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What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system, the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The patient's immune system attacks good tissue, which in this case is the nerve cells communicating with muscles. The individual with Guillain-Barre syndrome will initially experience a tingly and numbing sensation in the limbs, as well as weakness in the same areas. As these sensations spread, the entire body may become paralyzed. Full recovery is possible but may take considerable time.


Alternative medicine

Started by Rainbow in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by Mary 8 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hello everybody,thank you for letting me join your group.I'm recovering from MFS.  It’s been two years and the latest EMG still shows no activity in sensory  nerves, although I have made quite some progress. I was hoping to get some info from…Continue

Walking without losing balance

Started by Alya in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by Moo 11 hours ago. 17 Replies

I am currently using one elbow crutch to walk and I am always focused on my feet when I am walking. If I look up in the street while walking I feel that I am going to lose balance and fall. How can I overcome this?


Started by Evalyn in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi all. My 12 years old daughter recovered from GBS last year. She was doing fine until she came down with a cold recently. She is so tired & she sleeps at least 12 hours a day. If her pain interrupted her sleep she will then need to sleep more.…Continue

still confused

Started by jverp70@aol.com in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi I am jverp, I was diagnosed in oct. 2014. I am doing better because I have gotten stronger. ALOT of physical therapy, but I am still numb from my chest down, my hands, feet and legs are the worst.I work so hard at being just like I was before…Continue

I've been away for a while, an update

Started by Les in General. Last reply by Alya yesterday. 3 Replies

I just wanted to give all members an update.It does get easier, just hang on in there and persevere even when you feel low.I still recommend trying to go to the gym at lease once a week to move and flex your body in the fitness areas and pool. In my…Continue


Started by banksk12 in General. Last reply by Shirley Harvey yesterday. 10 Replies

Good morning all!For the sake of full disclosure, I am a graduate student working on an assignment about chronic conditions and the various resources available for support and recovery. I am here to ask if anyone would be willing to share their…Continue


Started by Donna in General. Last reply by Shirley Harvey yesterday. 4 Replies

When do the physio usually try to see if you can stand up . My mum has been in hospital with GBS for two weeks . She was paralized legs arms hands Ect she had started getting movement back in her hands and arms she can lift her arms up now too . She…Continue

Tags: Recovery

New to Gbs

Started by Kellaujoh in General. Last reply by Nebretta on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hello everyone! My name is Kelsey. I am 26. I`m sure like many of you, I had never heard of Gbs until it turned my life upside down! Almost 3 months ago, I had just had a beautiful, healthy, happy, little baby girl. Before I left the hospital, they…Continue

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still confused

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Hi, here is my story

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Walking without losing balance

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3 Mixed progress

Mixed progress

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4 What if it's not GBS?

What if it's not GBS?

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