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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The peripheral nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord.
Autoimmune means the patient's immune system goes wrong and attacks good tissue, which in this case are nerve cells which communicate 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. If these sensations spread, which they often do, the entire body eventually becomes paralyzed. Typically, person with Guillain-Barre syndrome experiences symptoms start in the lower limbs and eventually spread upwards.
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I am not paralyzed and know I am very lucky. I never knew there is mild GBS. Yet, it is very hard to get activities of daily living done due to extreme fatigue and feeling very "shaky" in my muscles. It is difficult to go out as I get so exhausted.…Continue
I was diagnosed with Gullian Barre Syndrome on July 16th by the nuerologist at the hospital at was admitted in. I stayed there a week while they observed me and did many tests. All tests did not show GBS but my symptoms did. The nuerologist told…Continue
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My daughter, Jamie, has been experiencing severe pain in fingers and toes. It has been about 8 days since she completed the IMG treatments. Did others find that increasing the Neurontin decreased the pain or frequency?Continue
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