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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.
I am 11 months out in my recovery from GBS and doing quite well. But I do have a question that I have not seen posted here. The question is has anyone else experienced muscle spasms during recovery. I am experiencing them along my sides between…Continue
Started by rockthecasbah121 in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Tally 2 hours ago. 4 Replies 0 Likes
Did anyone else have headaches during the plateau and recovery phase of their GBS? I keep getting frequent headaches that aren't too painful but enough to notice. I'd say I probably get close to everyday in the afternoon during work and have…Continue
Started by QweensGambit in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by mdolich 4 hours ago. 12 Replies 0 Likes
I have these infusion treatments every three weeks. This is my second time having them. The first time I did them for six months and I thought maybe they were helping but I am not sure. I stopped for awhile( because of a complicated mess having to…Continue
Started by dvmwoof in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only) 5 hours ago. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Has anyone worked with an acupuncturist on nerve recovery?Continue
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