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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.
Hi all and thank you for accepting me to your group.I had GBS back in 1997. I won't go into the full story of that here, but I will tell you that I thought of that period of my life done and over. My only reminders of that are the 'pins and…Continue
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Having had GBS 8 years ago I have always wanted to go to the annual conference but it was always in other parts of the country. This year it is in Orlando Oct 31-Nov2 so I'm heading up to Orlando to attend.Anyone in this group going?Continue
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
Should I ever get immunized? Before getting GBS I planned to get the shingles vaccine, and I usually get a flu shot every year. Will I be more susceptible to getting this horrible syndrome again than the average person? I'm counting on getting…Continue
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