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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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In America, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We spend the day thinking about what we are grateful for and also eating a lot of turkey and pie. :)I thought it would be fun to start a discussion on what we're all thankful for. I'll get it going:I'm…Continue
Hi every one......I would like to ask about when the myelin sheet forms myelination (regenarates) we will get neuro pain ?my father useing trigabatin medicine for neuro painwhats the best medicine for neuro pain...Continue
This is still all so new but I'm finding the night particularly difficult. Lifting my feet is still really difficult so the process of climbing the stairs in the evening even with hubby's help is daunting. As soon as I lay down, I'm more aware of…Continue
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So my sister (35) got sick with GBS over a year ago, she has improved to the point where she can be put unto a wheel chair. She has shown very little improvement, she has been going to a general/family doctor which I suspect is a mistake. I have a…Continue
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