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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 everyone, good morning,I'm new to chat groups, and new to HIS, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. My Dad is 6 days into this terriblness. Last Sat, he felt a little punky, today he's on full life support, and paralyzed. We talk to him every…Continue
I was paralyzed from the waist down with excruciating back pain and shooting nerve pain in my legs and feet. Several things bothered me in the first day or two and that was the uncertainty of my condition. But when I heard I had GBS and could expect…Continue
This is now day 18 of my GBS. I did have my immunoglobulin treatment over 5 days and the disease stopped spreading and I dare say I have improved a bit. I am still week in my hands and arms and feet and legs.I asked the doctor if I will eventually…Continue
We're on day 2 of 5 on the IVIG treatment. Today, I saw my dad stand for the first time since coming to the hospital. He still can't walk, but he defiantly stood for about 90 seconds! Man, was I proud...I've noticed some abdominal bloating,…Continue
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