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What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system, the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The patient's immune system attacks good tissue, which in this case is the nerve cells communicating 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. As these sensations spread, the entire body may become paralyzed. Full recovery is possible but may take considerable time.


Bottoms of my feet

Started by Rickyboby in General. Last reply by Mark on Saturday. 5 Replies

The bottoms of my feet feel like tiny "bubble wrap" packaging material. That may sound comforting but it is quite the opposite ! Barefoot in the shower is almost unbearable. Anyone else experience this sensation?Continue


Started by KrisWbird in General on Friday. 0 Replies

As if suffering from GBS wasn't enough, I am now seeing a hemotologist for Leukocytosis. My white blood cell counts are always high and I have night sweats and fevers about 80% of the time. They are doing gene testing to see if I have chronic…Continue

New to the group

Started by Rickyboby in New member introductions. Last reply by TomS on Friday. 3 Replies

I am very pleased to have found this online forum. So many stories that I can relate to and others that have suffered way more than myself. In my most trying days I often said " I would not wish this on the Taliban" Not really true but people got…Continue


Started by Garigirl011 in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Jessica on Thursday. 2 Replies

My sister is currently out of the country and she was diagnosed with Gullain-barre syndrom. She was released from the ICU almost a month ago. She is still paralyzed from the neck down and I don't understand why she is home, she should be in a…Continue

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