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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.
Started by calaan in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Lisa Topaz 4 hours ago. 18 Replies 1 Like
My dad was diagnosed 2 weeks ago, he is currently in the icu on a ventalator, he hasn't been able to wake up since they put the trach in and took him off sedation medications ( 4 days ago), is it normal to not be able to even open your eyes? He…Continue
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Yikes, I know some of you are dealing with back pain with your GBS, I am not sure if I'm dealing with a GBS thing or a pinched nerve/ sciatica problem. All this started out of the blue after a pretty intense physio session.I'd appreciate any advice…Continue
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Im on the tail end of this syndrome and it hascompletely changed everything in my life, its been a year and i dont know if ill ever be the same or feel the same about the world. I dont know if i can make anyone ever understand what ive been through…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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