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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.
Hello everyone! I wonder if anyone had a similar timeline as mine. I began having burning pain and tingling in hands and feet, also shocklike random pains. On March 2 woke with weakness in left arm and leg. Went to ER next day, spent 3 days in…Continue
I have read that people contracted GBS from the flu shot and certain viruses. I amm curious how everyone on this site contracted GBS...thanks!
As part of my rehab since diagnosis 6 months ago, which included physio, occupational therapy etc I also was given a series of sessions with a psychologist, which I enjoyed as it helped me get over the initial impact of suddenly being relient on…Continue
Hi all, my daughter was 13 years old when she had a very severe case of Guillain Barre. We are now almost 2 years after that incident. Within her first year of recovery, one of my friends, who has an auto-immune disease, urged for my daughter to…Continue
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Curious how everyone contracted GBS.....I contracted GBS after a stomach virus. How did you contract GBS ??
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