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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.
Thank goodness I found this group! After reading alot of stories on here, I feel lucky. I was hospitalized vut never needed a ventilator. I am 2 weeks into recovery, but not much emotional support. My family and friends do t seem to understand what…Continue
Hello everyoneI contracted GBS in 1995, I am a long term survivor of this disease, and I am here to tell you that you CAN have a reasonable normal life, post GBS.I read from so many new members of this group how frustrated they are with the speed of…Continue
In January, I had really bad bronchitis. I was weak and numb in my extremities but thought it was due to "resting" I was still able to get done what I needed to do in life. April 1st I noticed increased weakness, but again not alarming. On the 4th,…Continue
My son who is 26yrs old was diagnosed on Oct 28 2015. He received IVIG treatment right away and responded well. Left the hospital 6 days later under his own power to only have it come back 36hrs later and it has progressed to where he had to be put…Continue
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