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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.

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Lingering Limitations

Started by Tarhealing in General 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

It will be a year for me in a couple of weeks and I still notice limitations in areas of my body where the nerves were hit so hard. I had to update my CPR certification yesterday and I struggled with my left hand in particular during the…Continue

The numbness in the hands

Started by Xstitcher in General. Last reply by kel yesterday. 13 Replies

Is it normal for the numbness to get worse ?

This stuff sucks

Started by Tally in Emotional Support. Last reply by Tally on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Its been a year may 5. Athem blue cross is horrible, the doctors I have seen 10 plus are horrible. It's bad enough to have GBS, but to not get any treatment at all. I have been told iam cured to why are you here, it's in your head, that's what…Continue

Rehabilitation

Started by Xstitcher in General. Last reply by Tarhealing on Sunday. 4 Replies

Is everybody in the group going to rehabilitation? Know how I would like to know how often you go and what type of equipment you are using.

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Posted by girlofgullianbarre on May 22, 2015 at 3:20am 2 Comments

I just got out of the nursing home with gbs in January and they don't know what caused my gbs but I had a c section with my son and I see a lot of moms get it!! well I just found out I am pregnant again and I am so afraid of getting it back I was…

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