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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.
When I was first hospitalized I had a neurologist who didn't diagnose me despite the pretty classic symptoms I had (I learned that later). I was so uncomfortable, I was miserable. It came on most in the evening and lasted through the night. I don't…Continue
I had been doing so well lately until last week. I am 15 months out after a supposed mild case and am having to work an extra day each week while standing all day. I had begun jogging a little and working out with weights at the gym. All was great a…Continue
I had GBS in 1991. After going through everything I recovered ok but the last 5 years I've been really tired and my joints are starting to hurt. I used to be so active and now I'm just tired and weak. What is going on?
My sister was diagnosed after an upper respiratory infection after returning from Hawaii , she had the usual numbness and tingling of the hands and feet. She has gotten worse she is on a ventilator for one week now. They have…Continue
Has anyone gotten a shingles vaccination since they developed G-B? My Doctor is pushing it, but since I was told that my G-B was (probably) caused by a flu vaccination I received, I'm a little hesitant.Anyone have any experience??Continue
i'm in high school and all i do is fall down so many times. one time i was just standing up and fall down. my legs are always weak and sometimes and scares me to even get up. im always light headed.Continue
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