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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. 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.


Hi - we are new to this support group

Started by RollerCoasterMom in General. Last reply by LanceB 10 hours ago. 13 Replies

My son (3) was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre a little over three weeks ago.  It has been a crazy time and we are searching for more information.  He had 4 IVIG treatments, spinal tap and nerve conduction study.  Not sure where to look for more…Continue

Recovery for Guillian Barre' Syndrome

Started by Ms.AmuseBouche'Photog in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Ms.AmuseBouche'Photog 21 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi, everyone! I am here on behalf of my brother in law Jim, who recently developed a fast onset of GBS. This is day 29, he is still in a ICU type unit with vent and on second go around of IVIG! He is paralyzed from the neck down. We are wondering…Continue

GBS and Shaky Hands

Started by Nutty in General. Last reply by Nutty on Friday. 9 Replies

HiI am a new member and was delighted to received such a warm welcome - Thank you! I am GBS survivor and almost a year down the line I am blessed to be on the road to recovery. I still have side effects, one of which is "shaky hands" do any other…Continue

can she get better ?

Started by brooke in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by deltarat on Wednesday. 8 Replies

my mom was just diagnosed with acute Gillian barre. I've been reading so much but nothing has answered my question. is she automatically doomed down the road ? will she eventually end up in a wheelchair. she's also diabetic and has arthritis,…Continue

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June 2014 Community Newsletter

Posted by Ben Munoz on June 30, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Summer - the time of the year where some of our wonderful and fun memories are made. As a quote goes, "Life without love is like a year without summer."  Spend some time with your loved ones, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and feel the…

my daughter Danielle

Posted by Evelyn Thomas on June 7, 2014 at 2:11am 1 Comment

While in the hospital my daughter appeared dead and code blue was called. I was crying and praying they put her two babies and me out.only to find she was just frozen but could hear. Is this normal?

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