I was diagnosed with GBS a year ago (Aug. 10, 2013). I was wondering if there was anyone else out there like me. I will be 50 years old in a few months and when I was diagnosed with GBS I was also going through menopause. I have made great progress and I believe after one year,but there are still some things that I struggle with. 1)I still get extremely exhausted after doing things that I use to take for granite (walking for a long time, flying to another sate for a funeral, and standing to make dinner).2)I still have a lot of pain in my hips, knees and feet. (mainly my left side).I'm currently on synthoid (for my thyroid problem I have), Lyrica, Morphine and some other medicine for seizures (which I have to take now do to having one after I already had GBS). The doctors now tell me that I have some arthritis in my left big toe, back at the L4/L5, could possibly have it in my knees but not enough to be making me have so much pain and weakness. I still walk with a cane and I'm not sure if it's out of necessity or security. I only had GBS up to my waist and in my arms (never placed on a ventilator). Is there anybody else that after a year that did not have it really bad still suffering from pain and exhaustion? If so how do you explain it to your spouse and others who think you should be back to your old self by now?