How do I know if I have Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Guillain-Barre Syndrome. People who have experience in Guillain-Barre Syndrome offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

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Paralysis that travel from lower limbs to upper limbs

Posted Sep 3, 2017 by James 2825
Numbness or weakness anywhere 8n your body. Go to Dr ad soon as possible. He will do a spinal tap to know for sure

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Connie 2000
You will have extreme weakness in your arms and legs, tingling in hand, maybe numbness. Go to ER hopefully they will have a neurologist that is on duty

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Debra 2000
IN MY OPINION --- Symptoms may vary, but generally.... if you experience unusual, persistent leg weakness, followed in combination with either severe low back pain or a persistent worsening numbness in your feet, a numbness which may be ascending into the ankles & calves, you should seek medical advice ASAP. GBS is rare, one in one hundred thousand (1:100K). 2% do not survive GBS as a consequence of respiratory failure, usually due to lack of timely, accurate diagnosis. There is a good chance those you encounter have studied GBS, but have never actually encountered a real case of GBS. Don't fall in the 2%. If your healthcare professional does not mention GBS as a possibility, you should definitely mention that you've read that GBS is a potential match for your symptoms. A spinal tap for sufficient fluid sample for lab analysis is required for definitive diagnosis. A high protein level in the fluid will confirm GBS. Rule out GBS before exploring other diagnosis.

Posted Sep 11, 2017 by Denny 2300
Time in an ICU with a decent Neurologist.

Posted Oct 1, 2017 by John 2070
Numbness, tingling, pins and needles, unsteady gait, vision problems, speech problems symptoms can be mistaken for stroke.

Posted Oct 28, 2017 by Kath Donaldson 2065
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Only determined through a test

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Marta 2000
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It is very difficult to detect the GBS itself as it is a rare disease and little known. In the case of sudden muscular weakness consult his doctor.

Posted Oct 19, 2017 by Nicolas 3250

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