Reply To: Does this sound like GBS?

January 10, 2014 at 2:10 am

Hi Danmanca: Before I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in November 2012 I did have a very sore back; I consulted a local urgent aid center which felt that I had osteoarthritis. Unfortunately they didn’t refer me to their main hospital for a spinal tap and EMG, so my diagnosis was delayed four days at which point I remained in a good deal of pain and was taking falls. At that point I checked into a different hospital’s ER and after having the above tests as well as other ones in time was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the medication which helped me primarily was IVIG, with lots and lots of physical and occupational therapy. I returned to work in March, 2013.

Interestingly as I have asthma (well controlled) I was not having problems breathing. I did however have the tingling in my fingers.

I think I would have this looked at to rule out GBS bearing in mind that it’s a bit on the rare side even from the perspective of medical personnel.

Please keep us posted.