Reply To: GBS from Stress

April 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm

“Stress” is not a well-defined medical term. It is not useful in explaining what causes GBS and related disorders. The fact is, the etiology of GBS is not well understood. It is known that Campylobactor jejuni can be a trigger, but there may be many triggers. The cause of any particular case of GBS is usually not knowable.

I would be skeptical of any doctor who attributed my illness to “stress.” If a doctor recommended Qi Gong to me or used terminology like “energy flow,” I would find a new doctor right away.