Reply To: Axonal Guillan Barre (AMAN)

July 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

Hi all,

I was diagnosed with AMAN type GBS in July 2013 while backpacking in South East Asia (Thailand to be exact). My first symptoms were extreme abdominal pain followed by foot pain. Over the course of 2 weeks this progressed to complete paralysis from the waist down, arms, hands and abdominal muscles. I was treated in an excellent hospital in Bangkok where this type of GBS is commonly seen. I received 7 sessions of plasmapheresis and remained in hospital there for 4 weeks. I was then sent to my home country where i remained in hospital for and additional 5 months receiving physiotherapy etc. Overall recovery was a year and i am pretty much back to my old self. I still get some nerve pain now and then which i take Lyrica for…seems to work very well.