Reply To: Acupuncture / Traditional Chinese Medicine?

September 7, 2016 at 6:30 am

Now another year has passed, and I’ve been fully emerged in an active lifestyle. Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing as well as I used to, or can’t run as fast – that darn old GBS sure has lasting impact. BUT THEN… I realize that in my early fifties, I just might be feeling my age. No need for “GBS excuses” if, these days, I can’t run as fast or as long or as hard as I did in my thirties. So my GBS days are also a marker in time as well as a medical incident.
My most evident lingering effect of GBS is remnant muscle weakness (slight paralysis?) in my lips. I can’t quite smile anymore, I can’t curve my lips upwards. I need to be careful speaking lest I slur my words (letters P, B) without realizing it. No problems eating or drinking. I think new people I meet don’t really notice; heck, maybe I was always that way. I wonder if there is extra treatment for this? Maybe a bit of surgery?