Reply To: Newly Diagnosed "Mild" GBS
GBS diagnosed in 2008 with immediate treatment: IVIG/plasmapheresis, intensive care and lengthy inpatient therapy in a NeuroRehabilitation facility. Present date (2017): I have continued to practice a healthy diet, embrace a positive mental outlook, and go to yearly follow up visits with a neurologist who is well versed in GBS/CIDP treatment. Avoidance of stress and adequate rest are invaluable tools. Aquatic therapy has been the most beneficial therapy for my body and mind. I’m not a swimmer as I sink like a rock BUT flopping around in a pool has been fun and physically rewarding. Find a community pool and get a membership if you don’t have access to a private pool. Initially my health insurance provided me with a benefit of receiving therapy in an approved aquatic facility. Above all, stay in touch with the GBS/CIDP Foundation. It is an amazing resource with caring individuals willing to provide information to patients and caregivers impacted by GBS/CIDP and variants.