GBS affecting CNS!!

September 22, 2007 at 12:27 am

Check this study out–My doctor told me the same thing and said watch out for meds that affect the central nervous system–They gave me Meds after my gall bladder surgery that affected my CNS and thet almost lost me in recovery, I spent 6 days in the hospital.

Rehabil Nurs. 2005 Sep-Oct;30(5):207-12.Links
Understanding Guillain-Barré syndrome and central nervous system involvement.Gregory MA, Gregory RJ, Podd JV.
Schoool of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. [email][/email]

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological disease that causes paralysis and may necessitate hospitalization for some patients in its acute stages. It primarily affects the peripheral nervous system, though recent research has shown that for some patients, the central nervous system is involved. The acute phase often requires intensive care services. Recognition is growing that recovery is not as smooth and free of symptoms as previously thought. Following “recovery” some people endure long-term residual symptoms, such as fatigue and pain. Nursing input can be of value by providing support, information, explanations, and empathy to reassure patients and families. A greater understanding of the nature and course of the disease and its ramifications can lead to more effective nursing management and a faster rehabilitation process.

PMID: 16175926 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]