Hey, first off I’ll start by saying we are not 100% sure I had/have GBS but dr.s treated it as such. Mine began in March (07) after a severe case of food poisoning.
Okay, I’ll say around 5 “traditional” doctors, aside from my original neurologist, thought it was all psychological! HA! A psychiatrist and a psychologist pretty much ruled that out.
Once I was told me it was psychological, I decided to take matters into my own hands – regular dr.s were not helping. I’d leave the hospital & dr.s offices unable to walk, talk, hold my head up or use my arms& told to see a shrink!
I found to alternative medicine dr.s and have had great success. No, this is probably not the case with everyone. We have discovered through the elimination diet, dairy, pork, beef, corn and eggs all flare up my neurological symptoms (possibly GBS). I am also on a strict diet. THere is actually a blood test to find out what you are allergic too. No, I had no food issues prior to my condition onset. I haven’t been able to conquer the fatigue and tingling sensations I have though. I have difficulties walking daily, but not as severe.. Oh well, at least I’m functioning!
Yes, be very open minded and see a naturopath. They don’t light incense and do voodoo!!!! Unfortunately, my insurance doesn’t cover alternative medicine…hmmm..I’m not surprised! I do correspond with my naturopath via phone and emails..free of charge 🙂 I was very disappointed in the traditional dr.s I’ve seen, so I’d rather pay her anyway!
We are still in the “process” of blood work and tests to figure out what else I can/can’t eat…environmental issues, vitamin deficiencies, hormones, etc…We even eliminated the prescription drugs I was taking..yipppeee.
I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t found my naturopath!!! In a mental hospital??? HA!!! I definately wouldn’t be able walk to my computer, sit here, holding my head up and able to type this post!
Take care, and let us know what you do!!!
Oh, another thing we found early on- this was our “sign” it was psychological – was raw garlic! I ate that stuff like you wouldn’t believe and it helped!
I’m not as crazy about the garlic anymore, but still eat it 🙂