I think STRESS is the culprit
I had GBS twice – once in 89 and now Sept 06. Both times stress preceded it. But the stress the first time was for a year and then major stress the week before it arrived. The second time I had major stress for 6 years with taking care of a sick parent, one year after her death, and then I moved. I had enough points for a breakdown. So my body broke down and GBS arrived. I broke my ankle the 4th week of GBS when it was peaking. We need to figure out WHY we get this because I fear getting it a THIRD time. I want to know how to avoid it. I am afraid to go back to teaching in fear that I will get a bad cold and get it back again. I have not been out of the house in four months and when I can finally walk, I fear being near people. We need to figure it out. Sometimes poeple don’t put down stress because it is such a part of our lives that they are used to it.