Reply To: Fairly New GBS Patient

February 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hi Kerry:
For the first few years after GBS a cold would make all my residuals worse. One neurologist told me just to get in bed for a week if I got a cold. Our bodies suffer terribly with GBS and so any thing like a cold can make the residuals worse for a while. Relapse is very unlikely. As for being active as possible, exercise is good but overdoing is very bad. Don’t push yourself but get the amount of exercise that feels good-your endurance will slowly increase. But overdoing can make the residuals worse as well. It scared the hell out of me too. Welcome to the forum. Jeff