Reply To: GBS–chance of recurrence

Anonymous
May 25, 2012 at 2:02 am

Would anyone know the answer to a similar question about reoccurring GBS…I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and my doctor wants to put me on Enbrel, I’m worried about the warnings on the label about a rare side effect causing GBS. I had GBS – Miller Fisher Variant in 1997 when I was a teenager, we don’t know what caused my GBS it was either infection or vaccine since both happened at that time. Would it still be very rare to get GBS a second time around with this medicine, or would I be “playing with fire” in this case? Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated…I’m very scared and worried about this right now and have to make a decision within the next few days. Thanks everyone!