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A stomach illness was where my GBS/CIDP/MFS all began. It felt weird initially, like maybe I had some kind of intestinal parasite. Then it became a sort of dull feeling in my gut that would not go away. I later realized it was the beginning of numbness after it spread to my extremities. By the time I had become completely paralyzed, 10 days later, there was no evidence left behind of any infection when the doctors went looking for such.
In my case, that initial stomach infection has not reoccurred, now 5 years post diagnosis.
I have had colds and the flu since, but none have triggered any increased weakness.