Reply To: Residuals Question

October 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm


Thank you for your input. I did not receive any treatments for the GBS. Nor do I take any medicaton. Like my neuro said, I am a lucky one. In addition, they did not test my spinal fluid for elevated protein levels. The main test ran was the nerve conductivity test. My neuro tested me twice. The first was approximately 2 months following the onset of my symptoms. The second came approximately 6 months following that when I felt like I was having a relapse, but everything test very good. Again, I feel EXTREMELY lucky.

Because my issues are symmetrical and my main issues are weakness and joint pain, I do feel this is now just another residual episode presenting itself. However, I do have a visit planned with a different neuro to get a second opinion, as I do not want to leave anything to chance.

For those that have residuals that tend to “come and go”, how often does this happen for everyone? When they do flare up, how long do they stay? Is there anything you do to minimize the impact? I apologize for asking so many questions, but that is why I joined this group, to have others to talk to about GBS and its impact on our lives.
Thank you all in advance for your help!