Reply To: "tightness "in abdomen

July 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm

My husband was diagnosed with GBS on May 27, 2013. He has constantly complained of the tightness in his abdomen; the hospital doctor was not sure if this was a relationship to the GBS. The tightness originally had a defined upper and lower line, but now that definition has subsided and the band has become wider, still experiencing tightness but not so concentrated, albeit very painful. He also complains about his ankles and wrists feeling like they are wrapped with an ace bandage. During his week in the hospital he was treated with IVIG. He has been referred to UCLA Neurological and Musculoskeletal department, with his appointment on August 2. I will post what the UCLA doctors say about the band around his abdomen. Tests also showed ‘abnormalities’ in the spinal fluid, but no diagnosis was made. I pray it is not Transverse Myelitis as well.

Jethro, sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with TM. What is your prognosis?