arsenic possible cause of GBS
AnonymousJune 18, 2007 at 10:19 am
i believe any trauma to the body is a possible trigger for gbs providing there is genetic predisposition. although i do not know for sure, my trigger may have been concentrated ddt. years ago there was a gent from australia on the old board who got gbs after being sprayed by a crop duster. take care. be well.
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AnonymousJune 18, 2007 at 3:01 pm
I do believe that chemical poisoning can cause GBS. With arsenic poisoning the symptoms mimic GBS symptoms. Alot of people who have arsenic poisoning are often diagnosed with GBS, when in fact they do not have GBS.
To test for arsenic poisoning, they need to test strands of hair.
AnonymousJune 19, 2007 at 11:29 pm
I haven’t heard of the causing gbs, But the chance is there in a slight way. I had high levels of arsenic 2 times, was determined using the 24 hour urine tests, while in the hospital. The drs dismissed the results as not important, due to the psych who tagged me as depressed and as having conversion disorder, and said the high results were probably caused by seafood eaten withing the 72 hours prior to the test-NOT! the hospital never fed me shrimp or any other seafood while i was still paralyzed. I have read that arsenic poisioning can have the same symptoms as gbs though. But the levels would have to be really high to cause paralysis is what i was told, beyond the high levels that i had shown. i guess that is good in a way. Take care.
AnonymousJune 23, 2007 at 8:53 pm
[quote=gene]my trigger may have been concentrated ddt. years ago there was a gent from australia on the old board who got gbs after being sprayed by a crop duster. [/quote]
Wow, really? I hadn’t heard that! Now we have even more reason to run from the mosquito truck. 😉
[I](For anyone who doesn’t know, the mosquito truck drives slowly through neighborhoods spraying out clouds of pesticide. It makes a distinctive humming sound and you should see people’s faces when they are outside and they hear it! Total panic as everyone runs in. :p I used to think it was just [B]unpleasant[/B] to get caught in the poison cloud, but to know that it MIGHT trigger GBS is eye-opening!!!) [/I]
AnonymousJuly 10, 2007 at 12:54 am
[quote=cinnamongirl]Oh my….. such a truck exists?[/quote]
LOL! 😀 Yes, it actually exists and is as common a site during Louisiana summers as sunburns and sweat. 😉 In fact, they’ve been patrolling ever since I was a child.
I never thought of them as anything more than an annoyance until I saw this thread! Now I’m interested in finding out exactly what chemicals they spray and what exposure to a large amount might do to the body. 😎
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