GBS and Prednisone

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2006 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Everyone! I’ve noticed that some of you take Prednisone and some say Prednisone is not good with GBS. Could you explain when it is okay, etc.?

      I’ve had GBS for 9 months and have been on Prednisone twice during this time for an out of control rash. I also have Shingles, but do not receive treatment for that at this time because I have no pain from it. Guess I’m wondering if Prednisone could be a detriment to my recovery.

      Thanks for the exceptional help given here!

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2006 at 5:33 pm


      Steroids are not a treatment for GBS. You are using them for something else obviously. Fatigue is the longest lasting residual in my opinion, and as I understand, one of the side effects of that stuff is muscle weakness. Kind of like taking a pill to add a GBS sympton to things almost. Run it by your doc and maybe there’s some other drug to try.