I don’t think everyone would answer in the same way. Once our immune system knows how to make antibodies that can attack “self” a recurrence is possible. What the triggers may be varies between people and is not well understood. For those that received treatment right away when they first got GBS, the likelihood of a recurrence may be less.
I guess what I was asking is whether or not our post GBS immune system is strong enough to push back against infections or viruses. But I believe a blood test may reveal that fact. I’ll have to ask my doctor. It may be the white cell count or lymphocytes. Maybe a CD 4 test, the one they use with HIV patients to measure their immune system. Buy thanks for the answer.
If one is taking Immunosuppressants (such as: Prednisone, CellCept, Imuran, etc.) the autoimmune system is suppressed or shut down and won’t be able to respond well against foreign antigens. Foreign antigens originate from outside the body. Examples include parts of or substances produced by viruses or microorganisms (such as bacteria and protozoa), as well as substances that may cause some type of infection.
Yeah I always thought of my self of having a strong immune system. I never really got sick much. I was diagnosed with GBS in 2012. My case was severe. I was on a vent for 40 days and spent 3 months in the hospital. But to this day I would still say my immune system is very strong. I still don’t get sick very often.
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