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Does catching Guillain Barre early reduce chances of full body paralysis?

Does catching Guillain Barre early reduce chances of full body paralysis?

Yes and No: Early treatment of GBS with IV Immunoglobulin or plasma exchange shortens the recovery time to independent walking again however it may not decrease the chances of complete paralysis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Sudden paralysis through out my body. have senses but brain goes paralyzed why?

Sudden paralysis through out my body. have senses but brain goes paralyzed why?

Consider: Periodic paralysis associated with thyroid disease, low or high potassium, but also seizure activity, and psychiatric disorders could create such issues. Cerebrovascular ischemia in the posterior circulation might cause drop attacks. ...Read more

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Face trauma. Partial face paralysis. When will my paralysis get better?

Face trauma. Partial face paralysis. When will my paralysis get better?

What caused it?: Cannot answer. You need to be evaluated and diagnosed before your question can be answered. Please see a Neurologist to start. ...Read more

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What will cause full body muscle spasms?

What will cause full body muscle spasms?

TOTAL BODY?? tetanus: or very very severe chemical imbalance are the only things that come to mind. If you think you are having this you should either consult one of us or be seen. ...Read more

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What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

A nonproven detox: I don't know much about this, but my understanding is this is a method advocated by some natural medicine folks of cleansing the body of toxins using exercise, massage, skin brushing, and deep breathing. It is not known to treat or prevent any disease. These techniques cannot remove toxins from the body, but they may make a person feel better by decreasing stress and improving relaxation. ...Read more

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Full body muscle twitches, internal tremors at night when fallng asleep, random numbness tingling. Anxiety!? Other ideas? Clean mri, emg, echo, blood.

Full body muscle twitches, internal tremors at night when fallng asleep, random numbness tingling. Anxiety!? Other ideas? Clean mri, emg, echo, blood.

Anxiety: Yes this could be symptoms of anxiety or other disorder. Be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle without alcohol, drugs, or smoking, and eating a healthy diet. Are you having high stress symptoms? Normal periods and normal weight? If anxiety is the problem then you need help with this. Use meditation to relax, exercise more do not use stimulants. ...Read more

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Normal to have sudden onset of hard myoclonic jerks while awake but relaxed? Entire body.

Normal to have sudden onset of hard myoclonic jerks while awake but relaxed?  Entire body.

May be normal: Myoclonus refers to a quick, involuntary muscle jerk. For example, hiccups are a form of myoclonus. So are the sudden jerks, or "sleep starts, " you may experience just before falling asleep. These forms of myoclonus occur in healthy people and rarely present a problem. If you believe this is a myoclonus and gives you a problem, i would suggest you to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read more

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Dizzy,tired,numb face n limb,stiff body numb,dry skin,pain leg,short breath,upper abdominal pain.Is that autonomic nervous disease?

Dizzy,tired,numb face n limb,stiff body numb,dry skin,pain leg,short breath,upper abdominal pain.Is that autonomic nervous disease?

Multiple symptoms: At your age an autonomic nervous system disease is highly unlikely unless you have had some type of trauma or prior nervous system disease. All these symptoms could be simply dehydration. Try drinking 4 glasses (8 oz each) of watch and wait a few minutes and see how you feel. Your urine should be clear and not yellow. Good luck and feel better! Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

See live doc: need to see a live physician for good exam. twitching may be due to low potassium from vomiting, light headedness from perhaps dehydration. May all be coming from a stomach or GI issue. that is the best I can tell you based on your description. See an internist to better evaluate your stomach issues. ...Read more

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Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Consult Neurologist: Anxiety can have many symptoms, however muscle weakness and stiffness does not seem to be symptoms commonly related to anxiety disorders. Tingling, numbness and loss of balance could beproblems related to many neurological conditions, or side effects of medications/substances. A neurologist should be able to rule out any other issues that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

See a doctor NOW: Full body muscle spasms are unusual and could be due to very serious problems like low calcium or low potassium, or neurologic disease.It's important to find the cause so see a doctor as soon as possible!magnesium & muscle relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap & drugs can help, but its essential to find the cause-if you have low potassium then you need potassium(& tests to see why it's low) etc. ...Read more

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Bodyheavy sensation/almost paralyse triggered by hand movements subside w/rest 1-2min.Periodic paralysis/lakeofsleep? Vanishes for months sometimes

Worrisome: Paralysis is always a concerning symptom. I would recommend an examination by a primary care physician to do a full neurologic exam including deep tendon reflexes, grip strength, gait, muscle symmetry, etc. Given your age and no other history, I would want to rule out myasthenia gravis, among other common neuromuscular disorders possibly include blood work, imaging and EMG testing. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more