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Treatments For Guillain Barre Syndrome
See below:: Treatment of guillain-barré syndrome may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy. A respirator may be used if the patient requires assistance to breathe. Physical therapy can begin after the patient recovers limb control.The recovery period: a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30% may suffer from residual weakness after 3 years. ...Read more
French neurologists described a condition of progressive weakness following an illness. First by guillain and barre then added to by landray and stohl describing more severe forms with respiratory paralysis. Most cases progress up legs to trunk to arms, then slowing recover to normal. Some affect breathing, swallow and facial movement. Some with dizziness and ...Read more
What is the preferred mode of treatment for guillain barre syndrome: immunoglobulin or plasmepheresis?
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many treatments of ivig/plasphorosis should a person with guillain barre have? I had 5 of each once.People say I should have more is this true?
Correct therapy: If you have had both ivig and plasmapheresis, your treatment has been thorough and complete. Are the people advising you medical professionals or just busybody wannabes? Sorry to be critical, but i too think your doctors have done the right stuff. Be patient now and allow healing to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had guillain barre for 11 months and still feel tingling on my feet does it mean that I have the chronic type? How many treatments of ivig?
Let's assess.: If all that persists is tingling, then your healing process has gone well, and soon, that will disappear also. If your weakness were to recur, or your sensory problems magnify, it would be time to get reassessment and a new emg, and even lumbar puncture, as then we could consider cidp. Ivig is not appropriate or helpful for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had guillain barre for 10 months and still cannot walk dr told me i had the aman variant of gbs . Drs took 3 weeks to start my treatment. Outcome?
Nerve weakness: There is a variant which causes eye and coordination problems, but outcome should be quite similar in general if timely therapy is initiated. Your description certainly raises a question of chronic guillain-barre, which would do better with ivig once monthly. Suggest you have a followup emg, possible spinal tap, and get a treatment program started. Maybe, a second opinion? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not familial: Gbs is a postinfectious, immune-mediated disease. Cellular and humoral immune mechanisms probably play a role in its development. Most patients report an infectious illness in the weeks prior to the onset of gbs. Epidemiological studies have failed to demonstrate a familial connection or predilection for the syndrome. ...Read more
Depends: There is no telling how you personally will recover. It depends on the degree of damage done to your nerves and muscles. Some changes may be irreversible. You may want to consult with a neurologist who may suggest nerve congestion study and electromyography to evaluate the degree of damage and the potential for reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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