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Has my mom got guillan-barre syndrome?

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  • Posted By: mariemageen
  • December 10, 2006
  • 05:38 PM

my 70 year old mother has been provisionally diagnosed with guillan-barre syndrome (I know so little about it I don't even know if I have spelt it right)!
Her symptoms include a sudden fall which has left her with extremely decreased mobility in all 4 limbs. She is in considerable pain if you even lightly stroke her arms (in particular her right arm) she is in agony. Her breathing is ok and she has full head and neck movement. She has been in a hospital bed for a week and her symptoms appear to be getting worse not better. Before she fell (and was outside all night for 7 hours in really cold temperatures) she felt tingling in her hands and felt that they weren't a part of her body. She is also now experiencing pins and needles in her legs, feet, arms and hands. She also states that she feel a funny sensation in her abdomen but cannot fully describe it. So far she has had varous xrays and a lumbar puncture and is now awaiting an MRI scan. Can anyone help me I feel so lost.

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  • Check out this website for information:http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthinformation/diseasesandconditions/nervous/gbs/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 08:53 AM
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