Hiya! My name is Jim, 43 yr old male and 7 weeks out from the onset of the disease if thats what we call this. Started feeling numbness in the feet wednesday afternoon and by friday i lost the ability to walk. Saw two doctors in that time who had no idea what was going on before heading off to the ER saturday morning. I was diagnosed saturday morning and by that evening i was starting a 5 day regimen of plasmapheresis. Ten days later i was about to be released when it came back with a vengence, this time taking the use of my arms and lungs with it. I was able to skirt the ventilator with 5 more days of plasmapheresis and another five days of IVIG. I am now 7 weeks out, walking with a frame and able to type this message. Reading up on GBS i consider myself extremely lucky to be where i am at. Still dealing with tingling in the hands and feet along with residual nerve pain, muscle spasms. This is being controlled with gabapenton very well.
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Thanks for the introduction.
Seenie from Moderator Support
Welcome okjaz I hope you gain as much comfort and support as I have after finally finding this terrific group of people. I hope your recovery is speedy and you regain full mobility soon