June 13 2015, I went into the hospital for 5 days. I had 3 MRI's, 2 xrays and IV therapy. I seen 2 neurology specialist and countless physical therapist. The Dr's suspected a very rare disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillian Barre is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. My experience started with my thigh "falling asleep", I stood up and noticed my whole body from the waist down was numb. I could feel everything, every touch, but it felt like pins and needles. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. However, it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach flu.
There's no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. .
Most people recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome, though some may experience lingering effects from it, such as weakness, numbness or fatigue. To this day I still feel numb, but I am getting used to the feeling. I can walk and do normal daily activities that I could not do at the onset, but, it is now in moderation not like I was able to do previously.
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