Patient: creeping numbness from feet upward to the upper torso, loss of control of upper body causing lurching gait, onset approx 8 months ago, general physician unable to provide diagnosis. Have heard this can be a side effect of Guilliume Barre syndrome caused by a reaction to influenza shots. Can you elaborate or suggest another diagnosis?
Doctor: Guillain Barre is an autoimmune problem in which the immune system attack’s one’s nerves.
Often it begins after a trigger event like an infection or stomach problem, but frequently there is no previous infection and no reason is ever found for it occurring. ..Continue reading..