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Is daily alcohol consumption a problem with GBS?

By Anonymous March 3, 2010 - 7:29pm
 
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My wife has 2-3 daily glasses of wine which I feel is a bit too much. She disagrees.
She just contacted GBS and is currently being treated...is her daily drinking something she shouldn't do after she has completed treatment? Thanks.

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GBS is Guillain Barre Syndrome, which can lead to paralysis. It's where the body attacks the myelin sheathes that protect the nerve endings. She had a virus and it attached itself to her nerve endings. She is currently undergoing plasma transfusions to "flush" the problem from her system.

March 4, 2010 - 7:40pm
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Hi Susan,

Thank you for responding to my question.

My wife is getting Plasmapheresis...she gets her last of five tonight. She hopes to be released this Sunday (she is in Northern CA with her best friend...I am going crazy in Alabama). We have a lot of rescued animals that I have to take care of and she keeps telling me there is nothing I can do there.
Her best friend is an amazing Mother to everyone, so I am thankful for that.
She is on pain meds, but can't remember what they are giving her. Thought it started with an "N"

Her blood pressure has been very low twice (once 40/18 during treatment!!!!) The other time 65/40 or so. She is a very fit (we both bike 15 miles per day during good weather) /health conscious/athletic 59 year old.

I don't know what her doctor recommended regarding alcohol use.

Thanks again for your response. I appreciate it.

March 5, 2010 - 5:45pm
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Hi Anon - Could you please clarify what you mean by GBS? Thank you.

March 4, 2010 - 6:40pm
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