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Is it alright to drink alcohol when you are recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome?

By Anonymous January 31, 2011 - 10:28am
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My husband was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome last August 2010 and still shows symptoms. He still drinks alcohol like he used to before he was diagnosed. I would think it better to abstain until the nerves are back to normal.

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My wife was diagnosed with GBS Friday April 4th 2014. She is about 90 - 95% recovered but still suffers pain in her hips, hands & feet, especially at night. She just turned 60 in August 2017. She has been a casual wine drinker (once or twice a month) most of her adult life. I quit drinking any alcohol a couple of years ago to encourage her to do the same but she still drinks about the same. I have noticed when she does, she has more fatigue, a bad day the next day. I'm monitoring her to make a more accurate assessment if the alcohol makes any difference. I would think, clinically, that because alcohol kills cells, it is harmful to the healing process for people affected by GBS!

November 10, 2017 - 9:06am
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