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To: cricket
Hope she is restored to health and soon. (Am wondering about the onset of GB; particularly, when older. Common (?)Don't know. Do wonder if Lucy received any flu vaccine this year. ..

My mother had GBS at the age of 66, but there was no vaccine involved. It was preceded by a lingering stomach virus. A friend's mother also had it in her early 60's, preceded by a viral infection. Kind of sobering to think you can get something that normally runs its course (the common cold, the flu, Norwalk, etc.), and end up paralyzed.

If Lucy is only complaining of weakness, they've caught it early. She's lucky, she will probably need PT but the GBS will not progress to the point where she is fully paralyzed or needs to be put on a respirator.

14 posted on 04/17/2010 3:54:51 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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Thanks for info. . .interesting; a son of friend contracted GB. ..so yes, all ages. . .but a virus inolved in the chain. Vaccines always suspect.

Have not reat this; but have you hear/read of Dr. Mary's Monkey? You can just google if interested. Incredible in it's premises and asertions and unfolding.

16 posted on 04/17/2010 4:19:32 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow the 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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