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Tightness and numbness?

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    • Richard Hall

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      I am 6 month out from GBS diagnosis. I’m doing pretty well but I get extreme tightness in the pelvic area and numbness on the bottom of my feet. Aside from rest is there anything I can take to relieve these symptoms?


    • Gareth Parry

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      The numbness in your feet is a very common problem in people who have had GBS and it will improve. It is possible that some minimal numbness will persist permanently. Unfortunately. there is nothing that can be done about it. Not sure about the tight feeling in the pelvis. If abdominal and pelvic muscles were weak during your GBS this could just be the nerves recovering. If so, that too will improve. A medication like gabapentin may reduce the symptom but it has the down side that it could make you sleepy and dizzy so that risk has to be weighed against the possible benefit. You could talk to your GP about possibly trying gabapentin.

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