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I can understand and sympathize with your problem
It would appear that you are now suffering from excessive anxiety, and this could be precipitated by the prior medical history,
The anxiety appears exaggerated and irrational, and bordering on obsessiveness.
I would recommend that given the significant distress that this is causing you, and the escalating symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor for the same,
Prescription medicines should help ease your symptoms in this situation,
On the scientific side, millions of people are having URI like symptoms on a daily basis, and the incidence of GBS is extremely rare, so your concern is quite unwarranted scientifically speaking,
Looking at strategies to cope with anxiety, stopping research on GBS :)
and doing things that relax you and take your mind off these obsessive thoughts ought to help,
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Thank you MD doc, I do acknowledge my intense anxiety state but in the back of my mind still cannot put out the fact that I have been so stressed in conjunction with an URTI and that the anxiety and stress have escalated so much that something has to give in my immune system. Could I stress myself into developing GBS. I will act on your other advice also
The stress and the URI is not going to cause GBS in this situation,
There is no scientific evidence to support this theory, and as stated above, the cases of GBS are extremely rare,
What you are suffering from is CYBERCHONDRIA ....
the fear of diagnosing a disease on the internet :)
True, but I once nursed a lady who could only blink for 6 months due to GBS and I have experienced intense fear imagining being in the same situation