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I am concerned I have guillain barre syndrome. I have been…

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Hey, I am concerned...

Hey, I am concerned I have guillain barre syndrome. I have been to the ER twice and the doctors keep saying I don't have it even tho they do no tests to confirm and even tho I have pretty much all of the major symptoms. And I currently do not have a primat doctor so I don dont know who to see

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes, been to the ER twice. I am currently on the Fentanyl patch due to a long history of back problems

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Yeah, I have an appointemen with a rhematologgist as I am pretty sure I have an autoimmune condition. Have been having severe stomach problems the last 3 years (had 2 stomach scopes done and a colonoscopy) and I have had a case of Eczma pop up recently and have been getting superficial blood clots on my right leg.

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

Its ben bothering me about 6-7 days now. No vomiting, but I do feel nauseated part of the time. Just got over a really severe case of lower abdominal flu. Had really bad diarrhea for like 5 days a couple weeks back. Still not over that entirely.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Did you go to ER for nausea and diarrhea?

What are your symptoms for which you are suspecting Guillain Barre?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I went to the ER like 10 days ago, along with my mother as we were both really sick, for the lower abdominal pain and diarrhea. They gave me a flu test, where that stick a swab up your nose, and that came back negative.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Lower abdominal pain and diarrhea indicate either a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis.

The initial management is as following;

1) PeptoBismol

2) Lomotil; may only be given if the diarrhea is vigorous.

3) Gatorade / Pedialyte

4) Plenty of fluids

5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.

6) Probiotics

The primary aim is prevention of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. If the diarrhea loss of fluids is too much or you are unable to drink enough liquids; you may need antibiotics and / or intravenous fluids.

Guillain Barre syndrome starts with weakness of lower limbs which gradually go up and may involve whole body.

Please read the symptoms;

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20362793

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