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    happycouple001 posted:
    have fm anyone heard of having fm and guillain-barre think i may have gbs also or instead of not sure
    favorite song unanswered prayers by garth verses john 3:16 and serenity prayer .....happily married for 10 years this aug.,,,......... matt and my wife fran
    stillholdingonbutgently responded:
    I have been diag. with Fibro and GBS, funny you should mention that my Doctor is even at a loss for that one. I am a 36 year old male first diag with Fibro 13 yrs ago, GBS two yrs. I am offically now wondering what is the link?.
    Mark Pellegrino, MD responded:
    Hi Matt,

    Good to hear from you! I hope you don't have GBS. No relationship exists between having fibro and getting GBS, and vice versa, to my knowledge. GBS is when the body attacks the nerves and causes weakness, among other symptoms. This autoimmune disease is often triggered by an infection. Fibro is completely different.

    It's possible for someone to have both, coincidentally. Your doctor could determine if you have something else going on.

    Dr. P

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