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Should i get tested for Guillain-Barre after Flu shot reaction?

I had a flu shot and moments after there was a tingling in between fingers which can be attributed to hitting a nerve. Ten minutes later suffered one-sided hip pain deep and aching. I would later have pain in the heel of that leg. I feel like my hand-eye coordination is "slow" but that could be in my head. I had a single very itchy hive 24 hours later along with sore throat stiff neck and very harsh diarrhea which lasted 4 days... Also developed a rash on upper right leg briefly...Hive was silenced with benadryl spray and benadryl. The hip pain i have felt at three different times. Was concerned of a risk of Guillain Barre..as the shot covers H1N1 and it also had Thimerosal which is alternate theory for being the cause of gastro problems and allergic reaction.
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Have you talked to your doctor about your symptoms?

GBS from a flu shot is RARE, but it can happen. GBS is rare, anyway.

The symptoms of GBS are progressive - they start and spread and get worse. They often start in the legs and spread up to the rest of your body.

I don't know that you have GBS - I'm not a doctor and can't diagnose in any case, but you should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. You can have reactions to flu shots that aren't GBS.


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I looked at these comments and found so many especially the hip pain that stood out to me and it is hard to say whether or not all these people had undiagnosed guillain-barre or some other post flu shot reaction...They don't make any comments about having paralyzed lungs which guillain-barre will progress to especially untreated..I find it very disturbing that there is such ignorance about such debilitating symptoms these people and myself are experiencing by the majority of people I have dealt with...

sorry this was the page with more of the GBS reminiscent descriptions

yeah the best info I found was this...

n many cases, magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord is performed to distinguish between Guillain–Barré syndrome and other conditions causing limb weakness, such as spinal cord compression.[4][8] If an MRI scan shows enhancement of the nerve roots, this may be indicative of GBS.[4] In children, this feature is present in 95% of scans, but it is not specific to Guillain–Barré syndrome, so other confirmation is also needed.[9]
Spinal fluid[edit]
Cerebrospinal fluid envelops the brain and the spine, and lumbar puncture or spinal tap is the removal of a small amount of fluid using a needle inserted between the lumbar vertebrae. Characteristic findings in Guillain–Barré syndrome are an elevated protein level, usually greater than 0.55 g/L, and fewer than 10 white blood cells per cubic millimeter of fluid ("albuminocytological dissociation").[22] This pattern distinguishes Guillain–Barré syndrome from other conditions (such as lymphoma and poliomyelitis) in which both the protein and the cell count are elevated. Elevated CSF protein levels are found in approximately 50% of patients in the first 3 days after onset of weakness, which increases to 80% after the first week.[4]
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