What are the symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Symptoms for Guillain-Barre syndrome may begin subtlety with a prickly or tingly feeling in your fingers and toes. However, the symptoms will begin to spread throughout the body in a relatively short amount of time. Eventually, people experience weakness all over their body, which then morphs into paralysis. Other symptoms can include difficulty walking, speaking, moving and breathing.

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