Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome can be emotionally difficult. Although most people eventually recover fully, the condition is generally painful and requires hospitalization and months of rehabilitation. You must adjust to limited mobility and fatigue.

To manage the stress of recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome, consider these suggestions:

  • Maintain a strong support system of friends and family
  • Contact a support group, for yourself or for family members
  • Discuss your feelings and concerns with a counselor
Jan. 01, 2016