GBS Xplained


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GBS Xplained

Through storytelling

Meet Scott

Hi, I’m Scott!

8 years ago I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (also known as GBS). When I was first diagnosed, I had no idea what GBS was or how long the condition would last. With the right help and treatment along the way, I've been lucky enough to make a full recovery. If you'd like to find out more about my story, please watch the video.

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, Medicine X founder, Kim Chilman-Blair realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.

Here at Medicine X, we believe that everyone should feel informed and empowered so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people. It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need.

We hope this helps you on your journey!

About GBS Xplained

Real People

The GBS XPLAINED story is based on a real person – Scott! It reflects his story, his experiences and his advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create GBS Xplained!

Our Team

The MEDICINE X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers that all work to make sure of one thing – the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of GBS that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information.

GBS Xperts

Check out the line up of experts that have been involved with GBS Xplained!

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Professor Steve Vucic


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Dr Harry Eeman

Specialist in Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Dr Karl Ng

Senior Staff Specialist in Neurology and Associate Professor at University of Sydney

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Produced in partnership with

The Guillain Barre Foundation of Australia is a registered charity which aims to increase public awareness through education and raising funds for the research & treatment of Guillain Barre Syndrome until a cure is found. The foundations main purpose is to advance health by supporting and improving the quality of life of patients and families, and to be recognised as the Australian resource for GBS.

The GBS Association of NSW

The GBS Association of NSW Inc. was formed over 30 years ago by a group of patients and specialists. The associations aim is to support and provide information to GBS/ CIDP patients, their partners, family, friends and healthcare professionals within and beyond the hospital environment.

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