J.P. Rosenbaum Struggles with Severe Migraines after GBS Diagnosis

“This morning was pretty brutal; I had some severe migraines …”


J.P. Rosenbaum, who revealed on Sunday that he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), has been discharged from the hospital, but he said he is having a “pretty brutal” morning.

After a brief stay at the hospital, the former Bachelorette star is resting comfortably at home and learning how to manage his condition.

The 42-year-old shared a post on his Instagram Story by stating, “This morning was pretty brutal, I had some severe migraines – I’ve never had a migraine before and these were just, I guess incapacitating, I couldn’t move, talk or anything, it was rough.”

Rosenbaum said he heard that his migraines could be due to a side effect from intravenous immunoglobulin, a blood infusion, which he received.

Later in the afternoon, he said he has been feeling better and the migraines have subsided.

The dad of two said, “I haven’t had them since about 11 or 11:30 this morning, and I seem to be pretty stable. So now, hopefully, I’m in the clear on those and I’m going to start physical therapy and occupational therapy in the next few days and start to recover.”

GBS is a neurological condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own peripheral nervous system or nerves. The condition is quite rare and affects only one in 100,000 people every year.

The signs and symptoms of GBS include tingling and weakness in the arms and legs, which could quickly spread to the nervous system, causing paralysis. Currently, there is no cure for GBS. However, there are drugs to control the signs and symptoms of the condition. On Sunday, Rosenbaum expressed his concern about the diagnosis. He said, “Things you do every day… picking up this phone, buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant…[you] just can’t do it. Picking up my kids? Can’t do it. Wiping your ass? That may be T.M.I., but I might have Ashley assist on the next one.”