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Hi! I was finally diagnosed with CIDP February 2014. I was put on Prednisone 4 weeks ago and I hate it! I have Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and I still have the weak legs, some days are worse than others of course. So…Continue
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder that affects peripheral nerves. Symptoms range from weakness to paralysis, mild loss of feeling to total numbness, and no nerve pain to significant nerve pain.
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) disorder is also sometimes called chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, is caused by damage to the myelin sheath (the fatty covering that wraps around and protects nerve fibers) of the peripheral nerves. Although it can occur at any age and in both genders, CIDP is more common in young adults, and in men more so than women. It often presents with symptoms that include tingling or numbness (beginning in the toes and fingers), weakness of the arms and legs, loss of deep tendon reflexes (areflexia), fatigue, and abnormal sensations. CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome and it is considered the chronic counterpart of that acute disease.
Hi All: It is great to have such a blog! It is very interesting to read all of the inspiring stories and how hard we are all working to get through this horrible disease.I am currently on my 3rd treatment of IVIG and haven't seen as much improvement…Continue
HelloI'm still a new-bee to this; so, hopefully this is not a ridiculous question.I understand that IVIG is thought to suppress an overactive immune response (attacking nerves). It seems that how this all happens isn't greatly understood. While IVIG…Continue
Ok I admit it this post is going to date me. I was first told I had CIDP by a pain specialist about a year ago, it was confirmed by an EMG and NCT. I am now under the care of a Neurologist who has put me through countless blood tests to exclude…Continue
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