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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder that affects peripheral nerves. CIDP is also sometimes called chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, 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 sexes, CIDP is more common in young adults and in men. 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.
I know I have posted on this before, but I don't think I really ever studied it. Just knew what it was. Mostly for me I'm sensitive to touch and the areas are actually sore to the touch and get sore from mostly sitting or laying when things hit…Continue
FYI, there is a lecture entitled "Managing Your CIDP (Sorting Out Your Diagnosis and Treatment)" recently posted on YouTube. The lecturer is Dr. Kenneth Gorson, who is associated with the CIDP/GBS Center of Excellence at St. Elizabeth's Medical…Continue
Hi...I live in northern Montana where we are having serious fires, and smoke. When the smoke flares up, so do my CIDP symptoms. I feel severe "chills" when I move, write, climb the stairs. Also, find I drop things more, move slowly, and feel much…Continue
It will be one month from my RX date at the end of the week, and still no approval for my IVig infusions. Anyone know if there is a set time that a Insurance Company has to respond with approval or not. My legs continue to grow weaker. Frustrating…Continue
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