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Third IVIG course; Inbetween maintenance?

Posted by Md_CIDP on April 18, 2015 at 6:34am 0 Comments

I am happy to say I finally got approval from my insurance company to do home weekend infusions of IVIG.

I had a four day 2gram course in early January which I responded to miraculously well.   Second two day outpatient infusion at local…


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What is Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy?

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.


Hello from someone new to thinking about CIDP

Started by Wanderer in New Member Introductions and Personal Stories. Last reply by Md_CIDP yesterday. 3 Replies

I wanted to put some of my history together to introduce myself. Today I was motivated to write something now that I have joined 2 CIDP groups. so here goes.....I am new here and am trying to figure out if my symptoms fit CIDP. I have spent the last…Continue


First time

Started by Paul T in General. Last reply by Sue Jones yesterday. 5 Replies

HiThanks for all the emailsI'm getting ready for my first infusion !I'm 61 in good health except for cidp!It started about 5 years ago , when I noticed I had a problem trippingCause of toe on my left foot catching.I have had many problems with my…Continue

Best CIDP specialists in US ?

Started by Minagish in General. Last reply by tperri on Thursday. 4 Replies

I'm very recently diagnosed with CIDP. My bilateral leg weakness is deteriorating quickly, and now my hands are being affected. I went into hospital 2 weeks ago for plasmapherisis, but so far have seen no improvement. I'm getting a bit desperate. I…Continue

Tags: plasmapherisis, specialists, CIDP


Started by VB Living in General. Last reply by springmang yesterday. 6 Replies

I really want to know what I'm going to experience when taking this drug for an extended period of time.  I was just diagnosed last month and have now been taking 100mg of Prednisone for about 3 weeks.  I don't think I have noticed any side effects…Continue

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Third IVIG course; Inbetween maintenance?

I am happy to say I finally got approval from my insurance company to do home weekend infusions of IVIG.I had a four day 2gram course in early January which I responded to miraculously well.   Second two day outpatient infusion at local cancer…See More
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