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What is Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy?

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.

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Celcept and hiccups

Started by Madonnart in General CIDP Discussion 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

Have had hiccups for 5 days without stopping, started Celcept 6 weeks ago now at 4 2x a day. Has anyone experienced this? Thank you for reading.

Diagnosis not clear yet

Started by Joanna79 in General CIDP Discussion. Last reply by Joanna79 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm not diagnosed with CIDP and not sure I will ever fall into that diagnosis.Wanted to ask questions and hope you guys can help.I have full body small fibre neuropathy, extreme pain and weird sensations come with this. I also have…Continue

Nerve damage

Started by Pops in General CIDP Discussion. Last reply by Doll 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am 69, Diagnosed GBS 2013 after a bout of Flu, severe tingling started in feet up thru legs and hips, weakness, double vision. IVIG and PT learned to walk again, regained strength, etc but nerve damage and sensations continued. Periferal…Continue

CIDP Migration

Started by ModSupport in General CIDP Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

As we started discussing over the last year, Our version of Ning is no longer being supported necessitating a change of formats. we are starting that process now. So far we have migrated five communities. We started this one last night. We are doing…Continue

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Madonnart posted a discussion

Celcept and hiccups

Have had hiccups for 5 days without stopping, started Celcept 6 weeks ago now at 4 2x a day. Has anyone experienced this? Thank you for reading.
19 hours ago
Doll replied to Pops's discussion Nerve damage
"I was told it will never go away.  I wasn't happy when they told me that.  I was always active, infact, this happened digging and laying patio stones.  Pain was unbearable, had 6 kids and this beat that pain.  After 18…"
20 hours ago
Joanna79 replied to Joanna79's discussion Diagnosis not clear yet
"Sorry meant nerve conduction test, can't recall what the correct term is"
23 hours ago
Joanna79 posted a discussion

Diagnosis not clear yet

Hi all, I'm not diagnosed with CIDP and not sure I will ever fall into that diagnosis.Wanted to ask questions and hope you guys can help.I have full body small fibre neuropathy, extreme pain and weird sensations come with this. I also have…See More
23 hours ago

This Week On Living With CIDP 

1 cyclophosphamide  - someone tried it ?

cyclophosphamide - someone tried it ?

Posted by Kobi on May 1, 2016

2 What caused CIDP in you?

What caused CIDP in you?

Posted by estaban on April 19, 2014

3 Does smoking marijuana effect CIDP?

Does smoking marijuana effect CIDP?

Posted by Heather R on September 18, 2013

4 Nerve damage

Nerve damage

Posted by Pops on May 4, 2016

5 My story...... how did I get here

My story...... how did I get here

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Posted by Lightbulb7Seven on May 2, 2016 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well today. I am the mother of a child recently diagnosed with CIDP after an initial diagnosis of Guillain-Barre' Syndrome.



I have been meaning to document the events that have unfolded in our… Continue

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