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Again, PLEASE call/email Dr.Richard Burt, Chairman of Immunology Dept of Northwestern University Feinberg Med Center in Chicago. He has been curing (my word, not his) CIDP for several years. My son and 2 others I know have been years with no more…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.
Months ago I had the lumbar puncture... ouch!. Cancer was found in the form of MGUS (an abnormal monoclonal gammpathy). For months I hovered on the Multiple Myeloma/Waldenstrom's Macrogammagloblomenia precipice... and then a month ago came the…Continue
. Because of my age, I have made a decision that the treatment I have is the best for me. The information that I received from everyone about plasmphersis and cell cept vs ivig helped me make that decision.. Medicare has been paying for IVIG…Continue
Stress is basically a condition in which we carry out our pre-wired response to "painful" stimuli --- the fight or flight syndrome. This is all well and good if the stimuli, seen as "bad", is fought and removed but what if the world has changed so…Continue
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