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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.
Hi. New to this group. Thank you for sharing your struggles and successes. I am wondering why my insomnia is so bad the couple days after IVIg. My body is very tired and not well but won't rest. Any thoughts? I am on plenty of meds for sleep so it…Continue
I went and read the Spoon Theory after seeing someone on here recommend it I must say it's very helpful in giving a visual for others of our daily struggles. If you get a chance you should google it. I read it to my husband and he agreed it did help…Continue
Finished my 5th month of 6 , monthly loading doses. I do 35 gm per day for 5 consecutive days, plus solu-medrol with each infusion. I am concerned as the last 2 months my symptoms seem to have worsened. The fatigue throughout my legs has increased,…Continue
I’ve been searching through the archives and I don’t see any discussions of the role our microbiome plays in the autoimmune disease we all share. (For those who are not familiar with the term, microbiome refers to the mix of bacteria in our gut that…Continue
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