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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.
As a recently diagnosed and extremely frustrated CIDP patient, I was very dismayed when I could not get my desired response several weeks ago about what recovery felt like (I posted on various websites for folks like us). I greatly appreciated the…Continue
I am sixty-four years old, six-foot one, one-hundred and seventy-five pounds, BMI is 23.5. I exercise at a moderately vigorous level every day (sometime I must walk with a cane). Three mile walk, one hour swim; nearly everyday, hand & bench…Continue
I was diagnosed with CIDP after 3 neuro's and numerous tests that concluded with a nerve biopsy. It showed a severly demylated nerve. My insurance company denied IVIG because I never had a lumbar puncture.My current Neuro. who diagnosed the CIDP…Continue
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