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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 there its me again with another general question :) so I started IVIG treatments two weeks ago on 6/24 and while reading the Prednisone discussion I realized that my loading does was very different then what everyone else has posted. Have I been…Continue
Hey everyone! Newbie here. Diagnosed in Feb 2014 after six long months of being bed bound and unable to walk on my own. I am slowly trying to regain my strength and exercise as much as I can to try to get back any of the muscles I've atrophied…Continue
I'm about to tell to my neurologist to prescribe me prednisone for the numbness on my feet and hands!!! I've been having this since October 2014 ....I've been on iv Methylprednisolone 1000 once a week for 6 six weeks. Finished two weeks ago and the…Continue
Hello. I am curious about Nutrition and alcohol intake. Does anybody have any experience on how alcohol effects the IVIG treatment. Or if it helps to eat specific diet. That could be less acid or food that beats inflammation.Best regards BirgitteContinue
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Posted by Roy on July 2, 2015