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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.
Before I was diagnosed my doctor was not certain if the drug , Lithium...may have caused the CIDP...in other words Lithium induced CIDP. I was taken off the lithium but symptoms did not improve. Any one else been in this situation? The nerve…Continue
I am a newbie here and this is my first post. What I am hoping to get answers to is whether the IVIG therapy will restore the numbness I have in my feet and toes and the pins and needles sensations. Also I experience very bad muscle spasms in my…Continue
I have been taking IVIg for five years and just started having bad reactions. The last time ,about two months ago, I ended up in the ER and now afraid to go back. Has anyone stopped their IVIg treatments and what has happened?Continue
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