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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.
Hi!Last week I was in hospital for a three day corticosteroid treatment.I experienced side effects in form of elevated heart rate, "beeing wound up (?)" sleplessness.My last dose was on friday (jan 23). I tried to go home no thursday but had to…Continue
Hi,I'm about 12 weeks into the initial CIDP symptoms and am 1-week post first-treatment. At some point in the last couple of months - I cannot remember if it was pre-or-post onset of initial CIDP symptoms - skin on my forehead and near my hairline…Continue
I'm doing well (so far) and wanted to share my story to-date as hope for anyone newer than me around here.My symptoms began probably 11-12 weeks ago with numbness and pins-and-needles in my hands and feet. I went to my primary care doctor about 7-10…Continue
Does anybody have Eye issues related to CIDP. My wife was diagnose with CIDP about a year ago, she is currently going to the Hospital for IVIG infusion three days every month.About Three month ago she start having double vision and problems with the…Continue
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