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What is ivig treatment for cidp?

What is ivig treatment for cidp?

IVIG & CIDP: IVIG is a special immune-modulatory treatment used for illnesses like myasthenia, AIDP (Guillain-Barre), and CIDP. CIDP is an illness that causes numbness and weakness by affected the nerves of the body. Trouble walking is a common problem with CIDP. It is a long-term, progressive condition that is sometimes mitigated by IVIG. Read more

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Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

Not necessary but: It is not necessary to continue ivig treatment in patients withchronic inflammatory demyelenating polyneuropathy there are other drugs like steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, plasmaphoresis and physiotherapy. Ivig is the initial treatment. But every case is different and depends on the response to therapy. Discuss with your treating doctors what is best for you. Read more

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I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month My sensory nerves are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment?

I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month My sensory nerves are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment?

YOU NEED TO KNOW: Points to emphasize: 70% respond to IVIG, it may take many months to stabilize strength, over time may be best to consider additions of Cell-cept or Imuran (azathioprine) to the IVIG, MMN is different from CIDP and needs to be specifically pinned down. If you are not improving, time for a second opinion at a nearby medical school. Read more

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I have cidp in which ivig and steroids have failed. Is there any truth in cannabis being beneficial to my condition?

I have cidp in which ivig and steroids have failed. Is there any truth in cannabis being beneficial to my condition?

NOT TRUE: Forget marijuana or any cannabinoids, and I have NO clue where this recommendation originated. Would suggest you continue IVIG at 1 g/kg every 3 weeks and add either Imuran (azathioprine) or Cell-cept, and work closely with a neurologist who has experience in these approaches. Read more

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My father age 70 diabitic has been diagonize with CIDP. Neuro suggest IVIG or plasmapheresis. I wanted to know which one is better for him.

My father age 70 diabitic has been diagonize with CIDP. Neuro suggest IVIG or plasmapheresis. I wanted to know which one is better for him.

Better?: This is a tough call because both options are appropriate management. If you can, please go to a local Library and have them point you to a few books that can help you understand the options for your father's care. All should go well. Please let me know how things go. Read more

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Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. Read more

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Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy generally uses the purple ribbon. I wish there were something even more effective than a ribbon to alert the public and physician alike to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy -- it gets missed too often. Read more

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Are breathing issues common with cidp?

Are breathing issues common with cidp?

NOT USUALLY: Cidp differs from guillain-barre, and may well be less dangerous to life and limb. Does typically present with bilateral proximal and distal limb weakness, and some sensory problems, but cranial nerve involvement is inconstant, and respiratory compromise is unlikely, and best considered rare. Read more

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What is cidp?

Nerve disease: Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory; cidp; chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy involves nerve swelling and irritation (inflammation) that leads to a loss of strength or sensation. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001781/. Read more

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Can cidp effect your sex life?

Can cidp effect your sex life?

Not directly: Cidp affects motor nerve function, and typically does not disturb the autonomic nervous system directly. Secondary weakness or sensory issues do occur, which could interfere, and medication adverse events could influence sexual function, but most of this can be readily stabilized, allowing resumption of normal activity. Read more

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What are the best treatments for cidp?

Cidp: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy tx is with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants & plasmophoresis. Read more

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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. Read more

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Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

CIDP THERAPY: Cidp or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an inflammatory disease which damages the myelin sheaths around nerves. This can lead to muscle weakness and impaired motor control. Treatments available include steroids which help alleviate the symptoms. Read more

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Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Not really: Both conditions are immune-mediated and inflammatory and thus can be treated with immunosuppressive medications. However, cidp and lupus erythematosus are unrelated. The first line treatments and prognoses are quite different. Read more

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What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

PNS vrs CNS: Both guilllain-barre and cidp are inflammatory immune peripheral neuropathies affecting nerves in arms, legs, and face directly. Ms affects the central nervous system, and attacks brain and spinal cord. Read more

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I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

No: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is not premalignant and I've never heard of it being a warning of hidden cancer. But it is very troublesome. Congratulations are in order for your physicians for making the call -- it is often missed. I hope that you are able to get proper care -- much is available but it is intense and costly. Good luck. Read more

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Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

Absolutely: You'll need to go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc who has training in doing this correctly by using a heavy metal challenge with captomer or similar testing. Regular blood work won't suffice. I would also suggest looking at other toxins and food allergens - anything that can lead to inflammation and/or autoimmune issues. Get going! Read more

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Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

Individualized supps: To the best of my knowledge there is no research to help answer your question, but that does not mean vitamins can't help. Cidp is an autoimmune disease & vitamins help with similar illnesses. Autoimmune disease is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental toxins & infection. These must all be addressed. Please hit the tap button below to see my comments-not enough space here! Read more

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IF CIDP disease is suspected, what blood or lab tests show be done?

IF CIDP disease is suspected, what blood or lab tests show be done?

Nerve studies: Typically, if the history and symptoms are suspicious for CIDP, your doc will have you undergo electrodiagnostic studies like electromyography where there are specific findings that point toward confirming the diagnosis. Sometimes you will also have a lumbar puncture to study the cerebrospinal fluid and a nerve biopsy. These are all more diagnostic than blood tests. Read more

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