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I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

Impossible to say: Unlikely that you have cidp or acute immune polyneuritis, but some of your problems might be due to peripheral nerve issues. An EMG test done expertly could assist. Another question might involve a process such as multiple sclerosis, but that too cannot be confirmed in absence of MRI images. Spinal fluid analysis might be useful. Seek out a neurologist and pin down precise answer. ...Read more

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What is cidp?

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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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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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 are the best treatments for cidp?

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