Symptoms of CIDP

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CIDP Symptoms

Symptoms of CIDP Could Cause
Severe Tingling, Burning, Numbness

CIDP Diagnosis

CIDP Could Cause Paralysis
and Loss of Ability to Walk

The symptoms of CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) include numbness, tingling, burning and weakness, generally occurring in the feet first and they gradually ascend to involve other parts of the body.  One of the first signs that could develope is a foot drop, where patients develope weakness in their ankles and as a result tend to trip over their feet, or they could develope numbness and tingling in the feet and toes which gradually spreads to to the other parts of the body.  Other organs could also become involved including inability to adequately empty the bladder, nausea, vomiting, abdominal fullness or bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, low blood with dizziness, or trouble maintaining an erection.  The severity and the combination of CIDP symptoms vary.  Some could have only numbness, pain, burning, and tingling only, others have weakness only, and some have weakness, numbness, burning, and tingling.  In some patients CIDP could be one of the most aggressive types of neuropathy. The patient could develope complete paralysis and have severe burning, numbness, and tingling. In the aggressive types of CIDP the pain can't be controlled with the most potent pain killers.  Others patients have a very slow progression with mild disease.

I was anxious to find someone who was experienced with my complaints and able to remedy my constant pain especially in my hands and feet. When I presented I had to walk with the assistance of a cane. On my first visit he performed a nerve conduction study which resulted with a primary diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). I was very impressed with his knowledge of my condition and rapid treatment plan. I began a treatment of IVIG and have experienced significant relief of my many symptoms and am happy to report that I am no longer walking with a cane.