Reply To: A few questions? New and scared

GH
December 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Waiting four months is definitely not a good idea if it is CIDP or GBS. You need you strength monitored frequently, and as soon as a diagnosis of CIDP of GBS can be made, you need to schedule an IvIg treatment. With these disorders, early treatment generally leads to a better recovery.

You should also start shopping around for another neurologist who is more familiar with these disorders. But you should also understand that a doctor can’t just prescribe IvIg speculatively. This is an expensive treatment using a limited resource, so the diagnosis must support its use. You need a neurologist who can make progress on the diagnosis more quickly.