Reply To: High CRP (C-Reactive Protein)

May 16, 2016 at 2:21 pm

I am relatively new to this forum: A few months ago I posted asking whether a feeling of vibration throuhout the body was a symptom of an inflammatory neuropathy. This is in addition to balance problems, numb feet and ankles, leg pain, tingling, burning, etc. A member said that it was a symptom, so since that time I have been seen by a top rated neurologist who diagnoses CIDP, MS, ALS and other auto-immune and inflammatory neurological issues.

I saw her again on Friday and she is concerned about my case because of the sudden onset of symptoms. She suggested either a nerve biopsy or spinal tap to measure C reactive proteins in the fluid to detect inflammation. Do any forum members have experience with these methods for diagnosing CIDP or similar diseases? Are they definitive? And, should I do this now or wait a few months as my neurologist suggests?

Thank you for any help!