Reply To: Problem getting Diagnosed, could it be CIDP?

October 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Hello TGriffin,

First, please note that none of us here (well, maybe one or two) are doctors, so what we tell you is just from what we have read and from our own experience. Take what we say with a grain of salt.

Second, GBS and CIDP have definitions for their onsets. If your symptoms started in August, but then remitted, and now are back, it fits the definition of CIDP. However, I personally would not rule out GBS, as your symptoms seem to have come on faster than typical for CIDP. If the EMG suggest demyelination, I would not worry too much about if the cause is GBS or CIDP, I would get started on a treatment of IVIg or plasmapheresis as soon as possible.

Godspeed in finding a treatment and a diagnosis.