Reply To: Your Progression of CIDP

February 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

I was diagnosed with CIDP December 20,2016. My symptoms started with left foot drop. Then progressed to lower leg weakness at both ankles. Then my right foot began to be numb. My right upper leg also feels numb at times. Walking is very difficult especially if I don’t keep my head down to watch where I am walking or I get very dizzy and loose my ballance. Typing this is very difficult as I get spasms in my thumb and finger. I am to start IVIG next week. Pray that it helps. I also have lower back pain and my left knee is hurting and throbbing. I have to be on Coumiden during my 6 month therapy due to previous PE. Before this all began I was in the best shape of my life! I’m 55 and feel very old today. Anyone else out there had these symptoms and concerns? Thank You!