Reply To: Your Progression of CIDP
CIDP will definitely make a person feel old. When my CIDP was advancing, I had pain in my legs for which I took painkillers. When I started recovery I went off pain meds and have never needed them again.
As the weakness progresses upward in the typical pattern, fine motor skills in the hands will be affected. I measured the progress of my CIDP by the loss of function in my hands, particularly my ability to operate my cell phone. Similarly for recovery, it was measured by what I could do.