Reply To: Anyone have any upper/lower respiratory problems?

April 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm


I’ll just relate my experience, nothing as serious as yours breathing wise.

Back in July/August of 2016 when I think the CIPD was just beginning to present itself. I had shortness of breath when I exerted myself. I have asthma, so the doc added an extra dosage. It continued until I started steroid treatments to treat the CIDP.

Since February, I’ve either have had constant allergies or sinus. My nose runs constantly, with post nasal drip that gives me this annoying little cough that seems to like to irritate all the weakened muscles in my back.

I have had allergies all my life, but usually a Zyrtec will take care of it. This seems different. Very persistent, as if my immune system is run down–which it is, since muscle weakness has returned I have a run of 5 straight days of IVIG starting Monday.

Is it related to CIDP? Maybe since our immune systems are compromised, we get these low grade annoyances more easily?