Reply To: Hand muscle wasting and numbness and weakness with CIDP

May 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

Hello and Welcome

My experience is not really relevant because my disease progressed for decades without diagnosis. However, no one else has replied to you.

Your time from initial symptoms to treatment, although not immediate, should give you hope that with effective treatment your symptoms will abate.

What is effective treatment? If IVIG is effective in your case, you might notice almost immediate improvement. Yet, not all patients will respond to IVIG. In all likelihood, your damage is probably not severe and the muscles will recover, if not already atrophied, as the myelin sheath rebuilds and the nerve signals improve.

Presence or lack of fasiculations is a good clue about what’s going on inside.