Reply To: Recent CIDP diagnosis

February 19, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Thanks, everyone, for the input and good wishes! This is a new world for me. The good news is that today, I got an appointment at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a second opinion. It is a Center of Excellence for treating CIDP, and it’s about a 2 hour drive from where I live. The bad news is that the appointment is 4 months from now… But at least I’m on the calendar.

Has anyone noticed whether or not alcohol makes the symptoms worse? I enjoy a glass of wine almost daily, but that would be easy to give up if it made a difference. I might try going without it for a week to see if I notice anything.

My CIDP hasn’t progressed to the point where many people are on this forum. I hope there are better days ahead for everyone…