Reply To: General CIDP – IVIG Poll
I have no doubt that a few have gotten relief from CIDP just from IVIg or PE, but I think that would be the exception.
CIDP is an Autoimmune condition whereby our systems make cells to attack invading organisms. Each of us has had encounters with foreign antigens over the years and have built up defenses against them. These experiences make all of our Autoimmune systems a bit different. As a result of CIDP and related diseases, some of us have ended up with “T” cells that don’t properly recognize “self”. A discussion of the cell types that may be involved is here:
Another discussion thread which addresses key treatment options and how they might work for some of us can be found here:
Please look into treatment with Rituximab to help rid yourself of the chronic form of CIDP, it has worked for me. The threads linked in the following discussion may be worth your time to read: