Reply To: Does getting the flu affect CIDP?

March 3, 2020 at 9:54 pm

Every time I’ve gotten sick since I’ve got CIDP, my symptoms have gotten worse. The prednisone and Imuran I’m taking are supposed to suppress my immune system. When you get sick, your immune system kicks in gear.

As Jim notes, bottom line, yes your CIDP can get worse during an illness.

I can hardly wait for the Corona virus to hit my area ; ). In all seriousness, I am a bit concerned how people with CIDP will be affected by Wuhan special.