Reply To: CIDP = Caused by the flu shot
Hello Ron, my CIDP was definitely caused by the H1N1 flu shot i received in 2010. It was within 10 days of the shot that all my symptoms started up. I had a very classic case of CIDP and was able to get diagnosed within 6 months and start IVIG so I didn’t have a lot of permanent damage to my nerves. It was hard to convince my neurologist that the flu shot caused my CIDP but it was the timing that really helped him believe it was the flu shot. Plus, I was perfectly healthy prior to the vaccine. That being said, I won’t ever get another flu shot again nor will my daughter just in case the reaction my body had is hereditary.