CIDP instead of GBS?

November 27, 2006 at 6:09 pm

A few red flags stood out in your post. First off, it sounds like the illness came on rather slowly, not in just a matter of days or even a few weeks. Also, the fact that prednisone helped you to walk; Those two things make me believe that you probably have CIDP & not GBS. Sometimes it may be difficult for the doctors to make the distinction, as they are so similar.
I was first dx with GBS in April of 2002, & it was changed 6 weeks later to CIDP when I continued to weaken, even with plasma phersis, IVIG infusions, & steroid infusions. BTW I also needed cataract surgery in both eyes after I finally got off the steroids. I am only mentioning this, as because CIDP is chronic, you might benefit from continued treatments & get better than you are now.