Hi Doug

November 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm

[FONT=”Microsoft Sans Serif”]Welcome and I am so sorry you are dealing with these health problems–CIDP and your back issues. Neither can be any fun.

There are many here with lots of good information to share and I hope you will avail yourself of what the better part of this forum has to offer.

Of course there are never guarantees, but ever since the FDA approved IVIG for the treatment of CIDP, it is (I think) rare to be denied it. Anyone out there, please feel free to correct me if I am wrong here… My guess is that you will get it approved, albeit in their own time.

There’s a wealth of information on threads from years of posting that hopefully will help you in understanding your condition better.

In my case, IVIG didn’t work and I sought Stem Cell Transplant as my eventual course of treatment. I am pleased to say that I have been symptom free and off all meds ever since (10/09).

Again, welcome and I wish you well.