September 7, 2010 at 1:06 am

Could this be the inflammation part of CIDP?

I have very swollen ankles and hands. I spend a good portion of my day with my feet in the air trying to get the fluid to move away from ankles.

Just a thought!

Rhonda from Canada


October 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Your symptoms almost sound like uveitis or iritis–inflammation of the lining of the eye. Often with this, there is pain, redness around the iris (particularly for iritis), sensitivity to light and sometimes blurring of vision. This can be associated with less commone infection (CMV, toxoplasmosis, histoplasmosis, TB, etc) or autoimmune diseases. What goes against this being that, I think, is that the pain and redness did not last days. Usually the treatment is steroids to reduce inflammation and eye drops to dilate the pupil. Other causes of redness in one eye include allergic type reactions–often treated with a different kind of eye drops. It sounds like the ophthalmologist is being careful to check everything out which is what you want to be with eyes–they are very important!


July 24, 2007 at 10:21 pm

i”m certianly no dr. but as the name implies chronicinflammation
is the culprit. turn off the infammation fever goes away nerves get better
voila normality. the flame within needs to be extinguished.