Janice’s question about Edema

October 15, 2006 at 7:47 pm

I am also new to this site and relativly new to CIDP. I had no idea such a condition existed until I received my DX. My symptoms came on much more rapidly than did Vickies. (less than 6 weeks.

I to experience sever edema especially toward the end of the day. My DR. Suggests that it is the result of the lack of normal musle activity in the lower leg which would normaly help in pushing blood out of the lower leg. I do notice that, I have to get up to go to the bathroom several times during the night and that by morning the swelling has gone down some. I do not know what we can do about it but I find exercise helps.

Typing is a real challenge. I have two fingers that respond pretty well to what I ask of them