February 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hi bny806,
So, have you ever had another spinal or an initial ncv/emg? I only ask because I was wondering what made them decide that you had cidp and not gbs from the get go? Is the doc saying it is gbs? If it is then is he going to stop ivig? After you get the ivig do you feel stronger and less neuro symptoms? If so, then it probably is cidp, not gbs. IVIG would not help symptoms this far out if it is gbs.
Any virus could cause gbs/cidp, any bacterial infection. It is amatter of the immune system turning on to fight of the virus/bacteria and then getting confused and not shutting off. I don’t think there is any way to predict what virus in particular will cause gbs and what one will be cidp. I think it is just a matter of how each person reacts.