Reply To: Hello, I'm new here and looking for a little help

March 3, 2013 at 2:39 am

I’m no expert in interpreting your test results — leave that to your neurologists. But it seems that they are doing all of the usual tests. The elevated protein in the spinal fluid is a key indicator for GBS and CIDP. CIDP is noted for exhibiting a great deal of variation — more like a class of disorders than a single thing, so it’s not unusual to be “atypical,” if that makes any sense.

It seems that you have already been asking a lot of good questions, because you have much more detail on your test results than I ever cared about. The main questions I think you should still be asking are: What are the other pissibilities? How can other possible causes be ruled out? What are the various treatments and associated risk factors? In short, the same types of questions one should ask about any serious illness.

Have you not had any treatments until recently?