Reply To: looking for a CIDP-specialist

November 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

My 83 year old mother has CIDP. Her first episode was Septmeber 2012, and she just had another one this past October. The first time she slowly recovered over a period of 6 months, but her legs never got back completely to there prior condition, but she could use a walker. This time, she had a relapse with a continual decline over a period of one week until she could not move any limb. Dr. tried IVIg – it did not work. He then tried the Plasmapheresis and we saw a great improvemnt. He gave her six treatments every other day. He wants to keep her on Prednisone now. After a few weeks, her upper body movement is now excellant, but she still doesnt have strong usage of her legs.