Reply To: Mitochondria
I just saw this post after responding to your other. The comments will overlap some.
I can guarantee that you have mitochondria, we all do. Without them, we would die. Their function is intimately linked to the energy production in the cells. My guess, based on a general understanding, not specific knowledge, is that the neurologist is concerned that you have some mitochondrial-based neuropathy, which is a common type of mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial disease is a bit more common than CIDP, so it is not unreasonable to suspect a mitochondrial disease. I hope you get your test results back soon.
Have you had a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study done? This is the type of study that can help distinguish between demyelination and other types of neuropathy. I believe that it is generally considered an essential test in diagnosing CIDP, so I presume you had one. Do you know what the results showed?
Godspeed in finding a clear diagnosis,