Reply To: New here. Recently diagnosed with CIDP; getting IVIG.

May 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thanks. It comes and goes; every day is different and it’s hard to predict. By the end of the day Friday I felt better than I had since all this started (at least in terms of the headache). But last night I had one glass of wine and that brought on a “hangover” as if I’d drunk two bottles, so I feel awful today.

I had some wine last weekend too, before the 48+ hour nastiness, so I think there’s a connection, although I’ve never had a problem with a few glasses of wine before. I suppose of pregnant women gan go nine months without a drink I shouldn’t complain about spending the next six months dry. :-/

In terms of sleeping, I’ve been taking Tylenol PM (over-the-counter) and it helps a bit. I don’t sleep the night through though. Strangely, I’m not sleepy during the day either, unless I have one of these crushing headaches, and even then it’s not so much a desire to sleep as a desire to escape.