Reply To: Newbie in Hawaii

August 22, 2013 at 6:02 pm

The drop foot, over time, caused me severe gait & knee problems. Once I obtained the proper brace ($1200 through Kaiser, my cost $270)) all the associated problems ceased or diminished after two weeks. Although, some of the lower body problems I now associate with CIDP.

The loading dose of IvIg has produced many subtle changes in many muscles in my hands and feet. I am once again able to pick up small items like pills and pennies and pins. Shortness of breath still remains.