Reply To: Newly diagnosed

January 3, 2013 at 6:29 am


I was not familiar with Endep, so I did a quick search.  It is, as I am sure you know, an antidepressant.  Many of these drugs are useful in treating pain symptoms, but they do nothing to help with the actual demyelination or inflammation of CIDP.  Your neurologist should have started you on one of the typical treatment protocols (corticosteroids, plasma exchange, or IVIg).  That he did not suggests that he does not really believe his own diagnosis.  I hope your appointment with the second neurologist yielded more positive results.  Do not be surprised or dismayed if he wishes to repeat several of the tests.  While perhaps wasteful, sometimes the second round helps yield more definitive results.

Godspeed in getting effective treatment,