August 26, 2006 at 10:36 pm


CIDP usually presents symmetrically. That your weakness is on only one side would suggest that your condition is not CIDP. However, some people do have CIDP with asymmetrical presentation, so follow Brandy’s advise.

As much as you may hate to lay off your exercise, it might be prudent to cut back to a level that will help keep you in reasonable shape for a non-athlete. If your nerves are damaged, a rigorous routine will not help and may aggravate the nerves. If they are not, a couple of weeks at a lower level should not hurt your career too badly. The best bet is to listen to your body. If you hurt or seem fatigued even a little more than usual from your training, cut back.

Godspeed in finding a diagnosis soon.