Thank you LORI222 and GH

August 5, 2011 at 2:24 am

Thank you so much for your reply LORI222 and GH. Since posting above I have had an opportunity to speak with the Dr. who oversees my treatment at Cornell. He is not a neurologist but is very experienced with CIDP and other autoimmune disorders due to his supervision of all staff at the Rogosin Clinic where I receive plasmapheresis. Although the clinic is essentially for the treatment of out patients who suffer Kidney failure and most of the machines are for dialysis, several plasmapheresis machines are used to treat patients who are rejecting kidney transplants and require an immosuppresive approach. He said that I may have a mild autonomic involvement, but pointed out that if I had classic Autonomic CIDP I would not benefit from plasmapheresis. In fact my blood pressure would prevent my being treated with it, since it would immediately drop dangerously. Thanks for your kind reply.