Tongue-Tied and Dumber

February 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Absolutely! I was diagnosed with CIDP in April of 2010 and I have noticed exactly what you are talking about. I feel like my tongue is swollen and fuzzy, and gets in the way when I try to speak. I also mispronounce words much more now than I used to. I have also noticed a definite impairment of my cognitive function, especially my short-term memory. Sometimes I will begin a sentence and have to stop because I forget what I am talking about. I don’t know if it is the CIDP, the medication (Lyrica for pain and IVIG), or some combination of both, but it is definitely present and can’t all be from the aging process (I am 48). I am sorry you also have these symptoms, but I am glad I am not imagining these things.