CIDP & Fasciculations

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    Boban Stojkovic
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    One mount ago i was diagnosed with CIDP.
    I have fasciculations all over my body. Is anyone facing the same problem and is it one of the characteristics of the CIDP? Because of the lack of information about this, I am afraid that it is perhaps ALS.

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    Casey Finan
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    From what I’ve read, the fasciculations in als are localized in one spot/muscle and continue there until that nerve and then muscle cease to work. If they are all over and random, probably not als.

    Als also doesn’t typically have sensory symptoms, whereas cidp often/usually does. So if you have tingling/numbness/burning/etc. it probably isn’t als.

    Most importantly, I’d ask your neurologist. I imagine there is a reason he believes it is cidp and not als. There are a number of differences in the different tests they do to determine what you have.

    I too went through the als worries and had lots of fasciculations. Your neurologist is your best resource here.

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