Initially, people with CIDP may simply be aware that it takes more effort to do the things they used to do, but over several months the symptoms may progress to the point that they may no longer be able to perform simple daily activities such as climbing stairs, walking without assistance, or lifting objects overhead.
Does exercise make CIDP worse?
This is an important principle for any population; however, it is even more essential for those with a peripheral neuropathy, because the wrong exercise parameters can actually make a bad situation worse rather than better.
How can I help someone with CIDP?
What YOU Can DoGet support for yourself. Its important that your help comes from a healthy physical and emotional place. Take care of yourself. Become familiar with CIDP. Contact your local GBS/CIDP chapter. Be with the patient as much as possible. Find a way to communicate. Listen. Bring home to the hospital.
Can I recover from CIDP?
While there is no cure for CIDP, it can be treated, and many patients feel an improvement in symptoms of weakness, numbness, and poor balance. Because there is no cure for this chronic condition, it can relapse, with symptoms coming back slowly or all of a sudden.
How long does CIDP treatment last?
Intravenous Immunoglobulin It can slow your bodys immune system. Many people show improvement in their symptoms in 3 to 5 days after this treatment, and it can last up to 6 weeks. IVIG can be repeated as often as once a month.