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CIDPChronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, also known as CIDP, is an acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder closely associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Affecting the peripheral nervous system, this condition is a chronic relapsing polyneuropathy.

It is a relapsing and remitting disorder. This means that a patient might suffer a particularly difficult period of symptom intensification, then after time recover completely. At some point within the disease’s progression, that patient will likely suffer relapses and not remit completely, then suffering resulting permanent damage. This is how the disease progresses over time.


Typical symptoms of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy include:

  • Numbing of the body
  • Tingling sensations, particularly in limbs
  • Pain
  • Progressive muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Loss of deep tendon reflexes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Other abnormal sensations

Cannabis to Alleviate Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Pain is the most common reason why people turn to medical marijuana through an Illinois dispensary for treatment of their diseases and other conditions. Pain caused by chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is similar to other forms of pain, particularly similar to that of multiple sclerosis, which medical marijuana is also used to treat.