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  • Gareth Parry

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  • #2985

    Hi Mary: Weakness in CIDP can fluctuate a little but it does not typically have this pattern of being consistently better in the morning and then worsening as the day progresses. That pattern is more reminiscent of a disease called myasthenia gravis or, less likely, a rare condition called Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. You should make sure your neurologist is aware of the pattern of the weakness and that these conditions have been considered. Since you have already seen a neuromuscular specialist I am sure that they have but it doesn’t hurt to ask.