I finally went and saw the doctor yesterday afternoon. He has tested just about everything he could think of. One test was normal; the other 7 tests were all abnormal. He has been able to fit the pieces together to form a conclusion-Chronic Inflammatory Sensory Polyradiculopathy (CISP). It is an apparently “very rare” autoimmune condition that causes inflammation the peripheral nerves, causing the numbness and weakness I have been experiencing. I will start immediately on prednisone (again) and if that works, long term I will need IVig infusions.
I can now add this to my growing list of autoimmune issues:
Chronic Inflammatory Sensory Polyradiculopathy (CISP)
Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy (degeneration of spine)
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (causes tinnitus-ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and balance issues (dizziness)
Time to do some more research I guess. I find it helps me to be well educated. J
I give all the glory to God and am thankful to Him for providing answers. Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, call and emails. I have appreciated so much the support I have received from the body of Christ. Have a great day!