In addition to targeting underlying disease processes in CIDP, addressing the functional deficits caused by the disease is central to management. Because this rare disease affects the peripheral nerves, damaging the myelin sheath, patients with CIDP often experience muscle weakness, numbness or tingling, and fatigue. Tricyclic antidepressants are used frequently for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Antiepileptic medications are also effective.
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