I am convinced that the root cause of CIDP (or any other autoimmune disease for that matter) is multifaceted and should be treated holistically. In my case, and in many other cases that I’ve read or heard about, stress and anxiety have a huge impact on the development of autoimmune diseases, such as CIDP. While I did not feel particularly stressed when my symptoms first started, looking back I realize that my stress and anxiety had been so chronic and constant that it was my “normal” or autopilot setting, which is why I did not recognize it. Over the past few years, I have radically changed my diet, lifestyle, and general mindset, and I have regained 90% of my mobility and functioning. I started a blog to offer support and community building for people living with CIDP and recently published a post on the link between stress and autoimmunity based on recent research: http://happinesshealsai.com/anxiety-autoimmunity-link-can-address/
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