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#1 uknlv18

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

Hi all,

I am having a real bad time with my Raynaud's at the moment. I think I got my first little ulcer on my right index finger. It's a little slit almost like a paper cut and it hurts like the dickens!

I also ordered some gloves with pockets that can hold the hand warmers I got. Silver gloves also work really well for reflecting heat back into your hands. I wear them by themselves in the summer time and under other gloves in the winter.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:21 PM

Hi Jean,

What you describe as your first ulcer is exactly what I used to get. They didn't ever progress to open wounds which wouldn't heal but were they ever painful!!

I don't know why mine didn't ever become hard to heal and I can't remember what I did to help them - not much use am I. What I do remember is being given Old Wives Tale type of 'cures' which were agonising and didn't help either so don't get tempted to go down that road.

I am sorry you have started with ulcers and I hope you manage to keep them under control somehow.

Warm hugs and best wishes

JudyT

#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:42 AM

Hello Jean

Welcome to the ulcer union! :lol: You're in good company, although I don't have digital ulcers, have them on my feet and legs, I always thought digital ones would be worse as they're on your fingers and as we all know fingers get everywhere! I have sclerodactyly and as a result what I call the "knuckle of pain", it's my right hand pinky finger's middle knuckle that now sticks out so I constantly bang it and whack it at every given opportunity so I can just imagine what I'd do with finger ulcers!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:19 PM

Hi Amanda
It's not got much going for it has it the ulcer union? - You don't get to choose whether you want to join but the fees are cheap and you can get a massive glove collection.
Helen

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

Helen, it ain't got nothin' going for it except the other members! :emoticons-clap:
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:28 AM

Hi all,

I am having a real bad time with my Raynaud's at the moment. I think I got my first little ulcer on my right index finger. It's a little slit almost like a paper cut and it hurts like the dickens!

I also ordered some gloves with pockets that can hold the hand warmers I got. Silver gloves also work really well for reflecting heat back into your hands. I wear them by themselves in the summer time and under other gloves in the winter.


Try 2 pairs of magic gloves on top of each other. The silver makes my hands colder. Also knitted gloves make my hands colder. I really only get on with magic gloves, I find gloves without a close fit will make me cold. Hat is a must and a good lined coat.

Feet, knee length socks with a pair of short ones underneath and a vest or a tee shirt, jumper and fleece on top or good cardigan with full sleeves and good jeans, nothing thin on legs.