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Raynaud's Phenomenon

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#1 chockers


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:40 AM


I've been told by a fellow sufferer that she no longer had it, but used to have it .

So in some cases does Raynaud's get better ?


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Yes Christine, it would seem so to me. I had terrible Raynauds starting in 1966 when we were in England on our OE and it continued unabated until suddenly about 2 years ago when I realised that it was gone. I still feel the cold and I still always take a coat or jacket from force of habit, but even when I have made a deliberate attempt to induce an attack, nothing happens. I do still take the same medications I was taking, because I get Migraines and the Amlodipine I took for Raynauds relief also stops the headaches.

Although, as an interesting side issue, I also take enteric aspirin every day and I know now that the aspirin has a role to play in stopping the migraines. Last week I had to have a Liver Biopsy and to try to minimise the risk of bleeding to death afterwards I gave up taking aspirin for almost 5 weeks. I was told the aspirin affects your clotting time for at least 4 weeks so to be safe I gave myself 5 weeks grace. Anyway, the first day without aspirin I had a headache and every day for 5 weeks was the same until the day after the biopsy when I took my aspirin again - and poof no headache!!

I wouldn't hold my breath about the cessation of Raynauds though Christine because I am a tad older than you are I think so you might be waiting quite a long time.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Ha ha Judy, you might not be older then me. I still get Raynaunds from changes of temperature but indoors it seems better.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Hello Christine

I guess it's possible for Raynaud's to improve then, it certainly did for Judy! As far as I am aware though there is no usual pattern of improvement associated with the disease but rather deterioration.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

Hi Christine,

I must admit I haven't noticed any improvement in the Raynaud's with which I suffer; in fact I think it has deteriorated a little over the last 3 years since I was diagnosed.

However, there are quite a few things you can do to improve the symptoms particularly outside when it's cold and in supermarkets when you're near the counters with air conditioning.

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