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#1 dimarzio

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:38 AM

Two quick questions:

 

1.  It doesn't matter whether I use cold, warm or hot water, any contact between my hands and water (even a couple of raindrops) sets off my Raynaud's.  Whilst I avoid water as much as possible, I know that every time I need the toilet it will be a difficult issues.  Does anyone else suffer Raynaud's this bad or have a coping strategy?

 

2.  Just started taking Ramipril.  Has anyone else found it of help?  How long did it take to have any effect?

 

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:25 AM

Hi Dimarzio,

 

As it happens, either cold or hot water can set off attacks of Raynaud's.  So, when it's an option, try for warm water (even in bathing). And then buy a big supply of packaged hand wipes, and keep them handy in the car, pockets, purses, bathroom...everywhere.

 

It is always worthwhile to avoid an attack of Raynaud's. See Raynaud's Prevention for more tips!

 

I don't have any particular experience with that blood pressure medication.

 

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:27 AM

Hi Dimarzio,

 

Sorry to hear that your attacks of Raynaud's are so bad.

 

Thankfully, although I do suffer with Raynaud's, I've not experienced such extreme attacks as you describe.

 

Our Raynaud's Main Menu does give lots of information about this unpleasant disease.

 

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#4 dimarzio

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:07 AM

Thanks for replying - I get the same from hand wipes as I do from water, so that isn't helping me I'm afraid.

 

We are talking about the same wipes are we? Wet wipes or those things you use to wipe babies bottoms with.



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:28 AM

Hi Dimarzio,

 

The only other thing I can suggest are those antiseptic gels you can use on your hands without water. 

 

I have used those a lot when out and about and can't wash my hands after touching supermarket trollies etc.

 

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#6 dimarzio

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:32 AM

Thanks Jo, that sounds a better idea