Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:39 PM
I'm curious...I'm certain Ray has been befriending and visiting me since last August....and he seems to like my feet (which is a normal thing with him), I know B
BUT...when he visits you, does he visit your hands too and at the same time? I ask because my hands absolutely hate the cold and have for years, the same as my feet & nose...but I've only ever noticed my hands to not look right one time....where my feet have been blanching, paining, etc, for several months now whenever they get cold.....I've since loaded up on extra warm socks, etc, and everything to try to keep them warm. Thanks.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:26 PM
My hands, feet, and nose usually all get cold at the same time. The toes and fingers both blanch, hurt, burn, turn purple-red, and so on. I suspect this is one of those things where everyone is a bit different. You would NOT believe how many layers of clothes I can get on at any one time in the winter.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:48 PM
Jeannie's right in saying "everyone is different." My hands can be freezing and my feet toasty and vice versa. I try to keep the whole body warm because that helps the extremities, but sometimes those toes and fingers have a mind of their own. My toes get cold mostly when I walk outside or around the house without shoes on.
If these episodes are lasting that long, you really should mention it to your doctor. No matter what, you need to get the blood flow back as soon as you can.
Try to Stay Warm Darlin'
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:29 AM
I've always had my hands and feet work in sync. I can be toasty warm all over, and then suddenly my hands and feet will turn icy cold! Lately, my nose has decided to join in, so now I have 3 areas to try to warm up!
When my nose gets cold, I also notice that my two front teeth feel icy cold, too, and my nose feels very achy. Very strange indeed!
I guess I can be glad that I have two front teeth to get cold, it would be worse if I didn't!
Raynaud's works in mysterious ways. I hope this helps you!
Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:16 AM
I have lots of attacks and there never seems to be a pattern to them. Generally my hands are the worst because they are more frequent (at least 3-4 times a day) but I also have them in my feet especially while having a shower in the morning! My nose gets very cold too but at least it doesn't turn white like my hands & feet. I don't know how long that's being going on but my hubby says it's like the nose of a thoroughbred dog - always feels cold.
It is important like Lizzie says to keep warm all the time & to avoid having attacks because they can all cause damage.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:01 AM
No, I'm not on any med's for it...my episodes are not lasting long (maybe 1/2 hour or so max only on some days but they are not turning any other colour)...they definitely blanch, go tingly and my toes feel like they are curling when they're cold, my big toe has pained on occasion with it but definitely not severe like some of you have it...will continue to monitor and speak to my doctor about it though. Will also mention to my rheumatologist in July too.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:56 AM
Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:34 AM
Ears and face need to be protected also.
I also have Raynauds and it's important for us to take care, as everyone has mentioned.
Another thing I would like to add is to confirm whether or not you have Raynauds. If you do,
medication can alleviate the stresses colder weather brings on.
As Janey, Lizzie, Jensue and others mentioned, it's so important to take care, staying warm also.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:27 AM
Just keep working around and see what works for you - as you can see from the range of responses here, the disease gets expressed differently in everybody and what works is different. Just keep trying so you don't loose your quality of life.