Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:18 AM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:38 PM
Interesting thing someone told me or that I read once but unfortunately I can't remember which it is....was that the lungs were the only internal organ that could be affected by Raynauds. I know sometimes with me when it's really cold out...I can cough for about an hour or so afterwards until I actually warm up again once I'm inside....just wondering if that could be adding to your problem...or not? Will be awaiting your news after your visit...hope it goes as well as can be of course, good luck!
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:03 PM
And happy New Year! Sorry you're having trouble with the cold weather; hope all goes well at the Dr.'s tomorrow.
I'm not on oxygen, but I've definitely noticed that I'm getting more short of breath and lightheaded walking in the cold weather, and I've slowed down a lot (and gained 5 pounds--grr). I suspect it's connected somehow to the Raynaud's, but I'm not sure how.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:12 AM
Hoping for an early Spring,
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:28 AM
It could be all in my head, but I think if I keep my portable O2 tanks in the warm house, rather than my cold car, I don't cough quite so much when I go out. The other thing I do is run the tubing under my coat so it stays warm and relatively flexible. Like I said, I could be imagining that it helps, but it does no harm.
Here's the link to the articles on Raynaud's of the lungs.
I'll join everyone in that wish for an early spring!
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:19 AM
For the holidays I traveled to sea level hoping for better health and warmer weather. Well, I got neither. It was so cold and my coughing and shortness of breath was just as bad there as it is at home. So my conclusion is that lower elevations help only in warm weather. Cold weather is my worst enemy! Maybe that's why I have an endless supply of teas in my cupboard. I try to stay warm from the inside out.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:12 AM
Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:15 AM
Sounds like a good idea for another opinion sure hope you get to the bottom of it soon so they can get some remedies in place to help you! Let us know how you make out with the new doctor any chance of getting in soon?
Hope it warms up where you are soon Not sure how cold it is for you but our temps have been -20 last week fluctuating to -9 today plus windchill...eeechh...didn't mind the cold before Raynauds but I detest it now too, he visits too often
Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:50 PM
No, you aren't alone, not by a long shot I would think. I had a very severe Raynaud's attack which made me black out for a moment. I ended up admitted to the hosptial and the general consensus was that it was the vasospasm caused by my body going from warm, to very cold, to warm again. Raynaud's can affect the large blood vessels as well as the small ones. It isn't terribly common but it happens.
Cold weather is a horrible thing for us to deal with, and I do not miss it at all now that I have moved west. Good luck and keep bundled up!