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Clod: Raynaud's Syndrome

Italy

Blue Flower by Shelley EnszHello, I am a twenty-year-old girl and since I was thirteen I have always suffered from the cold, so much so that my hands and my feet became purple in the true sense of the word, afterwards white and later red.

There were times when it was so bad, I didn't feel my hands and feet anymore. I tried on all types of gloves but nothing worked.

Also my nose and my ears became gelid (extremely cold or icy) with very little cold. It was enough for my body to feel the wind blowing for this to begin. Sometimes this would happen also during the summer. My doctor diagnosed me with Raynaud's Syndrome.

I feel better by knowing I am not the only one who has it, at least there is someone that can understand me. Some people actually are shocked when they see my purple hands.

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Clod
Email: [email protected]
Story edited: 02-08-09 JTD
Story posted 03-09-09 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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