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Whilst alcohol is not recommended to Scleroderma sufferers, I enjoy a couple of glasses of red wine twice a week. Normally, I go to bed with white, cold toes, but on the evenings I have a couple of glasses of wine, I've noticed that my toes are pink and nice and warm.

I initially thought this to be coincidence, but have been monitoring over a few months now and found this to be the case every time.

Anyone else found similar?

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Hi Dimarzio,

 

As you have observed alcohol isn't recommended for scleroderma; however, I often have a small (and I mean small! :wink:)  glass of red wine; I'm more concerned about the effect on my liver, as I have to take strong medication.

 

I work on the principle of "a little of what you fancy does you good" and moderation in all things.

 

For Raynaud's sufferers it could be possible that a glass of red wine has a relaxing effect that causes blood vessels to expand, which might increase the blood flow to your feet, and thus your toes stay warm and pink, rather than white and cold. I must admit that I've never noticed any change in my feet and toes after a glass of wine.

 

Kind regards,

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I think you are right Jo. Something is definitely happening. Anyway, it's Saturday today so warm toes tonight I think. Very tempted to try this every night, but we all know what that leads to.

 

Caffeine is not supposed to be good either, yet I have tried leaving it alone for several periods and noticed no discernable difference.

 

Being able to get out for a walk every day seems to help though.

 

P.S Why do my posts still require approval mods?

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Hi Dimarzio,

 

I do hope you enjoy your Saturday night glass of wine!!

 

Regarding the post moderation, all members' posts (regardless of how long they have been a member and how many posts they've submitted) are approved before being included on the Forums, as per our guidelines.

 

Kind regards,

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