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It was pretty cold out this morning when I walked the baby to her bus stop. I was freezing and when I looked at my hands, the palms were white and my fingers purple from the second knuckle up. I have always said that I didn't have raynauds, but now it looks like I do. I posted a picture of my hand. I am wondering if you all think it looks like it to you.




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My health issues began with raynauds , going on ,

two years ago now

and has never really been in what I would call remission.

My vision is blurry this am so I can't make a judgement on your pic.

However, it's my finger tips that turn white first and it moves from there,

once as far as my wrists.

This also effects my feet and my face.

As I am diabetic , I keep my feet protected all the time .

I wear gloves alot and a if it's really cold, although it looks strange , I wear a ski mask to keep my face warm. My hair is very short so thats not a problem.

I would say to you, if in doubt , be safe and protect your self , do what you must to stay warm.


Hoping you don't !!!


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It sounds very much like you may have Raynauds or at least the start of the condition.

Raynauds, from my understanding and having got the condition, starts usually in your fingers -- White -- Blue -- Red are the colour changes!

It sounds like you are having a reduction in blood flow not completely restricted but enough to turn the fingers blue/purple (Cyanosis)

When the fingers turn white, there is usually no feeling, rather like going to the dentist and having your gums numbed. It can be quite painful and even more so when the blood flow begins to return. When your fingers turn purple, this precedes the burning, tingling sensation which leads to redness. I have always been told this is classic Raynauds?

My feet also suffer up to my ankles and my nose sometimes becomes very cold.

All my fingers are affected on both hands and strangely down one side of my thumbs.


I would certainly mention this to your doctor. A simple blood test will determine whether you have Raynauds or not!


Best wishes

Barbs xxx

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Hi Patty,


Sorry Hun, looks like raynaud's to me. Just make sure you keep them covered this time of year, and it's just as important to keep your whole body warm. If you get chilled, your body's natural reaction is to send all the blood to the heart and that takes away from your limbs.


Warm and Happy does it!

Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!


Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Your description certainly sounds like Raynaud's but I can't see it in the picture. Could be all those floaters I've got. Here are some pictures from our Raynaud's page. Any of them look familiar?


Say bundled up Darlin'. You don't want it to get worse.


Think warm!

Janey Willis

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