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Raynaud's (re: luvmom's post last week)

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Just an fyi.......

 

I posted that I was starting to use the nitro patches (to berryman) last week. Well, I stopped after about 3 days. I was still having headaches, started getting some nausea, and was having moodiness (mainly very grumpy). I'm a wimp about those kind of side effects.

 

Yesterday I called my Dr. office and the nurse called in a prescription for ravetio (generic for viagra). I took the 1st pill this morning (20 mg, twice a day) and am getting ready to take the second. So far, so good.

 

When I tried the 1st nitro patch I had a headache by early afternoon that day. I just wanted to let everyone know, but that doesn't mean the patches would do the same thing to someone else. I'm sure it works well for others.

 

Christy


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Hi Christy,

 

I am on revatio. It's great, but does sometimes cause headaches. About a half hour to an hour after I take it my face gets hot and my eyes feel hot too, but I don't mind. Good luck with it, it's a savior. Luckily insurance pays because it's about 1200 a month!

Karen

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I just finished reading and printing information on raynaud's from the sclero.org International Website. I wish I would have read this earlier. It would have eased mind considerably.

 

Thank you Shelly. You made my day. The pictures helped ALOT!

 

Hugs,

Christy


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I've been taking the revatio for about a week now and there is definite improvement for me in the hands and feet. The cold and pain still comes and goes, but not nearly as bad. My doctor said we can always increase the dose. I'm taking 20 mg twice a day. The first couple days I had a very mild headache. The other side effects I've had were (like Karen) hot spells and flushing about an hour or so after taking the med. I also have a head congestion feeling about then, too. It all goes away fairly soon.

 

Karen, thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

 

Christy


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