It started a few months ago when my girlfriend started finding strange spots on her hands when it was cold, they would turn purple. She went to the family doctor and he gave her a cream to use before going to bed so it would act during the night. The spots were a bit better for a few days, but the red spots and the sensation of numbness began again.
That happened two months ago. Today she was diagnosed, after five hours of first aid, with suspected Raynaud's Syndrome. Tomorrow they will run some more tests to check how bad it is.
Thank you for having listened to me, and I hope to hear from you soon
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 01-25-06 AL
Story prepared 01-25-06 JTD
Story posted 01-28-06 SLE
Translated to English 01-25-06 AL
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
Story Translator: Alba León
(Italiano) Fenomeno di Raynaud
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Alba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.
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