Raynaud's syndrome?

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Raynaud's syndrome?

Postby debbie8107 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:27 pm

Anyone else get it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_disease don't know if it's linked to PCOS or not but I've heard it generally effects women between 18-30 http://solsticepoint.com/coldhand.htm
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Postby celticpanda » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:23 pm


I was diagnosed with this when I was a student nurse in my early 20's. I am now 39 and still find I suffer ( feet especially so) .

Have invested in good quality lined leather gloves and knee length boots with fur lining has helped with my feet!!!

Top tip... I married a man who is like a hot water bottle- always warm and he loves having my cold feet on him to cool him down whilst I warm up!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Babushka » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:49 pm

I read about this in a mag once and i thought, i may have this!

My hands from the knuckles up towards tip of fingers are always red and darker than the rest of my body. Its only in the winter tho and my hands are always freezing! Never noticed it when i was younger but i think i know when it first changed colour. I was 18 and forgot to wear gloves when it was freezing. Think i may have frost bite? I might have arthritus later on in life? I might need my fingers amputated, but i dont want to think about that now, i am a writer, i need my fingers!

Basically, they are really red in the winter and look old.
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Postby sarahhal » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:59 pm

I have this and know at least one other sufferer with it, certainly circulation problems can also be linked to weight as well.
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Postby Loopey » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:52 am


I'm a reflexologist and have successfully treated clients with Raynauds. It does not cure the condition but can help reduce the frequency and severity of attacks by helping improve circulation. It may be worth thinking about having some treatments!
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Postby Blodyn » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:12 pm

I've always suffered with this too, didn't know it could be linked to PCOS though! Although, what isn't?!
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Postby Babushka » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:08 pm

Recently i noticed, in this cold weather, that my hands esp fingers stiffen up and i can't clench my fists! I look closely at my fingers and its like raised blood vessels. I don't know what it is but i'd say its thin bloood or something, i dont know. I know if i put hot water on them, it goes away! I might have arthritus later!
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Postby debbie8107 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:16 pm

Could be, have to ever had tests for arthritus? I had a tests years ago because I kept getting pains around my wrists and backs of my hands if I overused them (I still do). I remember one day in high school I did a line of cartwheels during a PE lesson and for a few days after my left hand was really painful and I couldn't hardly write.
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Postby Babushka » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:01 pm

I don't want arthritus! I am a writer so i need my hands! I might start practising writing with my feet in a min!
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Postby lisarchie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:48 am


The link you sent is great! That picture of the white fingers is just like what I get. When my hands are cold, just the middle fingers goes numb and completely white as though no blood is getting to it at all. After about 5mins or sooner if I can warm the hands the blood flwos back and the finger goes red again. I get a sensation like pins and needles!

Never thought about its being related to PCOS? Interesting, thanks for the info.

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Postby DawnyB » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:09 pm

I have suffered from this for years - hubby calls me the ice queen because my hands and feet get so cold.

Last week I went for my first cycle of acupuncture, and have actually been cosy the majority of the time since then. Its been great.

The pain of trying to thaw out your hands is not pleasant bu I never realised how sore they were until I got this weeks unexpected bonus from the acupuncture. I know its not cured but every little makes a difference.
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Postby Jellen00 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:24 am

What is the cause of that?,i am too curious....
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Postby Auntie Sar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:08 am

I've had it since I was a teenager. I am always cold anyway but even in summer my fingers can go white and stff if I pick up a cold drink. My feet are the worst in the winter, my toes all go white and numb and I can't move my feet.
It doesn't seem to get better as you get older either (someone did once tell me I would 'grow out of it')

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