How many suffer with raynauds?

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   Posted 6/18/2010 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My rehuemy. diagnosed me with this about the same time she dx FM. At first it was my hands,toes and it is all over. I stay cold. I love going outside, out of the a/c, and getting warm. I just don't do well when it is cold.
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   Posted 6/18/2010 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila, I also have Raynauds. My doctor put me on a calcium channel blocker that
helps with the Raynauds and my hypertension. I'm taking Diltiazem.

I can sit outside in ninety degree temps and my hands and feet will turn blue. Stress
can also bring on an attack of Raynauds. Sometimes my nose and ears will also be

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   Posted 6/18/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My rheumy and I have discussed it, because I have a terrible time with air conditioning (not to mention the winter). No official diagnosis yet, though. Do you have terrible burning pain when they turn color? Mine do not go white or blue as drastic as the pictures I've seen, but get pale and then very very red. Just a breeze can make my hands ache and make typing difficult. It makes life interesting, I guess. ;)

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   Posted 6/18/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I suspect I have it.  My friend, who was recently diagnosed and is a nurse, is convinced I have it.  My hands and feet are almost always cold, nose too very often.  I wear a turtleneck and a cardigan until it's about 80 out!   And the goosebumps!
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   Posted 6/18/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
*sigh* The A/C is cranking...and my hands are aching...Darned if ya do, and darned if ya don't! Lol!

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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I swore i posted a reply here, I know I typed it but must have forgot to hit submit. that happens alot. lol

I think I may have it too, my nose and hands are ice cold, fall, winter and spring. I have been known to wear gloves in my house, my hands get cold (right one badly) and I just can warm them up. My right does loose it colour when it's cold like that.

Lol, at times the AC in my van makes my arms/hands ache...I have a love/hate relationship with that.

I keep the AC on 80 in our house, drives my husband crazy.

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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had it since I was in my 20's and I'm in my 60's now. My hands turn magenta! I've learned to live with it. Just always keep a sweater with you when you go out. Air conditioning really affects me too. Gloves are a big must when cleaning out the freezer.
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