I had a problem with a few blue toes several years ago after suffering healh problems following a car accident--my immune system went completely haywire on me.
My Rheumatologist actually gave me Nifedipine, I think it's a blood thinner, but I know its a medication which people with heart conditions take.
Not enough blood or oxygen were getting to my feet. I will let you know the stuff will make you giddy and can lower your blood pressure, and also may make your feet swell a little due to increased blood flow, but the doc was deeply concerned because my toes appeared to be shrinking from the lack of blood/oxygen.
Sometimes they still cramp or get numb, and I usually massage them or even sit in front of a heater with my feet near it. I wear socks much of the time to keep my feet warm when sleeping at night. Haven't had to take the medication for a long time though. But that got rid of the blue toes right away.
Post Edited (finding721) : 10/13/2009 2:28:52 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you, it's not so much that I am strong as it is that if I tell myself I have to be then it helps. You see, my mom died of skin cancer when I was 3, and I don't want my daughter to have to grow up without a mom, like I did. So I have to do whatever it takes to get better.
I will tell you too, that as much as you would like to go the all natural route, it looks like from what I've read, that everyone here has benefited from a combination of both prescription and natural remedies.
I spoke with a woman on the phone today who said she finally had to leave her natural healing doc because the Lyme and coinfections were so strong and hard to kill that she needed something stronger than what he could offer.