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   Posted 2/10/2011 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It was cold here this morning below freezing around 20 f, that's cold in Houston, Texas.
and I was driving to my psychologist when my finger tip went numb,
my finger was really very numb and I was wearing gloves, at
the doctor's I'm rubbing it and it turned blue on the finger and it's tip, I've
never remember this happening to me before, my hands do get cold, but
today this was way different, it's almost better now just a little numb on
the finger tip, but not blue anymore any suggestions???I see
my rheumy doctor later this month should I tell him or my regular doctor?
It's supposed to be cold for one more night. (usually I have blueish or purple finger nails,
especially when my asthma flairs, but never had the finger turn blue)
Can anyone help? the psych said if it happened again to see the doc, but which doc, I see several doc's..
I'm multi complexed or special. Sorry about typos'

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   Posted 2/10/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are seeing your PCP soon then tell him or if its the rheumy next tell him. Either of those two would be ok I would think. Char, this cold snap is something else for us Texans to deal with, lol. Two weeks ago it as 75 for two days ina row, then wham, two days later we had snow, gotta love this crazy Texas weather, stick around a minute, it will change again.

Seriously, let one these guys know when you see them next what happened, may be something, maybe nothing. Stay warm.
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   Posted 2/10/2011 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Susie, I see my rheumy on around the 23 of Feb.
and I've written down what happened, so I don't forget...
One more night of really cold for us and hopefully that'll be
it for Texas....
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   Posted 2/11/2011 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Chart, raynaud's disease will cause numbness and color changes in the extremities.  I would definately bring this up with your rheumatologist at the next appointment.  Let us know if you find out anything!

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   Posted 2/11/2011 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Raynaud's is a circulatory issue. Arteries in the fingers spasm, constricting the blood flow. Which can cause color changes, numbness and tingling. It can be idiopathic or associated with certain AI conditions. I have had Raynaud's for years and I have to take extra precautions such as wearing gloves in temps below 60 degrees, use a towel or mitt to get things out of the freezer, avoid cold water etc. It sounds like you might of had a Raynaud's attack.
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   Posted 2/11/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chartreux,

Wow that is kinda scary! Hope things warm up for you and that was nothing serious!

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   Posted 2/11/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Chart, that sounds really scary! Please keep us posted, I am really curious as to what would cause that. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 2/12/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
  Dear Chart,
   I know you said at chat night that your finger was doing a bit better... But I was wondering if you have had any problems over the week end? I sure hope not. Did you get a chance to talk to your rheumatologist about it?
    You are in our hearts and prayers Chart!

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