Hands turn red and purple

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   Posted 8/27/2012 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Fibro Myalgia I started with my legs from knee down turning red and purple I recentally had an attack on my face and hands it left me with two black eyes lasted about 1 week this was in late part of May  I now started with my hands red and purple my toes are purple cant determine if the pain is the fibro are what ever is going  on My Doctors know and say its not Lupus my sister has Lupus so I was worried I go to a Clinic for people with no ins so I really am scared that I'm not being treated correctly .Can you tell me what you think its 5 days now and its still red and purple but starting to fade

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   Posted 8/27/2012 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be Raynaud's syndrome but I haven't heard of it making your eyes turn black or your legs either. I have it and it makes my hands and toes turn different colors like red, blue, white. It happens when my body thinks its cold, even if it is 100 outside.

I would try and get into the clinic while you are having the symptoms or take some pictures of yourself to bring with you the next time you go so your doctor can see what is going on.

Try not to worry, but try to get into the clinic as soon as you can for your own peace of mind.

Mary Ann

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   Posted 8/29/2012 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to say the same thing @ Reynauds. Have your doctor prescribe amlodopine or norvasc, that should help.
Systemic Lupus, Diagnosed May 2005. Lupus Anticoagulant, Diagnosed August 2005. Reynauds Phenomenon, Diagnosed September 2005

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   Posted 9/2/2012 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Dont shoot the messenger, but have you looked at Dermatomyositis? I turn all kinds of shades of purple on the backs of my hands and knuckles. Plus my eyes look sunken and dark quite often. Ive got raynauds which makes my hands white, then red, then blue....then they'll turn purple from DM...

It's a rough rollercoaster, esp when you've got multiple things wrong with you. I've got Lupus, DM, raynauds... I think that's all they've found to date.
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