Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

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Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby a.lyndon » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:52 pm

Just wondered if anyone out there knows if Raynauds is somehow connected with Fibromyalgia. I have, over the years suffered when it's cold, where two or three of my fingers lose their circulation and go white for a while, until I get them warmed up.

Is there any treatment for this, or something else we need to deal with?

Do you need to get a proper diagnosis for it?

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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:55 pm

Raynauds is an associated condition with FM, it's not unusual to have both of them. Raynauds does need to be dx'd/confirmed by a GP/Doc who will also be able to advise about available treatments (if there are any) and what you may be able to do yourself to help with it.
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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Always suffered raynauds and never been told of anything to manage it. Raynauds seems to be an associated condition to many illnesses like lupus etc..
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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby whoami » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:57 pm

I have Raynauds. I have had it for almost 30 years.

Just came in from outside and am like ice to touch...... -10 ....with a windchill .... -20 ......*******! cold and only Nov.

Not only the cold weather can have reactions but also stress. Every time I have surgery they give me hot blankets constantly.
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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby TATT » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:48 pm

I got the fibro first and now the raynauds.
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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby Karou » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:32 am

Same here. My feet and hands were always lovely and warm but these days it doesn't matter what socks I wear or how many. They still get replaced by ice cubes when it's cold or I'm stressed.

Doctor said blood pressure meds are an option but with everything I take already and because I'm not one of the very very bad cases he didn't want to put me on them.

I constantly wear compression gloves now. First it was only for the pain but they do help a little with raynauds too. Wish I could get something to help my feet though. The only thing that helps here is running warm water. Tried a bucket but didn't do the trick for some odd reason.

I've also noticed that first thing in the morning my feet are warm but a few minutes after I wake up they go back to freezing now. Even if I stay in bed and don't move. :-?
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Re: Is Raynauds connected to Fibromyalgia

Postby Woollydog » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:11 pm

Yep, I too have had it for many years, long before I was diagnosed with FM, last spring, though I believe I've had FM for at least 8 -10 years, if not longer. We have just moved to a draughty house, and it has got worse, especially with the present gales whistling round me!
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