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raynauds

Postby justxme73 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:12 pm

ive just been diagnosed with raynauds. is this common with fibromyalgia sufferers???? :( :( :( :(
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Re: raynauds

Postby AngelBear » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:31 pm

I think alot of people with fibro do suffer with cold extremities, as to whether they have actually been diagnosed with Raynauds is questionable. I do believe a few studies have been done though, showing that they can be associated in some people.
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Re: raynauds

Postby smiler22 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:47 pm

unfortunately alot of people with fms find themselves diagnosed with other compalints. but whether they ar elinked is another thing. that needs to be looked in to as upto now it isnt linked with everthing.
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Re: raynauds

Postby Sally_x » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:20 pm

This cold weather has shown itself to me in really bad raynauds symptoms.....I went out last week with TWO pairs of gloves on and the pain in my fingers was unbeaable! Then when I'm indoors (in the warmth) it takes an hour+ to return back to normal after my fingers going completely numb and then pins and needles.
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Re: raynauds

Postby Wacky Racky » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:41 pm

I suffer with raynauds kind of symptons , but had the tests and they all came back fine, but still have the same kind of symptons so it might be connected
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Re: raynauds

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:21 pm

Yes Raynauds is a very commen FM assosiated condition.

I have been diagnosed with this by the rhuemi

Yes FM sufferers can also be sensitiv to the cold BUT he diagnosed me by just lookin at my skin :shock:

He went .... OH BTW you have raynauds cause your skin is all funny colours :yikes: blue/orange etc :lol: :lol: :lol:

and yes im always cold and struggle to keep warm
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Re: raynauds

Postby Poohtle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:49 am

I was diagnosed with Raynuads, no tests to find it but I had tests to eliminate other conditions such as anaemia and the doctor said by the look of my hands (very white at the time and extremely cold) I had it.

I was given some tablets to take if I need to go out in the cold etc.

I was reading up on the condition and one of the suggestions for going out was to take a foil wrapped hot potato in each pocket. I thought this was hilarious, 'darling are you ready to go?' 'Hold on, just got to cook my potatoes for my pockets.' :lol:

Very handy if you get hungry while out though!!

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Re: raynauds

Postby justxme73 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:37 am

hot potato haha.
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Re: raynauds

Postby Brimstone » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:03 am

You might find it more convenient to use hand warmers. Some work by putting them in boiling water until crystals have melted. Others work directly off a battery. Some are disposable and work when contact with open air (oxygen). Some, like bean bags, have to be heated in a microwave. You can get them for hands, feet and even round neck or hips. Try Amazon or Ebay so you can read customer reviews before you buy, but they are quite inexpensive – anything from 99p upwards.

Only disadvantage they have with potatoes is that you can’t eat them when they get cold!
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Re: raynauds

Postby Miss sleepy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:35 pm

Was told I had Reynauds when I was a kid. Only just realised it's linked!
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Re: raynauds

Postby smiler22 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:37 am

you can also get these gloves that heat up naturally with your body heat. or you can put them in freezer if you get hot hands. they are usually found i the catalogues you get in sunday magazienes or through the post. dont know whether they ar eany good as never needed to have them . i think they are under £10.
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Re: raynauds

Postby Miss sleepy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:43 am

Thanks smiled worth a look! I live in goodies a lot so I can keep my hands in the belly pocket :) otherwise everything else I have has stretched sleeves where I pull them overmy hands

does anyone else sweat loads as well tho? I always assumed it was as I am used tobeing cold that any warmth makes me sweat.
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Re: raynauds

Postby smiler22 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:29 pm

i dont have raynauds bu ti do hav ethe sweating alot. even when it is cold. i have to wrap up warm else i feel really cold but then i get really bad sweats running down my forhead an dmy arms and back get soaked. yuck.
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Re: raynauds

Postby Mr.A » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:51 pm

I get Reynauds as in the top examples of the following picture:
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Hands & fingers are often discoloured, out doors fingers/hands will go bright white/numb like on the picture.


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