Re: was this a Raynauds attack
It could very well have been a Raynaud's attack, but might have been brought on by your gloves being too tight, since you mentioned wearing 2 pair. Gripping your handlebars too hard can cause it too. And needless to say, a combination of those 2 things can be very painful -lol- I found out the hard way. It is good that you didn't lose circulation as evidenced by your fingers not turning white or blue. Try using gloves inside mittens, if you need 2 pair or one pair with good insulation and wicking capabilities. Also, make sure your gloves or mittens have plenty of padding on the palms for riding. Make sure that your core stays warm and those little instant hand warmer packets are fantastic to use and will last the length of your ride. Don't touch the bike's handles, or indeed anything cold, without gloves. There are medications for Raynaud's but they are pretty serious stuff and it is better to handle it mechanically if you can. Being smart about staying warm and not touching cold things, and watching out for restrictive clothing should help you stay active in cold weather. I live in a cold snowy place and have more attacks in summer than winter. I cannot speak to homeopathic remedies because I don't have a very high opinion of them. The little hand warmer packets are better value, in my opinion and are available all over the place, and some discount stores carry them bulk. There are many brands so you should be able to find them with little difficulty. Hope this helps and good luck.