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Claudine 01-24-2003 08:46 PM

Raynauds Syndrome
Does anyone know if this disease is associated with hypo thyroidism?

Bellajoon 01-25-2003 06:35 PM

Hi Claudine,
I have Raynauds and I believe that when one has an autoimmune disease, then it is very likely one would get another. I hate Raynauds because my fingers turn so white and numb and it takes quite awhile before they get back to normal. My doctor says there is really nothing you can do except wear gloves. Well, it happens when I wear gloves too! Do you have it and how long has it been? Do you also have Hashimotos?

Claudine 01-25-2003 07:40 PM

I have Hypothyroid too..I get confused because some of the symptoms pertain to both...My hands take awhile to get warm...and my feet stay frozen...Do you take any vitamins for that? I am on synthroid 50 mcg...

unwell 01-26-2003 04:22 AM

Are you two being treated for your Hashimoto's?
I was wondering because it sounds like you have been diagnosed, and yet you're still plagued by symptoms like this. Doesn't the treatment get rid of the Raynauds?

Bellajoon 01-26-2003 02:38 PM

Claudine & unwell
I was on .112 of Synthyroid for over five years. I started taking Thyrolar the beginning of December. I take multivitamins, calcium and C. The doctor told me there is nothing to do or take for Raynauds. Bummer huh?

unwell 01-26-2003 05:05 PM

Oh man..

I was counting on treatment taking away all of my symptoms.

Bellajoon 01-26-2003 07:40 PM

Hi again,
You might just have cold hands and feet and will get better with thyroid meds. Have you been diagnosed with Raynaud's? It is very scary because it is related to another autoimmune disease called scleroderma or something like that. I think it is the pits to have fingers turning white & numb in the grocery store and not being able to write a check! Hope you get better.

unwell 01-27-2003 12:22 PM

I'm not sure if I have Raynauds. The skin on my hands is permanently white, thin and extremely sensitive. It is also sort of blotchy red.
Not to mention cold.
It doesn't seem to fit the standard Raynauds description, I must say.

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