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Old 02-17-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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What to do next about Raynaud's

Hi everyone,

I'm 43 and have had Raynaud's for about a year now. I was tested for all the associated disorders, and was diagnosed with "connective tissue disorder". It's been a tough winter, but luckally I live in Arizona (Flagstaff, we have lots of snow), so the dry air makes it easier to live with. I visited Florida over Xmas and have never been so cold in my life!! Too much humidity.

Anyhow, I'm at my witts end with this. I've done a lot of research and have found some herbs that are supposed to help. I need to quit coffee and wondered if an asprin a day would help.

Has anyone tried those Infrared Therapy Gloves? Gimmic I wonder?

I'm ready to move to Phx in the winter, but financially that is not an option right now.

What are your stories? Ideas?


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Old 06-13-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: What to do next about Raynaud's

I am 40yrs old and have RAYNAUD`S it came with my polymyositis in 2005 .No I have not tried those gloves but would if I had the chance.One of my doctors gave me
GABAPENTIN 300MG 2 a day it seems to help with my hands from getting as cold. right before i got really sick with polymyositis , my hands would turn white as ir I was dead it really does look like a dead mans hand. This medicine is also called NEURONTIN it is for nerve ending pain. ask you doctor about it . I hope this does help wish you the best and may GOD BLESS YOU!

Old 06-14-2010, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: What to do next about Raynaud's

I keep gloves in my trunk of my car. I am in S. Calif so it doesn't get too cold, but air conditioning can trigger my reynaud's which I have had for about 15 years. If I can hold a warm cup of liquid or run warm water over my hands it will bring the color back. I tend to wear sleeveless vests with pockets to stick my hands in. Last resort I sit on my hands. If I can get the color normal through warmth, the pain goes away

Old 06-24-2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: What to do next about Raynaud's

I have secondary raynauds, and it could be 62 degrees and my hands have an attack. Sometimes just a finger. It all depends, stress causes attacks. Between Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatiod a nice attack of Raynauds feels good on my hot swollen hands. I'm waiting for my Medicare to start next month before getting back into treatments with Dr's. When it's cold and a warm blanket doesn't help I take a really hot bath; that really helps.

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