Hello. I was diagnosed with primary Raynaud’s 10 years ago. I do not take meds for it. Main symptoms present in my hands, fingers from middle knuckles down. Although I do try to keep my hands warm, I succeed less and less often now. I read something the other day that said that the more episodes a person has, the more likely it is that the symptoms will reoccur more frequently. That concept is new to me. Has anyone else read that or been told that by a doctor? If it is true, I’d better start doing a better job of being proactive. Maybe I’ve been too casual all these years. Thanks, and stay warm! 🙂
Doctors usually ask how often attacks occur to determine whether medication is needed. Some people recover quickly from an attack with rewarming techniques. Those with Secondary Raynaud’s may take longer and have individual digits that are worse than others. If sores are present any attack will make the digit hurt more and healing is very slow. It is crucial to start medicine to prevent infection and promote healing.
It is important to try and prevent an attack to prevent tissue damage but I have never heard that the more attacks you have the worse the disease will get.
I hope this helps.
Great to know, thanks. I don’t know where I read it, somewhere online. If I ever see it again, I’ll post it here. I have never had any lesions, so thankfully that is not an issue for me.
I hate being cold. Invest in a pair of heated gloves. I love mine. My Raynauds would be triggered just getting a gallon of milk out of the cooler at the market. I hate holding cold drinks. I hate Las Vegas in August. I love the heat outside but then you walk into a casino and it is like such an extreme in temperature change my color changes instantly! Sorry I sounded so negative…. I really am a positive soul!
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