December 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm #4625
My question is a two parter. I’m a 33 year old female and I’ve been dealing with Raynaud’s for about 15 years. Up until last night, it had really be nothing more than a major nuisance.
I was playing 3 hours of flag football in approximately 25 degree weather. I had on two pairs of gloves, 2 sweatshirts and a tshirt, two pairs of pants, heavy wool socks, and a hat. My body couldn’t even tell that it was cold out, except for of course, my hands and toes.
My Raynauds symptoms came and went for the 3 hours. First had no feeling for about 30 minutes, but with all the running around, I got feeling and flow back for the next 45. Then I lost the feeling again for about 45 minutes, and then it came back.
When it was done, I went home, and I got the feeling back in all of my extremities except for one of my middle fingers. The top inch of it has a really weird sensation – It’s not quite numb, but it’s definitely lost some of the feeling. It looks the same as all of my other fingers that are fine, and I can tell blood is flowing to it. It almost feels swollen, but isn’t swollen at all.
Has anyone ever had this before? I’m concerned I have some nerve or tissue damage. I’ll go to the doctor if it keeps up much longer, just wondering if someone ran into this before.
Also, I’ve notice that my Raynauds is worst when I’m at my most fit. I’ve always exercised a lot, but I had a period of about 1.5 years when I was only exercising once a week, and my Raynaud’s symptoms were nearly non-existent.
Thanks for any help!
KimDecember 10, 2013 at 8:48 am #4629
Welcome to the forum, Kim8280.
I’ve not personally experienced the residual effect that you have described, once blood flow is restored to my digits, but I would definitely seek out advice from my physician if it continued.
Yes, please keep us updated should you decide to see yours. Thanks!December 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm #4630
Thanks Karen. No improvement so far today. Since I was playing football, it’s possible I injured it without realizing it as well, due to the reynauds. The same thing happened in my foot – I got clobbered by cleats, but didn’t realize it until I got home and the feeling came back. Wowee that hurt, and I had a smooshed toe in a gross sock!
I’ll keep you posted – I’m going to call my doctor if it’s not improved in the next few days.
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