Here are some promising products we found this month: [Read more…]
Archives for February 2013
Two fellow Facebook Frosties posted quotes we just had to share, as we know Raynaud’s sufferers will identify with them: [Read more…]
Barbara in NY shared what’s working for her this season: “I am doing well in the cold with silk gloves underneath down mittens. I purchased both at a ski shop. Best my hands have done EVER!!!!” Great news – thanks for sharing Barbara!
Helen in the UK shared with us her positive experience with magnesium spray: “In September of last year I started using a magnesium spray on my shoulder to try and help an old injury. About a month later I realized I was having no Raynaud’s episodes and wondered if it was connected so switched to purposefully rubbing it into my hands. Since then I have had virtually NO episodes, except when I went away for 2 weeks and forgot the spray.”
Editor’s Note: While there’s no clinical evidence on the use of magnesium (or any supplements) documenting its effectiveness for Raynaud’s sufferers, we have seen some encouraging information on the subject. But this is the first time we’ve heard of using magnesium externally and applying it directly to fingers or toes.
Katelyn in Canada warms her fingers with an exercise her brother-in-law taught her for people who play guitar: “You stretch out your fingers – then make fists… repeatedly opening and closing the hands….it’s supposed to help strengthen (guitar players’) fingers or something… but I guess it helps me because it brings blood to the fingers.” Thanks Katelyn. Could come in handy when we’re having an attack and can’t get to a sink with warm water!
In our Fall 2012 newsletter and related post, we introduced our Nanook of the North Contest – a chance for fellow Frosties to send us their photos celebrating how to look glamorous and stylish while wrapped up for winter. We received some really fun entries – thanks to all of you who participated. And we have a winner: Katelyn Mikalishen of British Columbia! [Read more…]
Raynaud’s sufferers can find winter very challenging – particularly if you have problems with cold feet. Gloves come off when you arrive at your destination, but shoes and boots stay with you throughout the day unless you carry spares or store them in your office. But stylish or not, most Raynaud’s sufferers need to protect their feet or experience the painful consequences. [Read more…]