Did you spend years believing that your painful response to the cold was normal? That’s true for many Frosties. Then one day there’s a “moment of Raynaud’s discovery” when you learn that the pain, numbness, tingling and other uncomfortable symptoms experienced with exposure to cold temperatures isn’t shared by others.
It’s when you first realize there’s a medical explanation for the pain and discomfort associated with being cold. For some of us, it’s a big burden off our shoulders to know it has a name – Raynaud’s.
What Triggered Your Moment of Raynaud’s Discovery?
Was there a specific event in your life that made you question your painful response to cold temperatures? Did a friend notice your fingers turning colors holding a cold soda can? Maybe a family member tried to entice you for a day of skiing on the slopes on a frigid day? Then you asked yourself “Why don’t other people’s fingers turn white or blue when holding something cold?” “How can others tolerate the ice and snow on a blustery day?”
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones: You met someone else with Raynaud’s who shared their knowledge that painful symptoms aren’t the norm, and explained that treatment options are available or suggested some warm product ideas for keeping you warm and protected.
If you weren’t so fortunate, maybe once you realized your blue fingers and numb, painful toes couldn’t be normal, you had doctors tell you “You have poor circulation, wear support hose” – my personal experience. For those who finally recognize this can’t be normal but can’t get answers, it’s a feeling of not only being lost and in pain, it’s a lonely experience because you believe no one el