Elaine TrosinoElaine Trosino was 36 years old when she received the diagnosis of secondary Raynaud’s. It all started with a finger or two changing colors and going numb. Eventually, most of her fingers were affected, and she knew it was time to seek medical advice.

She visited her primary doctor, who she says easily diagnosed her with Raynaud’s (an uncommon occurrence for most Frosties!). Further blood work revealed a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) leading to a referral to a rheumatologist. The rheumatologist confirmed Elaine’s Raynaud’s diagnosis and mentioned markers for lupus, scleroderma, and thyroid disease and predicted that lupus or scleroderma would develop within the next 9 to 18 months. The doctor’s seriousness about the situation left