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LoisDLoisD
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Dear Palysiak,

Thank you for your post. I am not familiar with the use of short acting nifedipine. However, I can share my personal experience with extended release nifedipine. My Raynaud’s is quite severe, prior to medication my fingers were often at the numb point. I have been taking 60 mg daily in the ‘warm’ months of New England, and increase to 90 mg during the winter months. This works quite well for me. I still dress warm and avoid severe cold situations.

Regarding your physicians advice, there must be a reason he is not recommending the short acting form. I would ask his rationale and then make a decision. Perhaps he feels you can benefit more from daily dosage.

Best of luck and keep us posted!

LoisD