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    Hi, I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s when I was 17.  I am now almost 23.  I have also been diagnosed with a condition similar to psoriasis, which my dermatologist said was an autoimmune disorder.  My Raynaud’s affects several areas of my body, but mostly my feet, and mine lasts year round–no matter the weather.  Mine can also be affected by position.  For example, if my feet are dangling, then they are very, very discolored.  Recently I have noticed that my toes always appear shiny, and it is very uncomfortable to be barefoot.  I have also noticed that the skin on my hands has gotten tighter and at times it is difficult to even bend my hands.  Could this be early signs of scleroderma?  Could I just be dehydrated?  I just thought it would be nice to talk to others who are going through similar circumstances, and I wanted some opinions. Thanks.


    Hello Shonda and welcome to the forum. My advice is to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist who is the specialist for Raynaud’s. I would only be speculating about what is going on and I don’t want to do that.

    I hope you are able to see a rhematologist soon and will post again.

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