Having Raynauds is really taking a toll on my relationships with people everyone that touches me or i touch them recoil at the feel of my cold hands and its really taking a toll on my self-esteem and makes me feel like a freak. I’m scared to touch anyone and afraid to be touched and then I seem like an very cold and standoffish does anyone else have this problem?
Find someone who is going through menopause—your cold hands will have never been so appreciated. 😉
In all seriousness, I find that simply explaining to people that yes, my hands are cold, and yes, they are always that cold—I have a circulatory disorder—generally helps them understand and be a bit more empathetic. My family and friends will still yelp when I touch them, but they seem to be used to it for the most part.
The one exception to this would perhaps be my yoga clients, who I do try to avoid touching with my freezing hands. But like everything else in Frostie life, you just find ways to adapt where possible, and other wise try not to let the misunderstandings of the warm people get to you!