Greetings from Northern IL. My name is Dianne. I had never experienced this before but I’m told by many it is Raynaud’s. I have an appt next week with a Rheumatologist.. is this the best type of doctor to see or ?
Looking forward to hearing from everyone and learning more about this fun challenge we all have.
I have an auto immune disorder — anyone else find any connections with this ?
Rheumatologists have more experience with Raynaud’s than other doctors, so it’s good that you have an appointment to see one.
There are two types of Raynaud’s. Primary Raynaud’s is a stand-alone condition with no know cause. Secondary Raynaud’s can be caused by various things, including some medications, use of vibrating equipment (such as a jack-hammer), and certain autoimmune conditions (especially scleroderma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are others as well).