Reynauds

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by katvwolf, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. katvwolf

    katvwolf New Member

    Okay, so I posted awhile ago about the bluish purple color issue I was having in my fingers at times.

    Some of you on here were kind enough to offer suggestions about what it might be and I think you were right!!! My mom has FM and when I mentioned my fingers (and toes, too) turning a deathly bluish purple color at times, she said that she and my aunt both have Reynauds. She brushed it off a bit as nothing, so I didn't discuss it further.

    However, is this something that should be priority to see the doc about? How is this treated?

    It does make sense, since I have always had circulatory issues. When I was in my earlier twenties, I was told that I had chronic fainting because I had poor circulation (they called it neuro-cardiac syncope). My mom said that it is common to have Reynauds with FM.

    Feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your comments,

    Kat
  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    I think alot of us have it. My doc didn't make a big deal of it just told me what it was. Told me to use gloves and not to let my hands and feet get too cold..

    It can be pretty miserable in the winter!
  3. winsomme

    winsomme New Member

    yeah, it's not fun.

    one DR wanted me to try a med that is in the calcium chanel blocker family of meds. i haven't yet.

    i have also read recent notices that believe it or not Viagra and others in the same famliy of meds might help Raynaud's.

    also i believe there are some supplements that are supposed to help maybe ginko baloba i'm not sure really.

    i like the site for info on supplements and what they are good for:


    www.wholehealth.com

    look in the reference section and then supplements.

    thanks
    bill
  4. Summit

    Summit New Member

    I have Reynauds also. Have I think forever. I know my mom and brother do, I remember them being blue in hands and feet and lips when they were in the cold. My doctor just said to keep gloves on. That's all.
  5. jmcdelaney

    jmcdelaney New Member

    Not to scare you, but I have a friend who almost lost a finger because she let it go too long.

    I believe (and I have not double checked this) that Raynaud's is due to poor circulation, and if severe enough can lead to gangrene.

    Please check it out.


    Good Luck, Joann
  6. cmccoury

    cmccoury New Member

    I also have Reynauds in conjunction to FM. My doctor said that it is important to keep your hands and feet very warm in cold weather and keep moving to keep your blood circulating. He recommended Gortex gloves, and they work great for me. You might want to get it checked though, to be on the safe side, because everyone is different:)
  7. katvwolf

    katvwolf New Member

    I appreciate all the feedback. I think I will wait until my next appt. with my doc and bring it up then. Maybe check out the gortex gloves until then and make sure my hands and feet don't get too cold.

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Kat