Hi. Please talk to me about Raynaud's. I went to a Rheum-doc for about a year. We were trying to figure out if my joint, skin, and lung issues were related. The closest we came to figuring anything out was the determination that I probably am at tge early stages of psoriatic arthritis. Anyway... The rheum doc asked me at every visit if my hands turn funny colors. I told him that I can never find warm enough mittens, that my hands hurt awfully in the cold, and they'll turn white and purrple-ish, but not extremely so. Today it is 3 degrees Fahrenheit here. I bundled up with hat, sweater, coat, boots
, and merino wool gloves. I took out the trash. It only took a few minutes. No wind. My feet, face, head were all fine. My hands! Oh my hands! In just those f3w minutes they turned white, went numb, and hurt like the dickens. My hand skin is also nasty - it tears open and bleeds in the winter no matter how much I slather them with ointments. It's lije tgere is no moisture in my hand skin at all. I looked at google images of raynauds, and some of the hands look downright cartoonish and frightening. My hands do not look like that. But gish they hurt, turn white, go numb, and take forever to return to useful after only a few minutes in tge cold. I have chronic dy eye but not dry mouth. Could this be raynaud's? Thanks.
Other issues. Asthma, hypertension, diabetes, migaine, depression, psoriasis, joint issues, and overweight (but nit obese. Bmi about 26). I take clexa, wellbutrin, lisinopril, advair hfa, dovonex, and albuterol prn