I've finally been diagnosed as having Raynauds today after struggling to get a "routine" appointment with our GP. I guess I've always known I've got Raynauds but now its official. The doctor must also be pretty concerned as I've ben prescribed Nifedipine which I have to take three times a day. Also being sent for a fasting blood test as the doctor is concerned that it may be secondary Raynauds. So I'm being checked for glucose levels and inflammation markers.
But I don't know how this is going to change my life. Already I find when getting milk out of the fridge that I have a very rapid loss of circulation in my fingers, I wonder over time if the tablets will help or whether I'm not confined to wearing gloves all the time. It even happens in the summer.
But I go from one extreme to the other, cold "lifeless" fingers to swollen sweaty hands. I don't know what's worse.