I was diagnosed with severe Raynaud's a couple of years back, and for the most part I've managed to cope with and live a 'normal' life; however I am incredibly sporty, and do endurance triathlons. I have found though that swimming in cold water at 6am does usually trigger an attack, putting me in a bad place for the cycle.
My question is whether having panic attacks during a Raynaud's episode is common? It seems that whenever it kicks in in full effect my breathing becomes very strained and my moral drops quite significantly.
Would appreciate any input from people.