Hi all, I have CREST and have had Raynaud's for about 8 years now. I have had ulcers on my lower legs, and one on my index finger tip (excruciating when it was developing, much worse than on the legs).
The finger one has almost healed (had it for nearly 5 months), but is still producing some discharge (not infected though). However, last night and today I can feel the throbbing and swelling again, and I think it is going to break open and start all over again. Does anyone know of any way to stop an ulcer before it forms, or is it too late once the throbbing and swelling start? I am worried that I will now be stuck in a cycle of slow-healing ulcer, heals with scar tissue, then keeps breaking down again.
I wear gloves, have the heating on at home and at work, take amlodipine and losartan, and I am just not sure if there is a way to stop this cycle. My finger tip has been damaged with scar tissue, and a small chunk missing from where the original ulcer was infected and went under the nail.
Sorry for the self-pity!!