Hello everyone I am new here. I was diagnosed with Raynaud's in January this year having experienced it on and off for about 2 years. My Raynaud's is only mild so far, so I can't complain.Thankfully I am learning that everyone's Raynaud's is different and you can learn a lot from this site.
The first time I had an attack was on Plymouth Railway station in 2010 it was about -4c and I was suddenly aware of my hands being excruciatingly cold and three fingers being white.I just assumed it was due to the cold. It happened a few more times but always when it was cold. The weather warmed up and it stopped happening.The following winter the pattern was repeated however there where some subtle differences.The most obvious ones being going to the supermarket. Why are they so cold? and getting items out of the fridge.That was enough to trigger an attack. A little bit of Google Doctoring was required.I didn't go specifically to my GP about Raynauds but mentioned it when I had a bout of Tonsillitis I had some pictures on my phone of my hands and she was very supportive even mentioning that she suffers from it. So here I am now looking forward to warmer weather.Today anything below 6c can trigger an attack.The attacks are more frequent, instead of three fingers its now seven.The next big challenge is to wear gloves in Tesco when its a lovely sunny day outside.Wish me luck!! Thanks for reading and say hi if you have enjoyed this little Raynaud's ramble.