i had my first Raynaud's experience while defrosting my freezer. talk about painful hands! i had no idea what was up until i saw the blanched fingertips! it was the strangest thing. the only reason i recognized what was happening was from some reading i'd done years before.
i had no prior symptoms of Raynaud's so this was sudden and surprising. the only thing i can think of is that my issues are caused by my Parkinson's medications because they seem to be dehydrating and they decrease circulation somewhat.
i hope my ignorance isnt showing too much amongst you (the experts who cope with this all the time) but i wondered if anyone else had shown their first symptoms after a new medication (or an increase in one) was prescribed. i dont find any connection between Parkinson's and Raynaud's and there seems to be some conflicting information out there on the web. i'd appreciate any references that you felt were trustworthy.