***UPDATED 15 APRIL 2013***
Thank you all for your comments.
A quick update from Friday when I started taking the Nifedipine - amazing difference!
As soon as I took the first tablet I could tell the difference, my feet became warm for a start off and my hands and nose have been normal all weekend.
Today will be a tester in the office as the air conditioning has been killing me since we moved to the new premises a year ago.
Another observation is that suffered with what I called a 'woolly head', I've read that it is know as a 'foggy head', well since Saturday this has improved dramatically and for the first time in ages when I have woken up my head has been clear!
I'm so happy - I feel so much stronger just by feeling better
12 APRIL 2013 - Original Post
Finally did it and plucked up the courage to see my GP after the most horrible winter ever suffering from either blue/white hands and blue nose and then the horrible moment they go swollen, bright red and and in the case of my nose, like a Gnome that's been on the whiskey - attractive not!!
So with the moral support of my husband, I've been.
Of course because I was so nervous, my hands did what they do in a nice timely manner, for the Doctor to see for himself what lovely shades of blue my hands are capable of achieving - always amazes me.
So I've now been prescribed Nifedipine to take 3 times a day and I am having the auto immune blood tests next week.
I wasn't fobbed off and the Doctor knew all about Raynauds - I'm so pleased as I've heard some people who suffer from Raynauds struggle for months to get as far as I have today with my GP.