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#1 of 7 Old 03-06-2007, 01:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What's going on? It's been like that since I can remember - it starts with my toes, I lose all feeling and a few of the smaller toes go numb and turn white, and if I don't warm up, my fingers then start getting affected. Right now, I'm wearing jeans and a sweater, the heat is turned up to 75* and the only way I'll be able to get warm is if I take a hot, hot bath and let the feeling come back to my toes and fingers.

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Sounds like Raynaud's syndrome:

http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/ar.../raynauds.html
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Did you ever have frost bitten fingers and toes as a little child?

That happened to my mom and she always had the symptoms you described.

Also, do you wear socks in the house and slippers or shoes? When it's cold that is important.

The heat is certainly up high enough. We keep it down to around 65 during the day and 60 at night.

Perhaps you have poor circulation?

Do you smoke? That is a major culprit.

Eating some spicy food is supposed to improve circulation. There are other foods such as cinnamon and ginger that are good for that.
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chceck out:

raynaud's syndrome

Sometimes called the red, white and blue syndrome.

HTH
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chceck out:

raynaud's syndrome

Sometimes called the red, white and blue syndrome.

HTH


that's just what I was going to say
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Crap. That's like an autoimmune thing, right? Well, you don't have to answer me, I'll look it up.

Gitti - great questions. No, never frostbitten as a child, or ever (not that it doesn't get cold, but it kinda tickles me b/c we've only ever lived in South Texas and Phoenix, and although it could happen here, I'm just tickled for some reason ). I don't smoke, I am very good health in general. I do wear socks and either Crocs or soccer slides around the house - I wear those thick, fuzzy socks and it still doesn't matter.

Thank you all for your answers, I'm off to google.

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Reynaud's has also been correlated with thyroid issues.
Take your temperature 3x day www.wilsonstemperaturesyndrome.com
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