Fatigue & a Little about Raynaud’s Syndrome


Today the FATIGUE MONSTER still has me but I am out of bed doing a little here and there. When I am in bed too long my body hurts all the way down to my bones. I love life and determined to make the best of it. The major symptoms of fibromyalgia is pain and fatigue. Some patients have constant pain like I experience. The following is from the National Fibromyalgia Association’s website. It lists some of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia. I want to talk about one today (Raynaud’s Syndrome).

“Other symptoms/overlapping conditions
Additional symptoms may include: irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud’s Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination.”

Raynaud’s Syndrome is where your hands and feet (sometimes the tip of your nose or ears) feel numb and bone-chilling cold. What causes this is the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to these areas. I have this and it happens more to me when temperatures are cool. My hands and feet get so cold that they hurt and wearing gloves/socks doesn’t seem to help. For me it is periodically during the day so I am constantly putting on or taking off gloves in the winter. Seems like 100 times a day. My fingers and toes turn white then a bluish color at times. I also use a heating pad to help.

Blessings to you!

 

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11 Comments on “Fatigue & a Little about Raynaud’s Syndrome”

  1. NZ Cate Says:

    That’s really interesting because it sounds like what my father may have had, but just existed with without ever knowing what it was. His fingers used to be white with cold, when my hands weren’t even cool. Aside from him, though it sounds awful to live with. I’m not exactly sure where you are but I’m guessing you’re somewhere where it gets really cold? Yuck.

    And tell the monster it’s time he packed his bags and got going! 🙂

    • Ginger Ray Says:

      Ok, I will tell the monster what you said. Yes we get all of he seasons in Oklahoma. It gets really cold here in the winter. Thanks for your comment – I appreciate your kindness. ♥

  2. ravi07887 Says:

    Interesting! I liked reading the explanation for the white-blue-red colors. Very informative. Thanks

  3. katm Says:

    I never put my cold hands and feet together with the fibro. Thanks for your post.

    • Ginger Ray Says:

      Isn’t it weird how many symptoms fibro has and how it seems to affect every aspect of our body. Yes, cold hands and feet are part of fibro (Raynaud’s Syndrome). Blessing to you!


  4. I’ve had Fibro for over 6 years but when I think back, the first symptom started 15 years ago. They told me it didn’t get worse but it so does. I write about it in my blog too. Nice to meet you!!!

  5. painfighter Says:

    My best friend has Raynaud’s. I’ve watched her struggle with it. It’s tough. I have fibromyalgia so we can relate. It took her forever to get the diagnosis as no one knows about it.


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