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    Hi folks. Tapping into WHL's collective wisdom here to ask what you do for Raynaud's phenomenon on one's toes. I have never had Raynaud's in my hands, despite doctors insisting that I must have it because my nailfold capillaries are so out of whack. But recently, I noticed I had chilblains on a few on my toes. But, I don't often look at my feet, so it was just recently that I noticed my toes and part of my food are often either completely white or sort of purply-blue. I assume this is Raynaud's.

    I am going to talk to my doctors about this, but I am curious what those of you with Raynaud's do as home treatment or prevention. I already wear warm, wooly socks, but my toes are blue almost all day! I feel like this can't be good for them, so I'm curious what you all do for Raynaud's prevention, especially in your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrie View Post
    Hi folks. Tapping into WHL's collective wisdom here to ask what you do for Raynaud's phenomenon on one's toes. I have never had Raynaud's in my hands, despite doctors insisting that I must have it because my nailfold capillaries are so out of whack. But recently, I noticed I had chilblains on a few on my toes. But, I don't often look at my feet, so it was just recently that I noticed my toes and part of my food are often either completely white or sort of purply-blue. I assume this is Raynaud's.

    I am going to talk to my doctors about this, but I am curious what those of you with Raynaud's do as home treatment or prevention. I already wear warm, wooly socks, but my toes are blue almost all day! I feel like this can't be good for them, so I'm curious what you all do for Raynaud's prevention, especially in your feet.

    Thanks!
    I have the same problem, I have lost like 3 toe nails because of it. I wear fuzzy socks and a regular pair too but it doesn't always work. I find at night I have to use an electric blanket or a heating pad just for my feet.

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    I am the same way - my Raynauds is primarily in my toes. A few years ago it got really bad, and I had these nasty lesions on some of them - kinda like diabetic lesions. Basically looked (and felt) like the tips of my toes were rotting off! Very zombie-like, LOL...it'd be funny if it weren't so painful.

    I have learned to use ONLY Smartwool socks (summer and winter) and often change them a couple times a day, to make sure my feet stay dry and clean. In the winter when things get bad, I have a prescription for nitroglycerine cream, and that helps quite a bit.

    It also seems like it hasn't been as bad since my doc put me on one (regular-size 325mg) aspirin per day.

    Hope that helps....

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    Thanks, y'all. This is good info. I'm already a Smartwool sock devotee, so that should help. I am going to try to minimize my time outdoors, too. In the snowy north, subzero days are common, and I'm thinking the frigid temperatures are not good for my poor, blue toes.

    And does anyone else notice that their toes or fingers are just sort of blue for the majority of the time? I have brief episodes of the white and the red, but most of the time, my toes are just blue. Is this similar to others' experiences with Raynaud's?

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    I get it in my toes and the balls and heels of my feet. Very uncomfortable.
    My doctor has me on Adalat XL for Raynauds, but it is still troublesome. I wear extra warm sock and use charcoal foot warmer packs. They can be reused if you put them in a sandwich bag after each use.

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    Have you tried Muckboots? They're AMAZING in cold temps...I work outdoors and use the big workboots, but they also make some more shoe-like styles that are pretty cute and could be worn in the city and/or a casual workplace.

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    my feet and toes are usually the main parts that are effected by raynauds.
    i take medication from my doctor.......
    but one of the best things i have is a pulse stimulator, (curculation booster)(tens machine).
    there is many different brands on the market.
    it is a machine that you put your feet onto, and it passes micro electric pulses through your feet.
    this stimulates the muscles to flex, thereby increasing blood flow.
    the machine i have has attachments so you can place elctodes onto your body, or gloves for your hands.

    i have added a picture below.
    http://www.chemistaustralia.com.au/p...ooster-v3.html
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    I soak my feet every night in a huge bowl of hot water for an hour... refreshing the water at the 30 minute mark. I add essential oils to it for some aromatherapy as well. I also wear fuzzy socks, usually 2 to 30 pairs with a pair of slippers over them. I also use lotions on my feet and hands every day. I read the castor oil is good for circulation so if you can stand the viscosity of this oil lightly massage it into your feet before putting your socks on and it does help me a bit. I also do this when my hands and fingers get too cold as well and wear light weight knit gloves until they feel warm enough.

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