Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: discoloration of hands and feet

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    3,115
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 79 Times in 69 Posts

    Default discoloration of hands and feet

    i have seen posts mentioning discoloration, so i would like to ask further information.

    I have recently noticed a lot of discoloration in my hands and feet. There are bright pink splotches, and there are also dark areas. I am wondering if this is because of sun exposure and if it will lessen, or is it just another progression of lupus, and is it permanent.

    Anyone have any experience with this?
    Phyllis

    share a smile today

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,091
    Blog Entries
    59
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 94 Times in 83 Posts

    Default hi

    Hi Phyllis,

    As you know im learning as i go forward and i am sorry to hear about this discolouration. For me, i too have it mainly on my feet,but they are blotchy colours and then go blue,for me i think its Raynauds,my hands just go numb like feeling.I am not too sure if im right,so will wait for others to post and im not too sure.
    Hope today is a good day for you and you feel ok.

    Love n hugs
    Amanda.xxxxxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    277
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 24 Times in 15 Posts

    Default

    Hi,

    I have raynauda's so I stay in discoloration all the time... even if I am in the sun, I get red spots and sometimes it takes for ever to go away.... I was dignosed with Raynauda's years ago... some days I am blue all over and then turn completely white and then red and sometimes it's different... it all depends on the weather... Hot cold it don't matter.... for me it is very difficlut to live with....but thats because I have extra problems with mine...

    I would explain to the dr about it and see what they say, may even take a pic and show the dr whats going on, that way he can see what you are talking about...

    hope it gets better,
    Lea
    SLE Lupus diagnosed 8/8/11
    COPD,Raynauda's, IBS, Asthma, Sleep Apena, Amenia and Arthritis,Diabetes,Reflux TMJ, temporal arteritis
    Half dead, cripple and crazy but still above ground.
    Medication
    Novolog injections, Medrol injections, MTX injections, Dicyclomine, Plaqulin, Iron, Spreva inhaler, Advair inhaler, Albuteral inhaler, Fish Oil, Calcium, Diclofenac, Citalopram and doxcycline

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    hi,

    i have raynaud's but i also have blotchy skin all over my legs and arms. my legs are worse than my arms but both arms and legs get more blotchy the further they are from my torso-- so my feet are pretty bad. it changes based on circulation-- so if i elevate my feet the blotchy color goes away. sometimes i can actually feel the blood draining out when i elevate them! the blotchy color gets worse when i'm cold or to hot. usually it's a purplish color, somewhere between red and blue. i'm white and rather pale so the blotchy color can look like a pretty sharp contast.

    my rheumy told me it is called "livedo reticularis," which, he proceeded to tell me, means you look dead when you are alive. gotta love medical terms

    hope this helps!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan... born and raised
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi mountaindreamer,

    I think its probably the lupus... In my early satges I used to get discoloration in the hands, and yes it does go away. I hopes your discoloration goes away soon... I used to feel like pepole were staring at me or something, lol.

    Chriss
    Live, love, and most importantly be grateful!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    509
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    It could be Raynaud's or the lupus! My hubby and I blame everything on the lupus....LOL!

    I have raynaud's and it makes my extremities become white/bluish from lack of the circulation and cold too! Of course air conditioning and winter months make it worse!
    Diagnosed in 1990 at age 11.
    Trust in the Lord with all of your heart!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •