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    Default Purple Hands and Feet- Not from temp

    Ok Everyone. I have a question. I am having trouble with my hands and feet turning light purple but not like it does from the Raynauds. This has nothing to do with temp but more from use. My feet are find if I am laying down/sitting with my feet up on the couch. When I get up or sit with my feet on the floor the color changes. Hands are the same way. Sitting here on the computer or just with my hands flat they are fine. When i begin using them or have them hanging down the color changes.

    Any idea what this is from?
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    That's. a new one for me Tgal. My first thought (shot in the dark) was Raynaud's, but you dismissed that......my second thought was a side effect of a medication.

    I sure hope it improves and the psychadelic look goes away.

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    Thanks Bonus Mom! I know I have Raynauds but this is not affected by temp nor do I have the burning pain that I get with Raynauds. I should clarify that this is not a constant purple. It is almost like a lacy purple (I don't know how to describe it) until you get to the toes and then they are more solid. I have tried looking it up but no luck yet.
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    Mari - Mia's feet turn purple when they are hanging down, it's a circulation issue - the blood pools in them. For her it is due to the POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It has to due w/the Autonomic System. I have read somewhere - don't aske where - that Lupus can affect AS as well.
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    Gee Lauren... that is just what I wanted to hear (not) LOL Just playing. Thanks for the info!
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    i know, sorry! love ya!
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    I have that too!!! I have asked my heamatologist about it and he said it's poor circulation and pooling of blood. I'm on high doses of blood thinners (I have APS and another clotting disorder) and have had many clots before. He said my vessels, veins and arterys are scarred because of the vasculitis and the multiple clots. Nothing more they can do for me just don't let my lergs stay in one spot for to long!! Not saying thats what you have, but I know what mine is caused from.... Oh and it makes for some pretty weird looks from people who see you feet totally funky purple and blue!! LOL

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    I think this is one of those times you better call the doctor. This is definitely a circulation problem and it could be a sign of heart troubles. Call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgal View Post
    Thanks Bonus Mom! I know I have Raynauds but this is not affected by temp nor do I have the burning pain that I get with Raynauds. I should clarify that this is not a constant purple. It is almost like a lacy purple (I don't know how to describe it) until you get to the toes and then they are more solid. I have tried looking it up but no luck yet.
    Hi Mari,

    Is it net like pattern purple? If it is, it is called Livedo Reticularis( I hope I spelled that correctly). I have it too and it is ugly.
    People constantly ask me, why my arms and hands are purple. I have it on my arms, hands, knees,legs and feet.

    Debbie
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    Is this what you're talking about tgal?
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/ma...iclekey=106681

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