Great memory Ribbit
- yep I've got Raynaud's too. They check me out for lupus too but like Lori (G'day!) I don't fully fit the bill. Phew! Have some other autoimmune issues and definitely Fibromyalgia which is associated with it. From what I've read, Raynauds can be an early sign of autoimmune disease, or then again may not!
Hopefully with this WOL you would prevent further autoimmune disease.
Have been slightly hypothyroid before and have antibodies towards my thyroid. Wonder if I have subclinical hypothyroidism (have been putting on weight lately
) will get thyroid results soon. Also take B12 and I've felt less guilty (saw House mention that if you think you are guilty all the time could be b12 deficiency!).
Things that helped me are Gingko Biloba for a while it was brilliant to increase the peripheral circulation. Magnesium also helps and lessens migraines. Hope you are on that Vic(torious) - love the name ! You sound like a typical Explorer, not sure if the anemia is linked to Raynauds but Explorerhood yes. I have low iron and low white cells too. Have to watch if I take too much iron it binds me up tho.
Antioxidants are very important too. Read that an episode from going cold, white to blue and then warming and going red, creates lots of free radicals which over time can damage the tissues. The demand for antioxidants increases. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols), C, Essential fatty acids may all help.
Sometimes I think of moving back to the tropics just because of it.
Patty H - thanks for the second article. Didn't know cancer was linked with it. Also Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which I suspect I have a mild form of.
I'm not a medical professional btw!