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Posted by: de_nogent, Friday, March 12, 2010, 1:09am
I've struggled with a combination of Reynaud's Phenomenon and Hyperhidrosis since junior high. My hands and feet are usually sweaty, and often cold, and there are short periods of dry warmth in between. I think it has a lot to do with a family history of cardiovascular disease and my anxiety, resulting in decreased breathing and poor circulation. Smoking certainly doesn't help either, but I had these symptoms years before I started. I've solved all kinds of health problems and issues with the BTD, but this is one mystery that I haven't been able to hack.

The only permanent solution I've found for this problem involves surgically removing sympathetic nerves from the chest. Another option is Botox injections, but I'm not going there. There is also some kind of electric therapy - scary - but people claim that it works. I tried hand creams years ago, but they left a residue and made my hands too dry. Most of them contain aluminum which I've heard is not good, unless you want Alzheimer's.

My physician has been requiring blood tests every year for my medication (Vyvanse), and he says my heart rate, cholesterol and everything else is great. I began this medication a few years ago, but it has not had an effect on my problem. I'm wondering if one of the BTD protocols might help? Blood Building, Cardiovascular Health, Metabolic Enhancement, Nerve Health, Skin Support?

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 12, 2010, 2:43am; Reply: 1
start by eliminating all avoids, depending on which system you wish to follow compliantly......go from there, adding one protocol at a time, depending on your needs.....it will get better, and your body will find the right balance it needs.

lectin free means anti inflammatory.....less stress on your system
Posted by: de_nogent, Friday, March 12, 2010, 5:48am; Reply: 2
Lola,

Thanks. I'll give it a whirl. I do try to stay on the GTD diet as closely as possible, as I know well the benefits of doing so. I think my sweat problem is more anxiety related, and the occasional coldness is from poor circulation. I guess the best place for me to start would be the Anti-stress and Cardiovascular Protocols. I'll post an update later on my findings.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 12, 2010, 6:45am; Reply: 3
sound approach :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, March 12, 2010, 9:09am; Reply: 4
give a try to a sage supplement....I remember puritan's pride do have great plant products or Solgar....
Posted by: de_nogent, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:43pm; Reply: 5
Thanks for the support, my friends. I started exercising regularly and it seems to help the "Reynaud's Phenomenon" symptoms quite a bit. Even just stretching seems to get the blood flowing to my hands and feet. The Hyperhidrosis is still an issue. I will post more later after experimenting with supplements, foods, etc.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 10:40pm; Reply: 6
REG the cold feet I would recommend from my experience.. buy a pair of open cork sandals. ( if you can afford it ) Birkenstock - (not Birkeys- they are plastic toped) or any all leather with cork to absorb minute moisture...  I walk in winter in snow with them and as long as my feet can be drying them selves all day long I am ok.. if I wear socks or even shoes that are closed in front only ( snow) then my feet get ice cold.. cutting socks for around the ankles might keep them warm.. but I cant reach mine so I go sandal /barefoot and love it..

for keeping hands warm.. try using some antiperspirant on them just to try for times when you have to shake hands.. (old fashioned habit) put soft socks sleeves on the wrist .. the body likes cozy if you can feel it to help with the nervous reactions.. otherwise forget it)  ;D
Posted by: de_nogent, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:13pm; Reply: 7
Goldie,

Good advice, I'll check out some Birkenstock's when I have a few extra bucks. It's hard to find good sandals these days... or shoes for that matter.

Could you suggest an antiperspirant without aluminum in the ingredients?

Thanks,


Michael
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:44pm; Reply: 8
sorry no on the antypersp.... but others might .. call NAP ask them- I bet they have one..

I also see that there is a consideration to anxiety..fear is not a good thing.. sot just rest assured that you have done what you need to do to make your self better.. ALSO do you have the  Encyclopedia?? look in there for any issues you have and then Call nap and get the sups... The big problem I have with that is that I would need to take so many sups that it would feel like the whole meal.. but one symptom at a time.. for one group of sups might be doable..    :)  
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 26, 2010, 3:38am; Reply: 9
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivec/config.pl?read=123249
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, March 26, 2010, 11:03am; Reply: 10
I knew Lola would come through.. haha  :)  

ge tpast the first few lines and look deeper to find anti weness stuff.. or call NAP
Posted by: 16420 (Guest), Friday, October 7, 2011, 3:44am; Reply: 11
Hi folks

Just wondering if you had any update on the hyperhidrosis treatments. I am type A and have been struggling with palmar hyperhidrosis ever since i have been young. I have tried iontophoresis which only helps to a degree. I visited a naturopath who said the condition is a function of multiple nutrient deficiencies, the major ones being omega 3,6,9. He also said this is a multiple mineral deficiency problem, combined with excessive intake of foods high in Free Radicals. Treatment entails diet change & an aggressive nutritional supplement program.

Also I have been pretty compliant with the Type A diet also which has helped a lot but the sweating is one thing I havent been able to conquer

Well I have tried the fatty acid supplements and antioxidants but i havent seen results. I have also tried steepings herbal tea for a month but that wasnt helpful either. Is ETS the only remaining option?

Is there a way to get feedback from Dr. D also?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 7, 2011, 6:23am; Reply: 12
welcome!

use the search feature, for answers as well as those members tuning in, giving advice

if need be, contact the clinic directly, and ask for a phone consultation

they ll fill you in on Dr D s heavy schedule
Posted by: Patty H, Friday, October 7, 2011, 1:19pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from 16420
Hi folks

Just wondering if you had any update on the hyperhidrosis treatments. I am type A and have been struggling with palmar hyperhidrosis ever since i have been young. I have tried iontophoresis which only helps to a degree. I visited a naturopath who said the condition is a function of multiple nutrient deficiencies, the major ones being omega 3,6,9. He also said this is a multiple mineral deficiency problem, combined with excessive intake of foods high in Free Radicals. Treatment entails diet change & an aggressive nutritional supplement program.

Also I have been pretty compliant with the Type A diet also which has helped a lot but the sweating is one thing I havent been able to conquer

Well I have tried the fatty acid supplements and antioxidants but i havent seen results. I have also tried steepings herbal tea for a month but that wasnt helpful either. Is ETS the only remaining option?

Is there a way to get feedback from Dr. D also?


Has anyone checked you for mercury toxicity?  See below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhidrosis

Posted by: Patty H, Friday, October 7, 2011, 1:34pm; Reply: 14
I definitely have Reynaud's Phenomenon and I may have Hyperhidrosis, but I am not sure how to tell what is normal sweating and what is not.  I have tried all of the natural deoderants out there and none of them work for me.  In fact, I have three of them in my medicine cabinet right now, but had to go back to the regular type because it was too embarrassing to smell all the time.  I will check out the one Lola recommended.

Regarding the Reynaud's Phenomenon, it is generally triggered when I am in a cold environment.  The worst place for me is Wholefood's in the winter.  They keep the store really cold.  By the time I finish my shopping and make it to the checkout register, at least three or more of my fingertips are completely white to the first knuckle, sometimes to the second knuckle.  Then they hurt and it is an odd feeling as they are totally numb.  I have to move my fingers and put them next to my body to try to warm them up.  The people at the register are always shocked when they see my fingers.  It looks really weird to see them so white.  I have tried wearing gloves in WF's, but that reallly does not help.  I have never considered treatment for it because it is simply a medication, from what I understand.

Do you think there is any connection between the Reynaud's Phenomenon and the Hyperhidrosis?
Posted by: Jane, Friday, October 7, 2011, 3:56pm; Reply: 15
I've been an avid skier for many years and there are a couple of things we used to do for cold feet which might help.....I put antiperspirant on my feet before my ski socks to prevent a lot of sweating in the ski boots.  That works pretty well to keep them dry and therefore warm.  For hands (and this won't help in WFs - it IS cold in there) years ago we used to put a small piece of lambs wool inside out mittens.  The lanolin in the natural lamb's wool helped keep hands warm.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, October 7, 2011, 6:04pm; Reply: 16
Vitamin E and iodine-rich seaweed seem to help my cold hands.  I do not have Reynaud's, though.  Also, I do not have hyperhidrosis, either.  In fact my hands are usually very dry.
Posted by: Symbi, Saturday, October 8, 2011, 3:18am; Reply: 17
Gingko biloba helped my raynauds for a while now I can't tolerate it anymore tho.  Trying to avoid cold and use warm water on hands after they do get cold helps.  I have some really good riding gloves that are lined I wear alot during winter can even drive with them on as they have good touch.

Trying doing windmills (whizzing arms around) can bring circulation back.
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, October 8, 2011, 4:37am; Reply: 18
De_Nogent,

Please keep us posted as to your treatments and results.
I am hoping for some answers for you.

Years ago we had a neighbor with Reynaud's disease. She was originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana but had moved to Chicago. She said the cold weather forced her to move to California. I know she suffered with much pain in her fingers and it kept her from sewing, which she loved.
Posted by: 16420 (Guest), Sunday, October 9, 2011, 12:40am; Reply: 19
Quoted from SquarePeg
Vitamin E and iodine-rich seaweed seem to help my cold hands.  I do not have Reynaud's, though.


So you did have hyperhidrosis and this treatment helped?
Posted by: SquarePeg, Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:17pm; Reply: 20
I do not have hyperhidrosis, either.  I wasn't responding to that part of the question.  But I will revise my post to make that clear.
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