Having cold hands in the winter is pretty normal, but constantly having them could be a sign of a medical condition. If you have suffered from cold hands during the summer too then that is something to think about. It should not take your hands no longer than 20 minutes to warm back up. There is a name for this condition and it is called the Reynaud's cold hand syndrome.

You may have this problem if you are experiencing constant cold hands, takes more than 20 minutes to warm up and if your hands seem to be two different colors. According to Fox Chicago News hands that don't warm up could be a blood circulation complication, there are certain medical conditions and diseases that may cause you to have cold hands such as;

Lupus

Diabetes

Heart Disease

Thyroid Disease

Stress

Fear

Treatment

Surprisingly there are several treatments and one of them is used to smooth out wrinkles overall giving you younger skin and it's h botox. The botox treatment is used to stop the vessels in the hands from constricting which will help blood flow circulate properly through your hands. This treatment can also be an option for those who suffer from cold feet.

Though botox is injected into the face and lips and reduces wrinkles. And gives you firmer skin and fuller lips, it can help provide you with healthy blood flow for other parts of the body. It relieves blood clots so that your circulation can improve.

Another treatment which is also used is male enhancements such as Cialis and Viagra. Male enhancements provide healthy blood flow for the genital area for better performance and it can be used for the hands and feet to prevent the blood vessels from clotting. Consult your doctor if you decide to go with this method first.

The Reynaud's syndrome which causes cold hands and feet is when vasopastic attacks in which the blood vessels at the extremities of our body like fingers and toes get constricted and when tend to feel cold when the weather slightly drops. Another way to cure this condition you can use heat bands that are available in markets. These bands use the special material that makes optimum use of the body temperature.

There is a clinic in Chicago that specializes in medical conditions such as this one and it is called Chicago Cold Hand Clinic. There are also home remedies that can cease this disorder. Eating omega-3 rich fatty acids like salmon, herring, anchovies and mackerel the omega-3 fatty acids has a property that is anticoagulant which prevents the blood from clotting. Taking a omega-3 supplement will provide you with proper nourishment as well.

Iron Deficiency will cause cold hands and feet. Build up your iron by eating foods such as tofu, clams, fish, poultry, lentils, green leafy vegetables, and lean red meat serve as iron rich foods. When going outdoors make sure you put gloves on to keep this disorder from getting worst. It can get worse and causes parts of your hand or feet to die or get severe frost bite.

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Source: http://www.sooperarticles.com/health-fitness-articles/general-health-articles/constant-cold-hands-may-sign-medical-condition-286332.html


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33 thoughts on “Lupus Syndrome Raynaud

  1. Voodoo 1492

    I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm eating beets? Will they affect me or help me?
    Any tips on aching joints? I also, have raynaud’s syndrome (hands) and my hands are constantly stiff and cold. Very hot water helps out during showers. Taking Motrin, but I don’t want to make it into a habit.
    *******Serious answers plz*******
    Thx so much!!

    1. Mgunnycappo

      The only reason you would have diet restrictions is if you were taking coumadin for APS(antiphospholipid syndrome), a secondary disease commonly found in people with Lupus. In this case you’re supposed to watch your vitamin K intake as it can affect the coumadin dosing. As far as Lupus Nephritis goes, usually your nephrologist will tell you to moderate your intake of protein as this is what your kidneys are ‘spillling’ when your kidney’s are acting up. Protein in the urine is not a good thing. There are mixed studies regarding this however, with some doctors feeling that your diet really has no effect. If you’re taking prednisone then you should be watching your sugar (carb) and salt intake as prednisone can cause you to become diabetic as well as cause bloating which is increased with a high salt diet.

      As far as your stiff joints go, be careful with the motrin as it can cause stomach issues. I would look to take something like Norco, basically vicodin with a small amount of tylenol. This is a narcotic so you’ll want to guard against addiction however this can really knock the immediate pain out allowing you to do other activities that may help to decrease your pain level.

      As far as non medication route, try warm jacuzzi soaks (if you don’t have one, check your local health club where you may be able to use one). Also yoga can help with flexibility which can assist the joints. Unfortunately, there is no cure for sore and aching joints as this is a symptom of your Lupus. If they get really bad you may need to start taking or up your dosage of prednisone which will help the arthritic pain.

      Be careful with your Raynauld’s as left unchecked this can cause necrosis. If you notice that it is becoming unbearable then you may want to take a vasodialator, a heart medication which helps to keep the capilaries in your fingertips open (the reason that you’re feeling pain with the cold).

      I wish you the best!

  2. julie

    What kind of Neurological symptoms do you have with Lupus?
    I’m being tested for lupus after being sick for 2 yrs and I have tons of neurological symptoms just wondering if these are common symptoms for lupus. here are my symptoms.
    Burning stinging headaches, dizzy, lightheaded,vertigo, seizure type incidents, sharp shooting pains in head, also get weard sensations on my body like warm water pouring on me. Any info will be appreciated. If you have any neurological symptoms from Lupus pleas list them for me. Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Some lupus patients have neurological symptoms, some do not. Lupus symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

      Headaches could be caused by lupus or by Raynaud’s phenomenon or other things. Many lupus patients have Raynaud’s, a condition in which stress or cool temperatures cause the nerves to tell the blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow, usually to hands and feet, but can also cause headaches.

      Lightheadedness can be caused by a number of things as well. Lupus patient are often anemic, When you are anemica, there is not enough available oxygen in your blood, which could account for light headedness or dizziness.

      Vertigo usually has to do with the inner ear. Lupus can cause inflammation anywhere, including the inner ear.

      I am not sure what you mean my “seizure type” incidents. Do you lose consciousness? Do you convulse? Some lupus patients do have seizures. But seizures can be caused by many other things.

      Lupus patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (sticky blood) which causes clots may have TIAs or ministrokes. This could account for your head pain and seizure type incidents. Ask to have your blood tested for this.

      As for the weird sensations, please find a clearer way to describe that as well. If you tell the doctor that you have “seizure type incidents” and “weird sensations on your body” you are not helping the doctor get to the root cause of your problem. If these weird sensations are painful, you could have neuropathy which sometimes comes with lupus, or diabtetes, or multiple sclerosis, or other things.

      As a patient your job is to give the doctor the best and clearest information possible. It is the doctor’s job to connect the dots. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on family history, your medical history, a wide variety of lab tests and after everything else is ruled out. There is no definitive lab test for lupus.

      To do your job, keep a symptom journal including
      1. a clear description of the symptom
      2. when it started
      3. how often it happens
      4. how long it lasts
      5. what makes it feel better
      6. what makes it feel worse
      7. to what degree does it interfere with your activities of daily living

      Then create a concise summary and bring a copy for your doc and a copy for you.

  3. Grogan

    My ANA level is 477 and the doctor wants me to see Rheumatologist.?
    What does it indicate?
    this is the second time that it has came back high.
    None of those conditions sound good to me. I hope its just a false postive.

    1. Jess Mae

      A High ANA Can Be Caused By…

      Autoimmune connective tissue diseases
      Rheumatoid arthritis.
      Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
      Scleroderma.
      Sjögren’s syndrome.
      Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
      Polymyositis.
      Raynaud’s syndrome.
      Addison’s disease.
      Diseases of the blood cells, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP), and hemolytic anemia.
      Liver disease, such as hepatitis.
      Thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
      Medicines, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease, and tuberculosis (TB).
      Viral infections.

      Mine is 480, and I have Lupus, MCTD, Raynonds, Scleroderma, Rheum. Arthritis, and Anemia. MY doctor told me that anything UNDER 100 is normal/neg., so 477 is fairly high, which chances are you are going to be diganosed with one of those. Don’t worry, almost everything is fairly easy to get under control. I’m only 20 and live a perfectly normal life, despite all the shit I have.

      GOOD LUCK! : )

  4. Drewperhero

    Can Raynaud’s Syndrome be brought on by emotional stress?
    In this case, I am talking about a 14-year-old girl in secondary school.

    1. brendacott

      Usually seen in older persons. Does she have lupus, or some other medical problems?
      If not, you need to see a doctor.
      Raynauds is usually seen with temperature changes. Severe stress could possibly set off, but you need to find out the reason for it. Stress does not make you have raynauds.

  5. Sam

    Someone cold touches me I go into shock?
    Well I’m 16 but very very VERY sensitive to cold temperatures. Also have raynauds disease which doesnt help but 2 layers of thermals and extra clothing and I still freeze but that’s beside the point.

    My girlfriend just touch my back with cold hands and as I’m so sensitive it sends me into a shock, my muscles like spasms or tense and I get dizzy, it happens whenever I witness feeling a sudden change of temperature.

    What could it be?

    1. COUNTRY--GIRL

      Hypersensitivity this is over sensitivity to touch,,Autism may be part of this reaction, external causes may lead to a cold sensitivity disease like addison, autoimmune,thyroid disease, can result in sensitivity to cold. Thyroid & Hyperthyroid conditions may also cause this reaction.
      ZADIK Barack Levin syndrome, Young Simpson syndrome,and Riedel syndrome are more that may contribute to this cold sensitivity illness.
      Migraines,anorexia,depression, aging,poor health,chronic sickness/illness,anemia,iron deficiency,and lupus may also play a factor to this sensitivity reaction.

  6. rae_alanna

    Why do are my fingertips red and tingly especially in the morning?
    My hands also turn white or purple and marble like textured when I get cold. Is this related to my tingly fingertips.

  7. Role Model

    What are some common diseases in Canada?
    Please name as many as you can.. It can be anything from diabeties to breast cancer.
    Thanks a lot!! Best answer gets ten points!

    1. Ant B

      Common diseases in Canada will be common in most developed western countries, some will be environmental but most of the time it will all be the same, for example.

      Cancer
      Menigitis
      Influenza
      HIV / AIDS
      Chicken Pox
      Shingles
      Anemia
      Hyper/Hypothyroidism
      PCOS
      Herpes Simplex
      Raynauds Syndrome
      Lupus
      Asthma
      IBS
      Crohns

  8. K~tang

    Can eczema lead to systemic lupus?
    I know it seems a little impractical, but my “medical adviser” aka doctor told me people with eczema are more prone to lupus. My brother on the other hand, told me that it was absolutely rubbish (to his credit he’s currently in medical school)

    So who’s right?

    1. Linda R

      No. Your brother is right, your doctor is up a tree.

      Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body, most often the joints and kidneys. Some people with cutaneous lupus or lupus of the skin do go on to develop systemic lupus.

      Eczema, on the other hand, occurs when people are genetically more sensitive to certain things in the environment, at least from what I read. It is more like an allergy. I did a llittle searching and did not find the word autoimmune in connection with eczema.

      However, psoriasis IS autoimmune. And if you have one autoimmune condition you are likely to have more than one. I have systemic lupus AND Raynaud’s syndrome. If psoriasis is misdiagnosed as eczema it could lead your doc to think that one leads to the other.

  9. Destiny Nicole

    What is the cause of these symptons?
    My dad, is having numbness in the tips of his fingers and it works its way up to his hand and his arm. Its his left arm. Whats the cause?

    1. JMK

      I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. But it sounds like nerve damage or possibly a spinal problem which can be corrected by a chiropractic adjustment. If that doesn’t work than an acupuncturist would be the next place I would go to get treated.

      Some other causes for this might be.. a result of damages and/or diseases to the nerves in his fingers, hands, wrists, arms and even in his neck. Damages to the nerves in his fingers may have been from an accident or trauma to the nerves in his hands. When compared to a RSI (repetitive strain injury), an accident at work that may have crushed or broken his fingers and damaged the nerves is easier to diagnose as the root cause.

      Repetitive strain injuries to his fingers that can cause nerve damages are actions like typing, keyboarding, mousing, handling machinery that vibrates (like a power saw, a jackhammer or rototiller), and yes… even text messaging on a “blackberry” phone.

      Diseases and conditions that contribute to fingers going numb are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, White Finger Disease, Multiple Scleroisis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Raynaud’s Syndrome (a disorder of the blood vessels in the skin of the fingers) and Lupus (This is an autoimmune disease).

      If your dad would like to try a self treatment try EFT – emotional freedom technique which works on many things and may work on your dad.
      Have your dad go to the site below to learn how to do this and then have your dad do this for himself and see if it fixes the problem. This is less expensive than medicine or seeing a doctor and works about 85% of the time. Hope this helps!

  10. cortlin.harrison

    is this a good research project please be honest?
    Cortlin Harrison Science 10-12
    Mrs. Cooney/ Mrs. Barends ELA 21-23
    May 19, 2009
    Antiphospholipid Syndrome

    Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a disorder in which the body recognizes certain normal components of blood and/or cell membranes as foreign substances and produces antibodies against them. This disorder is non-infectious which means that this disorder can’t be passed from person to person by contact. Pregnant women are more prone to get this disorder than anyone else, and African Americans, and Hispanics but like other disorders anyone can get Antiphospholipid Syndrome

    The symptoms and characteristics of this disorder are not hard to spot. Some symptoms of the disorder are veins or arteries of the arms or legs may cause pain, numbness, tingling in the feet. Arteries of the heart may cause chest pain or heart attack, the individual with this disorder may have heart murmur. In pregnant women with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, miscarriage can occur prior to 20 week of gestation, while pre-eclampsia is reported to occur after that time. Blood vessels of the skin – may cause painful bruises (purpura) or a condition called livedo reticularis. Blood vessels of the brain – if a clot cuts off blood supply to a part of the brain, this causes a stroke. An individual with APS may also experience migraine headaches or seizures.

    There is no cure and there is no way to avoid getting this disorder. There are many treatments for this disorder. But the most successful treatment is anticoagulant therapy. This is usually successful in preventing further blood clots. This disorder can severely damage the body in many different ways because good cells attack other good cells and that causes chaos through the body. And when a weak or strong pathogen enters the body it can be deadly.

    Some other information about Antiphospholipid Syndrome is, 1-5% of the world population is known to have this disorder, and 40-50% of patients with lupus also have APS. One third of strokes occurring in younger people (under the age of 50) are due to Antiphospholipid Syndrome. One third of patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome are said to have lupus, and or Raynaud disease. APS is more common in young to middle-aged adults; however, it also manifests in children and elderly people. Disease onset has been reported in children as young as 8 months.

    This disorder is very rare and not very deadly but this disorder can still affect your way of life, the way you think, and can make you dizzy and other things. My mom has this disorder and sometimes it’s hard to get around and such, but you can still fight back by eating a healthy diet and seeing a special doctor called a Rheumatologist, this doctor specializes in these types of rare disorders.

  11. Connie

    My lab results are in, my ana is positive, the antinuclear ab is 1:640, my ana pattern is centromere, I have?
    raynauds syndrome, joint pain, sun blisters when I go in the sun. I am so frustrated, with all the different diagnoses. Does anyone have a professional opinion on this. I already know all the things it could be, everything I have can be related to something else, but when you put it all in one person, you would think that someone could tell me what it is. Lupus or scleraderma????

    1. Claudia

      I have the same symptoms..but a higher ANA..and still no diagnosis. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? They are the ones who specialize in autoimmune disorders. Someone else told me to be tested for Lymes disease..it can cause similiar symptoms. I dunno…half the time i think doctors dont know anything. Sounds like Lupus, though.

    1. [♥]Rae Rae[♥]

      My Niece Has This….

      Some five to ten percent of Americans — particularly women — are affected by Raynaud’s (“Ray Nodes”) phenomenon. It can deprive the fingers and toes of blood — and sometimes the nose, lips and ear lobes as well. When they get cold, all these parts can become numb and the skin can turn white or even blue. Raynaud’s can lead to more serious health problems like skin ulcers and gangrene.

      When people with Raynaud’s are exposed to the cold, the small blood vessels in their fingers or toes go into spasmodic contractions to preserve heat. Sometimes the arteries that feed the skin collapse and blood flow to their extremities is greatly reduced. Once they warm their fingers or toes, blood flow increases, causing the skin to turn red and feeling returns. Episodes can last anywhere from a minute to several hours.

      Stress may also play a role in Raynaud’s. During stressful conditions the body releases chemicals that can trigger symptoms typically seen in the disorder. In most people, doctors don’t know the underlying cause of Raynaud’s phenomenon. However, people with certain connective tissue diseases like lupus or Sjögren’s syndrome, or conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or peripheral vascular disease may be more at risk.

      Attacks Can Come Often

      The frequency of Raynaud’s attacks varies from patient to patient. “Some folks get them as often as daily or several times a week,” explains Gregory Dennis, M.D., a rheumatologist and Director of Clinical Programs and Training with NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

      The period of exposure to the cold is extremely critical. “It only takes about 20 to 30 minutes of exposure to the cold to cause potentially serious problems, such as tissue damage,” Dr. Dennis says. “This can lead to ulcers on the fingertips and left untreated, even gangrene.” Bone damage may also ensue, he says.
      A Word to the Wise…

      Preventing Raynaud’s attacks

      Keep warm — avoid chilling the extremities as well as the rest of the body.

      Always wear gloves and thick socks when you go outside during cold weather. You may want to purchase special gloves and socks that have battery-powered warmers inside them.

      Wear a hat in cold weather that covers your ears, or wear ear muffs.

      Don’t smoke. Smoking impairs your circulation. The nicotine in cigarettes can also cause your skin temperature to drop, which could bring on an attack.

      Recognize that air conditioning can trigger an episode. Don’t turn it up too high, and bring along something to keep you warm if you are going to be in a highly air-conditioned room for a long time, like in a movie theater.

      If you’re sensitive to cold, use insulated drinking glasses and wear gloves before putting your hands inside the freezer compartment at home or at your grocery store.

      Control stress. Recognizing and avoiding stressful situations may help control the number of attacks.

      Get regular exercise. Exercise is good for circulation and may help prevent attacks. Check with your doctor before you begin exercising.

      So are residents of Florida or the typically warmer climates completely safe? Not necessarily. People with Raynaud’s who live in milder climates may have attacks during periods of colder weather. “It doesn’t always take real cold temperatures or long periods of exposure to bring on an attack,” Dr. Dennis notes. Attacks can occur whenever temperatures dip below 60 degrees. For some people, sticking their hand in the frozen section at a grocery store for just a few seconds could be enough to trigger an episode.
      If you believe you have Raynaud’s phenomenon, your family doctor should be able to help you; if not, he or she may refer you to a vascular surgeon or a rheumatologist. There are medicines available that can decrease both the frequency and the severity of attacks.

      However, there are things you should do in the meantime. Limit your exposure to the cold. Get out of the cold as soon as you feel an attack beginning, if not sooner. If you are in the midst of an attack, Dr. Dennis says, “you may want to whip your arms around in a windmill fashion. Or just make a fist and keep closing and opening it or keep shaking your hands.” These exercises drive blood back through the arteries and can help increase blood flow to your hands.

      Once you get inside, run your hands or toes under lukewarm water. Or soak them in a bowl of warm water. Using a heating pad on a medium warm setting for about 15 minutes is also safe and effective. However, don’t put your hands or any part of your body on a radiator or other object that can scald you.

      If stress triggers an episode, get out of the stressful situation and relax. Even better, learn to recognize and avoid stressful situations. Biofeedback training or other relaxation management techniques may work to minimize symptoms or lessen attacks.

      The bottom line is that both self-help and medical treatments are available for this potentially dangerous condition. Talk to your doctor if you think you may have Raynaud’s phenomenon.— a report from The NIH Word on Health, April 2001

      You Should See Your Doctor!
      Good Luck!

  12. Chloe

    What disease has these symptoms? Hypoglycemia, migraines, aching muscles, and Raynaud’s Syndrome?
    I used to have seizures with the hypoglycemia, but no more. I had my gall bladder out and thankfully, that symptom went away except for the week before the monthly period. I also have extreme sinus problems when it is time to start my period as well.
    Sometimes ana is high and sometimes none at all. C3, C4 compliments show sometimes and sometimes normal. Also, bladder is affected with high levels of protein and blood. Other times fine.
    I have seen a rhematologist. He will not say which autoimmune disorder I have. He will not even listen to the research I have done that says Lupus and another that I cannot spell.
    I had a colonoscopy. No celiac disease. Just said it was irritable bowel syndrome.

    1. RxGirl

      I am not a doctor; I am only a pharmacy student. I think the Raynaud’s Syndrome and the high ANA suggest it is probably an autoimmune disorder of some sort. So do the list of other sort of “nonspecific” symptoms. Maybe something like lupus, or perhaps a different one. I hate to name a specific disease, because there are many different autoimmune disorders & it could be anything. Of course, I could be wrong & it may not be autoimmune. I think maybe you should see a rheumatologist, however.

  13. SusanL

    does raynaud’s affect the circulation in your heart?
    On that peripheral vascular disease commercial they say, “poor circulation in your legs also means poor circulation in your heart.” Does that apply to Raynaud’s as well??

  14. Ac sp2006

    What causes darkening of nail beds, purplish fingers, and open cuts that won’t heal?
    Have been to 3 different doctors and cannot get a clear diagnosis. Nail beds are darkening, and fingers turning a purplish color. Hands are cutting open at the finger tips and have not healed in more than 2 months. Have used neosporin and vaseline to remedy. Nothing is working.

  15. leroy j

    Can someone let me know a little about raynaud’s syndrome?
    I think i may have it.
    I took the temperature of my feet on a hot day and they were 68 degrees. My hands do the same thing..
    My feet and hands randomly get numb and cold…Sometimes its REALLY intense tingling.

    Could someone let me know a little about it.
    Ps my feet turn Blueish purple

    1. Jack be quick

      Your fingers/toes/nose/ etc. would turn pale blue or a dusty blue color then white and go numb then when the blood returns to the affected area it would turn red and tingle. Its painful. It is caused by vascular spasm. Sometimes people with Lupus may experience Raynaud’s. It is considered one of the Connective Tissue disorders.

      Here’s a nicely written paragraph about it….
      Raynaud’s phenomenon is important for 2 reasons. First, it can be a serious medical problem in its own right. Second, Raynaud’s phenomenon can be a warning sign of an autoimmune arthritis or connective tissue disease. Scleroderma (an uncommon connective tissue disease affecting the skin and internal organs), systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis are examples of connective tissue diseases associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon

  16. A C

    Why do I hurt when I get cold?
    When I get really cold my whole body tenses up and aches really bad. I can’t relax any muscle. Lately when this happens my hands start to ache and get sharp pains in them. I’m anemic, and not sure if that would have anything to do with it.

    1. Knitwitter3303

      There are a number of things that it could be:

      The fact that it seems to hit your hands the worst maybe it is Raynaud’s phenomenon. My husband has this, it hurts! It is a disorder of the small blood vessels of the extremities, causing coldness and reduced blood flow. In response to cold or anxiety, these vessels go into spasms, causing pain, the sensations of burning and tingling, and color changes.

      There is also Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome since it is hitting your whole body. Or unfortunately your anemia which I think could hit the whole body.

      Here are 29 other possible reasons you can read about in the 2nd link I pasted into sources:

      1.Acanthocytosis – cold intolerance
      2.Addison’s disease
      3.Anorexia Nervosa – cold sensitivity
      4.Autoimmune thyroid diseases – cold sensitivity
      5.Chills
      6.Cleft lip palate pituitary deficiency – cold sensitivity
      7.Depression
      8.Familial hypopituitarism – cold intolerance
      9.Familial hypothyroidism – cold intolerance
      10.Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – cold sensitivity
      11.Hypothalamic dysfunction – cold intolerance
      12.Hypothyroidism – cold sensitivity
      13.Iron deficiency anemia
      14.Lupus – cold sensitivity in fingers
      15.Lymphomatous thyroiditis – cold sensitivity
      16.Migraine
      17.Normal aging
      18.Normal genetic variation
      19.Pituitary Cancer – cold intolerance
      20.Riedel syndrome – cold sensitivity
      21.Scleroderma – cold sensitivity
      22.Seasonal affective disorder
      23.fever
      24.Thyroid disorder
      25.Thyroid disorders – cold sensitivity
      26.Thyroid hormone plasma membrane transport defect – cold intolerance
      27.Trigeminal neuralgia – cold causes pain
      28.Young Simpson syndrome – Cold intolerance
      29.Zadik Barak Levin syndrome – Cold intolerance

  17. Nathan

    Does anyone know of a symtom/s relating to the finger nails going a dark purple colour?
    Someone I know has just experienced their finger nails go a dark purple colour, accompanied by a racing heartbeat. She does suffer from ‘Lupus Erythematosus’, I was just wondering whether this could have anything to do with her condition at all?? (Only serious responses welcome, please!)

    1. Linda R

      She should certainly mention that to her doctor. She may have Raynaud’s Syndrome in overlap with lupus but only her doctor can tell for certain.

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