By iceicebaby - 06/12/2010 15:42 - United States
pere tells us more.
there's a few treatments that help stop the vasoconstriction, but most have side effects (of course!) so a first course of action is just to bundle up...which believe me, doesn't work nearly as optimally as it should! And yup, purple/grey feet when they warm up! Some people have really severe cases where open ulcers + gangrene can occur and yes, they really do lose fingers and toes :(
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I have the same problem and I also live in Ohio. I wear my coat and fingerless gloves all the time during class and when I got out. I bought a heater for my room and I have a bed warmer so I'm never cold at my house but when I go out...ugh it sucks. Just from getting in my car in the morning when its really cold within a few minutes my fingers are numb and white. I feel your pain.
Wow. You should move to Florida or somewhere that's mainly always sunny!
Your syndrome is pretty severe if it's affecting your whole hands and feet, OP. Usually it's just your fingers and/or toes. I only get it in my fingers. Also, it's going to be cold as shit here in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, so get some friction warmers for your socks and gloves. Though it sounds like you have shitty circulation anyway. Heat and massage brings the bloodflow back faster.
I say California is the place you aughta be. You should load up the truck and head to Beverly...Hills, that is: swimming pools...movie stars.
EVERYONE SHUT UP AND STOP WHINING! I live in CANADA and it's -35 degrees C right now. It's going down another 10 degrees in the next while. So if you're whining about it being cold, think about us canadians trying to stay warm with our whale blubber and igloos kay? Good. :)
-35 degrees Celcius is 14 degrees Farenheit. That is cold, yeah, but I've been in colder weather. Whale blubber and igloos? Come on. Global warming, my ass... in Philly it's freezing. I don't know what the temperature is but I hate cold whether as it is. it's technically nit even winter yet. :/