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.
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.
-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. :/