View Full Version : Reynaud's Syndrome
11-12-2007, 11:37 AM
I've had Reynaud's my whole life... my hands and feet get freezing and clammy, and after going out in the cold when they warm up again I experience agonizing pain... it sucks...
Just wondering if anyone else has heard of Raw helping with this problem? I know it runs in my family... supposedly people who have a family history of early-onset arthritis and lupus also have the genetic possibility for Reynaud's... like it's a variant of the same gene or something my mom was once trying to explain.
11-12-2007, 12:06 PM
My dh has it too and his Dr. told him to take at least 800IU's of Natural vitamin E a day. That was two years ago and so far so good.
11-12-2007, 03:39 PM
Hmmm... thanks... I wonder if eating lots of E rich foods would help too... I have been eating a lot of avocados....?
11-13-2007, 01:42 AM
I have reynauds disease and a raw diet has mostly cured me. My hands and feet and nose are still cold half the time but not so cold that its a problem - and half the time they're warm!! Which I would never have believed possible. They used to be permeanantly so cold they were painful and if anyone had an injury they would make me place my hands against their wounds instead of an ice-pack because my hands felt far colder, and unlike frozen veg, didn't warm up and have to be replaced. People screamed if I touched them and when I was a child, nobody would share a bed with me.
Now, when they're cold nobody notices anything odd about it - its just a normal-persons cold, and it doesn't affect me/bother me. I never turn blue anymore.
I eat masses of avocados, and lots of greens, fruit and nuts and onion/spring onion/garlic.
11-13-2007, 01:21 PM
Thanks for sharing Bobbie... it's good to know that I have a possiblity of improvement... truly amazing what raw can do!
11-13-2007, 06:28 PM
Thanks for starting this thread. I have Raynaud's which started very early and is also agonizing when it's severe. I had the early onset arthritis and Lupus. I've spoken to others who only have cosmetic Raynaud's which doesn't cause them much trouble, and one lady practically called me a liar for talking about how painful it is. She kept saying "Raynaud's is only cosmetic! Raynaud's is only cosmetic!" She was rude. It still stings because I didn't know anyone else with Raynaud's, and I was hoping for her support and fellowship. Anyways, raw has helped all sorts of things for me. It's been a godsend, but it hasn't really helped Raynaud's. Maybe I need more vitamin e.
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