Losing Circulation in Hands (cold weather)?

Amy Tenderich
By Amy Tenderich Latest Reply 2011-01-28 14:11:29 -0600
Started 2009-02-17 15:00:20 -0600

Hi All,

It's been cold and rainy here for days and my Raynaud's Syndrome is acting up — see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phen...

Does anybody else here get "dead fingers"? I'm told it's often coupled with diabetes…

8 replies

DoseyDoe65 2009-03-09 01:57:49 -0500 Report

Whether warm or cold, my fingers mostly, they turn white and they feel like I have been throwing snowballs, when they get that bad, I have run hot tap water over them to no avail. The doctors called it Raynards Phnonaman(probably mispelled) LOL I can't stand to touch anything,they ache.I put my hands under my arms and leave them until they start tingling,take them out and they are roseyred. This happens inside too. The trigger outside is touching cold things,like opening car doors. Wearing gloves doesn't mean a thing.Sometime I can feel my toes feeling funny.

dj7110 2009-02-24 12:55:00 -0600 Report

I too have numbness in my hands, especially when first getting inside from outside. This is a bigger problem in my feet though due to the nuropathy in both of them.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2009-02-23 14:13:32 -0600 Report

I realized that this seems to happen whenever there's an extreme change in temperature... so it's not just so much about how cold it is, but about a sudden drop in temp.

Anyone had that experience too?

re1ndeer 2011-01-28 14:11:29 -0600 Report

I too have Raynaud's My fingers get cold even in summer. Now with winter here I have this problem all the time.

Janice5208 2009-02-21 02:26:28 -0600 Report

Mine go numb and get painful.When My blood sugar goes low and also when it is extremely cold.I've never heard it called dead fingers .

angel1980 2009-02-20 18:26:15 -0600 Report

My fingers go numb and then burn if they get to cold. So do my feet. I always thought that it was because I got frost bite when I was younger, never thought it was related to diabetes. Thanks for the heads up I am going to talk to my doctor about it.