Bad circulation,do you suffer with it in the winter?

@jugsjugs (13045)
November 3, 2009 6:26pm CST
I have bad circulation which is called raynauds disease and in the winter it makes my fingers numb as well as very painfull as well as my toes.I am always in pain because of this and nothing seems to get rid of the pain or the numb ness,some days i am in soo much pain i just sit as i dare not stand up as the pain is soo bad.What about you what do you do to improve your circulation?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
4 Nov 09
My youngest daughter has this, Jugs. It effects her even if she's just standing at the fridge with the door open for very long, deciding on what to fix for dinner! Karen
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Nov 09
This day and age wouldnt you think they would have found something to treat it with.
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@GardenGerty (96645)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov 09
I have heard that it is associated with thyroid malfunction as well.
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• United States
4 Nov 09
Thank you, Gerty. I'll do some research on that.
@GardenGerty (96645)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov 09
Natural things that would help are eating spicy foods, taking cayenne capsules or ginger root capsules. I highly recommend heated throws or heated mattress pads for thing like that. They were recommended to us by a nurse for all the aches and pains that we sometimes have. I do not have Renaud's syndrome, but have read about it and I am sure it is painful. I had some issues that seemed to be carpal tunnel but I am convinced they actually were from the arthritis in my neck. They are better now.I also got a paraffin bath and use it a lot in the winter. You can get them that are large enough to put your feet in. When I first used mine the relief was so great I would immediately fall asleep as soon as I got the paraffin on my hands.It was under forty dollars and worth every penny a hundred times over. Most places charge at minimum $6 per hand for a treatment, and with mine at home I can have a treatment every day.
@GardenGerty (96645)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov 09
This is not a foot spa, I also have one of those. This is a paraffin bath, it is warm melted was. With your psoriasis you would want to ask the doctor first, but mine, for instance has tea tree oil and lavender in the paraffin and both of those are healing. I like to use it when my hands are really dry.
@doormouse (4619)
4 Nov 09
i have bad circulation,but not nearly as bad as yours,it's only my toes that get a bit painful,because it's not bad i just leave it,,hope someone can give you a suggestion on how to improve it
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Nov 09
Went to the hospital today and the pulse in my feet is weak so they have refered me to a foot and ankle specialist.The husband came in the room asw well and also heard it,its not just my toes anymore it is my foot as well.
@doormouse (4619)
4 Nov 09
sorry to hear that jugs,big hugs and kisses
@peavey (16300)
• United States
4 Nov 09
My daughter has that disease but it's mostly in her hands. I don't know if you can do much about it but try to stay comfortable. If your situation is a lack of circulation, just being active helps that. Walk, move around, anything you can do. As others have said, take ginger and hot pepper capsules. When you sit, put your feet up instead of on the floor. Try not to sit too long at one time.
@peavey (16300)
• United States
8 Nov 09
Thanks for "best response!"
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
8 Nov 09
Do you think circulation can be improved by some degree of exercise and physical therapy? maybe that is one way of keeping your body toned and preventing pain?
• United States
7 Nov 09
yes,i have this too-not from raynauds,but another problem. double and triple socks help me in winter-keeps the skin from absorbing all the cold in the air.and i've found using a stiff skin brush on the skin surface improves my circulation a bit. i hate that hand pain,it makes me dread winter.
• United States
6 Nov 09
I have something but I don't know if I'd be diagnosed with what you have. When I got pregnant w/ #2 I got pregnancy enduced carpal tunnel. Well what happens w/ pregnancy enduced is that your arms fall asleep in the middle of the night and you end up shaking them in the middle of the night to get the ciculation back. I noticed it's based on how my pillow are positioned around my shoulders & how much water I drink. The more water I drink the better off I am and sometimes I will take a vitamin that's supposed to help with circulation. Also if I sit "cris cross apple sauce" my feet/legs fall asleep within a few minutes. It's not painful, just annoying.
@allknowing (61534)
• India
5 Nov 09
Bad circulation is also due to lack of exercise. Please consult a physiotherapist who will give you the right kind of movements. I believe in homoeopathy and take a tissue remedy called Mag phos 6x. Hot water fomentation also helps
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 09
I don't know if I have this particular problem or not but I do know that my knees tend to ache a lot in the winter when I am sitting down a lot. I'm only 34 years of age and sometimes I get a little concerned about this. I exercise on a regular basis, lots of cycling and I'm thinking that I sometimes over do things and push my legs too hard and ultimately my knees suffer. I think they say it's important to move around and not sit down in one positon for too long but when we are in the height of winter we just want to wrap up warm and not do much of anything! When my hands are very cold on a cold winter's day I tend to wrap my hands around a hot mug of tea and this tends to help a lot in keeping my fingers warm so that I'm able to move them. Andrew
• India
4 Nov 09
They say I have bad circulation because I tend to get cold and clammy (sweaty)feet and palms when I'm excited. A Japanese nurse told me that walking at least 200 steps a day really helps. All those acupressure points on the soles of the feet. Come to think of it, I can't recall when I had this condition last. That's because I have been walking for half an hour in the mornings at least 3 times a week.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
we never have winter here in the philippines, and i never experienced winter yet. i'd like to experience snow, that is my wish, i wish i could walk in snow.
• China
4 Nov 09
It is so important for us that we are in good condition. I advice you to take more exercise and improve the ability to resist disease. Don't complain the winter's cold, the summer's heat, the spring's sleepy, the autumn's dry. The different seasons will bring the different enjoyment.
@carmelbg (521)
4 Nov 09
My husband has carpal tunnel syndrome which means a nerve gets pinched in his wrist and makes his fingers numb. He also has very cold hands all the time. We got some thermal wrist supports from boots which really help. They make sure your wrist stays in a good position for circulation and they are thermal so keep his hands warm too. Maybe you could get something like this too.
@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Nov 09
The best way is walking. You don't have to do a marathon, just walk alittle. And you might check out some of the literature on my favorite website: www.bioinnovations.com. I watch the program that is affiliated with this website and it is outstanding. A Dr. Richard Becker and his wife, Cindy are both very knowledgeable in natural healing. On the website if you scroul down to the books there are several on healing and such. If you have Cable you might check on channel 394 (Family) and see when it is on in your area. It is on at 3a. and 9a. in Mountain Time. They usually have a call in portion of their show. I would check it out. Knowledge is power. I would atleast starting taking fish oil capsules and see about getting some fish in the diet especially salmon. Walnuts is another that has Omega 3 oil in it.