Since I've had fibromyalgia, my hands and feet have been prone to getting cold. I'm not just talking a little bit chilly - I mean intensely cold to the point of being painful, and really difficult to warm up. That's part of temperature sensitivity, which is a pretty common symptom of fibromyalgia and also of chronic fatigue syndrome.
However, in many of us, it goes beyond a symptom and is actually a separate condition. When cold extremities meet certain criteria and are paired with particular symptoms, it could mean that you have Raynaud's syndrome (also called Raynaud's phenomenon.)
Does your skin turn blue when you're really chilled? Does a bout of stress seem to bring on the cold? Learn the symptoms of Raynaud's, how it's diagnosed and treated, and why it's important that you treat it separately from your other illness(es):
Do you have or suspect you have Raynaud's? Did you mistake it for just another symptom? Has treatment helped? Leave your comments below!
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