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When I am in a lot of pain I find that my finger, toes and feet go icy cold and it doesn't matter what I do to warm them up nothing works.

I was wondering whether anybody else gets this and if so what they do about it.

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Sue,
I have gotten in the habit of always wearing socks. If your hands get really cold put gloves on. Try wearing a tee shirt underneath your top shirt, and this will help keep you warmer. I don't know what the weather is like in the UK right now, but if it is cold wear longjohn pants under your slacks or tights under your dresses. Try wearing socks to bed. Lay a blanket over your lower legs to keep them extra warm at night, it helps keep the leg cramps away.

The idea is to stay warm, but be comfortable. I hope this helps. Keep asking questions. :)
 

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When I'm sleeping, just about every night my fingers become really numb and they turn completely pale at the tips. It feels like my fingers are asleep and I don't know what's causing it because I am not cutting off the blood flow in my hands. It's been happening ever since I was a little boy. Now it's just something that I have learned to deal with.
 

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MUDROCK, have you been checked out for raynauds syndrome
Raynaud's phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have it on occasion (not raynauds but the white fingers) but i have also some trapped nerve problems from time to time that causes mine.

Newsues, when im at work and dont really want to be seen wearing gloves I wear wrist warmers. I also do the same for my ankles and wear leg warmers alot. By warming the blood vessels in those areas your fingers and toes will feel much warmer
 

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I am always cold, and yes especially my feet and fingers. I wear gloves alot including indoors. The only thing is, I also have hypothyroidism. So for me I do not know if it is the fibro or the throid problem. Or maybe even both. But regardless I almost always wear wool socks and my heavy slippers. And my gloves as well. Compared to my leg pain, I can handle cold fingers and toes without a problem.
 

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I have hypothyroidism too and even though I'm medicated adequately it does play havoc with ones thermostat
 

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MUDROCK, have you been checked out for raynauds syndrome
Raynaud's phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have it on occasion (not raynauds but the white fingers) but i have also some trapped nerve problems from time to time that causes mine.

Newsues, when im at work and dont really want to be seen wearing gloves I wear wrist warmers. I also do the same for my ankles and wear leg warmers alot. By warming the blood vessels in those areas your fingers and toes will feel much warmer

Thanks for that information. Yeah it is a pain for me to deal with. Even though I talked about how it happens when I go to sleep, I does happen for me in the daytime also. I will definitely look into the wrist warmers. I use to sit on my hands to see if that would help.
 

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Thanks for the informating on that wikipedia. I usually would try to sit on my hands to try to get to to stop hurting and warm up quickly. Running hot water helps too. I will also look into wrist warmers or gloves.
 

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Hi! Yes I get that cold icy feeling through my hands and feet all the time! The only thing that helps is those bean bags you
Heat up in the microwave. Wrap them around your feet with a towel when your in bed. For
Hands hold a really warm mug of tea or coffee, with your fingers wrapped around the mug and hold them there for
Awhile!
 

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There is a glove that is being manufactured that is very lightweight with the thought that it wouldn't interfere with things like typing. If I'm not mistaken, part of the material in it is something that NASA had used. It's supposed to keep heat in much better than regular gloves.

Now that said, the person I've known who has tried it didn't have any relief and it didn't help the coldness in her fingers too much, but I'd think that it may help some people or it wouldn't be popular. There are socks made from the same material.
 

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Wearing socks and gloves is also my best option for this condition. They are handy and always ready to be used. Sometimes the changing weather also caused me to have pains in hands and feet, especially thje joints there. In the country where I am in, the weather can pretty be unpredictable. The working environment may also cause this to happen to me. Sometimes the aircon is put on high and while everybody is enjoying the cool setting, I am having problems with my hands and feet. They are cold and eventually will get some pain. Since I expect always of the worst, I have socks and gloves with me in my locker so just in case coldness attacks, I am prepared.
 

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I just joined this site and was just coming to make a post about this. I find that when my Fibro is really bad, I have this cold that you experience. My hands in particular will be ice cold. Sometimes even the tip of my nose is. Covering up or turning up the heat, does not help at all.
 

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I am always generally colder than other people it seems (even being overweight). In particular, my hands and feet. I was never told that this was a symptom of fibro but instead was told that it may be a mild form of Raynaud's disease.
 

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I have always had a problem with my hands and feet getting too cold in the winter, ut now that I am older, and have heart failure, and the heart is not able to meet my circulation needs, I have this problem a lot. I feel like some kind of an amphibian, too hot in the warm weather, and too cold in the cooler weather.
What I do is use water. If t is too not, I put my feet in a bucket of cold water, and when it is too cold, I use hot water, or sometimes just take a hot, hot shower. It seems to really help, whether it is the hot shower, or the cool water one.
 

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When I am in a lot of pain I find that my finger, toes and feet go icy cold and it doesn't matter what I do to warm them up nothing works.

I was wondering whether anybody else gets this and if so what they do about it.

I don't know if this will be helpful or not unless you're a really great researcher... because I can't remember the name of the things. :-( But anyhow, a few years ago I bought something, probably from Amazon, that helped cold hands and feet tremendously.

It was gloves, and I also bought socks. VERY thin material so it didn't interfere with typing or anything. The material was something used by NASA for the shuttle people and other people who needed such a thing because of space coldness.

I remember getting them and thinking that something that thin couldn't possibly keep me warm, but it did. Maybe if you poke around a search engine for something that would use "cold hands" and "NASA" in the same search string? Hope you find it... I'd look but I'm on my way out now. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll see if I can find it again.
 
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