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so I was diagnosed with raynauds by my doctor in December there (btw can a doctor diagnose you with it without any testing, because I was quite surprised by that). Since then I've been prone to extreme temperature drop and my hands are almost constantly white. I get the pure white colour change in my fingers and just recently experienced my hands going blue for the first time. Is this blueness going to become more common, or is it only due to being really cold (not that I was all that cold when it happened). My doctor isn't being the most supportive about the condition and feels it's not a problem having permanent coldness, just a it annoying for me.

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    Hello Arm. Doctors usually diagnose Raynauds purely by your symptoms. There are tests a hospital consultant can perform but the fact your fingers are white and you are starting to notice they are going blue is pretty conclusive. I've had Raynauds for more years than I care to remember and my toes are usually affected. There are drugs that can help and one that I've started taking, Nifedipine has been a god send. It's worth asking your GP for advice regarding the Nifedipine.
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      He says he feels I'm too young to be going on full time medication. I've heard lots of positive things about nifedipine before though, so thanks for suggesting it anyway.
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      I can understand why your GP is wary of putting you on medication. If you are really suffering with Raynauds I would ask to be referred to a hospital consultant who specialises in Raynauds. He'll prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
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