Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 4 and.....

NO RAYNAUD'S!
I started on a prescription for Norvasc on Monday. After suffering from primary Raynaud's for more then 7 years, I finally decided to ask my doctor for medical intervention. No amount of layering my clothes, wearing gloves and mitts or using hand warmers were working any more. I was suffering 4-5 episodes a day.
So I started on the lowest dose of Norvasc, a calcium channel blocker that is supposed to help with Raynaud's.
And boy howdy has it helped!
Even though we've had -20C temperatures the last few days that I have had to be out walking in, I haven't had a single episode. I am hopefully optimistic that this will work as a long-term solution for me, knowing that I have lots of room to increase the dosage should I start having episodes again.
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