Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 4 and.....

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.


Anonymous said...

Good luck! Hope the med continues to work!

Heather said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!! That's great news, Andy! I hope you are NEVER troubled by the effects of Reynaud's ever again!! :D

Anonymous said...

ya gotta love when you find an answer...even if it is medication..I know that I love the meds I take for my psoriasis don't like giving myself a shot but love how I feel after it takes.

Way to go!!