Kindly let me jump in:
My feet began feeling as if I was wearing socks ( when I wasn't - only in the AM ), 2) my feet and ankles tingle sometimes, albeit less lately, 3) my hands have tough extra layers of skin and in the winter (only) 3)my fingernails grow virtually concave when I have projects outdoors in cold weather.. However, all this I have suffered with since being a child. Hands and feet become less sensitive , as if I was wearing a surgeons Glove or woolen socks.
I have been tested for BP in the Arms and ankles which is the same. Also, I've had several tests for type two diabetes., all negative. My body mass is normal, diet regular-healthy, and my weight 180 for a 6'3" man.. My blood work-ups, are extenstnsive and are normal.
I do have hereditary Reynolds Disease, which has plagued my family as long as I can remember - and now at age 67 it seems to worsen slightly - ever so slightly -Every couple years.
Calcium channel blockers , e.g. Norvasc,. Immediately give me relief. I used to need only only one 5mg tab in the winter. However both early spring and late fall cause the symptoms. ( Of course, there are no viable "on label" treatments, so funding to explain and test and prove why the off label uses work is not there. Maybe some day I'll explain how it works like 2nd generation ED med: (allowing blood flow to constricted capillaries - antivasoconstrictor2's..:)
Seriously, I do NOT pretend, nor try to deny that some peripferal nerve "damage" may well be a contributing issue. Nonetheless, I must ask, when do we get close enough to go on with life? I know I am jaded, but more tests seem to to have only the future that all the work distingushing Raynaulds Syndrome from Raynaulds Disease had: That is, no new treatments, just two names instead of one (That hurt).
Suggestions and guidance greatly appreciated. Thank you.!