Raynaud's disease

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What is Raynaud's disease?

Raynaud's disease is a vascular disorder characterized by ischemic attacks called, Raynaud's phenomenon, in the fingers, toes, ears, or nose, associated with pain and pallor. The attacks occur during exposure to cold temperatures or stress.

Common symptoms reported by people with Raynaud's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Raynaud's disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (16) Raynaud's disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
depressed mood (11) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Raynaud's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Raynaud's disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Raynaud's disease (12 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in legs, feet and ankles dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Raynaud's disease (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness flushing 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (16) Raynaud's disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness brain fog 10 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (18 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
depressed mood (11) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness withdrawal effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness with hypotension upon standing 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Raynaud's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Raynaud's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 128
30s 372
40s 664
50s 606
60s 330
70+ 72
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 320
20-29 years 269
30-39 years 373
40-49 years 252
50-59 years 109
60-69 years 25
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 120
Female 2,054

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,681
Not Diagnosed 96

These charts show data from Raynaud's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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