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
29
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
pain (18) Raynaud's disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
pain (19)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
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)

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 (29)
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 (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness burning sensation 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (18) 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 (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
depressed mood (11) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness withdrawal effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation cognitive confusion 10 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (8) anxious mood (6)
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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
10
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)
  • 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 10
20s 127
30s 369
40s 652
50s 594
60s 319
70+ 69
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 313
20-29 years 266
30-39 years 373
40-49 years 251
50-59 years 109
60-69 years 25
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 118
Female 2,019

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,656
Not Diagnosed 96

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