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
20
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in legs, feet and ankles dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Raynaud's disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness flushing 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation difficulty staying asleep 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness brain fog 9 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion difficulty waking up 8 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6) anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain vomiting
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7)
  • 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 3
20s 133
30s 376
40s 690
50s 690
60s 388
70+ 94
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 336
20-29 years 280
30-39 years 391
40-49 years 262
50-59 years 115
60-69 years 26
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 127
Female 2249

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1792
Not Diagnosed 104

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