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
14
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) 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 (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness lightheadedness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Procardia XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Raynaud's disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness lightheadedness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Raynaud's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation difficulty staying asleep 6 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness brain fog 6 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) worsening depression
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (6) pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion difficulty waking up 7 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
gastric ulcer
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain vomiting
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4) 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 3
20s 124
30s 369
40s 680
50s 724
60s 425
70+ 106
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 336
20-29 years 283
30-39 years 395
40-49 years 271
50-59 years 115
60-69 years 26
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 128
Female 2306

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1812
Not Diagnosed 103

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