About to get confirmation that I am suffering from Raynauds
I am having a hard time typing this as the tips of my fingers are protesting at the pain and coldness. Tip of my nose too is starting to join in... See I normally sit with a hot water bottle at work when I'm having to be at the desk typing such that I alternate between typing and warming either the nose or fingers. Initially this drew stares as I took to keeping my hat on top of my head and placing the water bottle to my face as if I was inhaling its scent. The reality was that I was seeking to stop my nose making me resemble that of Rudolf the reindeer...
These last couple of weeks at work have been awful. We recently moved to new modern premises that are open plan. They are spacious and airy with a 'gold-fish-in-a-bowl' feel to them. Then bain of my working life is the air-con! It is never the right temperature given it is for an open shared space.
I have an appointment to see my GP this week to discuss what steps I can take to manage what is thought to be Raynauds. Nifedipine has been one of the choice drugs recommended and advised to take it just during the winter months as a start, to see how this will pan out. I am not very keen on taking drugs of any sort and would welcome any alternatives - albeit can't see what I can put on my nose to stop it feeling so cold or what I can wear whilst typing! For the interim, it's a balancing act of holding a cup of warm water or a hot water bottle. I wonder... does anyone else get this odd feeling of cold air blowing on top of your tempo or nose? I reckon I was a lizard in my former life!
Anyways, all the best for the week ahead.