Knees

89d

I got diagnosed with Raynaud’s a little while ago and my water heater has been broken. Near the end of my shower it will get quite cold and when I get out my legs will be grey/blue and when I push my finger on them they will have a white indent for a solid ten seconds or longer. And my lower legs and feet will be cold enough to be concerning so I figured that I could ask someone for advice until the water heater gets fixed.

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One suggestion is to take warm water baths instead of showers, slowly getting in and warming the room first. Start with warm water, not hot, and then gradually make it warmer. Wearing layers, such as fuzzy socks and leggings under jeans, can also help keep you warm. A heated blanket may provide additional warmth and comfort.

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    • LemonZest22

      72d

      I use leg warmers and hot water bottles 😅 means I can still move and do things! You can also just add half boiled water and half cold if the heat causes stinging/burning sensations 😊

    • Done

      89d

      I'm so sorry you're experiencing this and that your water heater broke. Take warm baths instead of showers. My Raynaud affects my hands so I try to avoid the cold at all costs.

    • Betty_Boop

      88d

      I don’t know if this is an answer or if you’ve been professionally told you have Raynaud syndrome but could it be neuropathy as my legs do that and feet!

    • Trina

      88d

      I’m so sorry your water heater broke!

    • shoe

      73d

      That's awful! I'm so sorry. You can always boil water and have a bath. Fill your tub about halfway to your liking, then start to add boiling water to adjust the temperature. It's better when you have an electric kettle, too.

    • LemonZest22

      72d

      I use leg warmers and hot water bottles 😅 means I can still move and do things! You can also just add half boiled water and half cold if the heat causes stinging/burning sensations 😊

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