• over 1 year ago

    My mother and Lupus?

    Hello everyone.

    At my apartment, I like to keep the temperatures cool and I enjoy cozying up with my PJS and a blanket with friends and family. However, whenever my mother comes over, even though I keep my AC on 72, my mother's fingertips turn almost completely blue. I thought it was oxygen deprivation but it seems to be only when she's cold. My friend told me that it could be Lupus. Is that something that typically happens? It's very strange and I'm concerned.

    Please help. I don't want anything bad to happen to my mom.

Responses

  • over 1 year ago

    RE: My mother and Lupus?

    Hi Thank you for your post! The best thing that you can do to help determine what is causing your mom's fingertips to turn blue is to have her see her doctor for an exam. Her doctor will hopefully be able to determine what is causing these symptoms and offer next steps to treat it.

    In the meantime, you may find it helpful to look through this overview on lupus to see if any of the symptoms listed there seem to be things that you mother is experiencing: http://wb.md/2c8kUMn .

    As the slideshow says, "some people with lupus do develop something called Raynaud's phenomenon, where their fingers and toes become painful, numb, and tingly in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress." However, people can also have Raynaud's without having lupus or any serious health conditions. Here is some more information on Raynaud's you may wish to look through: http://wb.md/2clcHk8

    Please check back in and let us know how she's doing!
  • 10 months ago

    RE: My mother and Lupus?

    It could also be a condition called Raynauds... an intolerance to cold or very cool temps
  • 9 months ago

    RE: My mother and Lupus?

    Hi, it could renaus. Is when the hands turn blue and yellow. just make an appointment with the rheumatologist. After a lot of test for her you will find the answer.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: My mother and Lupus?

    She probably has Raynard's. The triple play as I call it are lupus shogren's and raynard's.I have lupus and my fingers are very painful so I will suggest you look them up. It will help explain. I get the blue digits too. I carry several pairs of gloves with me everywhere. In the movie theater out for whatever. I have quite an extensive collection. I guess you could call me the Glove lady!