My fingers and toes stay purple. Rarely are they normal colored anymore. My left hand and right foot are by far worse than the other 2. It's so severe that my dr is encouraging me to consider a surgery on my nerves. I'm reluctant so he put me on pletal. With that I had no change on my raynauds and the side effects were horrible. So now I'm beginning Trental. I hear success stories that eventually people stopped the meds and extremities stayed raynauds free. If you have such a story I'd love to know how long you were on trental, how bad your raynauds was prior to starting, any side effects that occurred, and success after discontinuing Trental.
Is that all they've tried? Nitrogylcerin paste and calcium channel blockers and even viagra have been used to improve symptoms. Do not take beta blockers, one type of bp meds, this can actually make it worse. I have reynaud's too so have done alot of research on it. Here is the article on treatment from the mayo clinic. www.mayoclinic.com/health/raynauds-disease/DS00433/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
- Trental Information for Consumers
- Trental Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trental (detailed)
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