All my spoons are in all the right places, if you know what I'm talkin' about...
What is Raynaud’s phenomenon?
Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP) is a condition resulting in a particular series of discolorations of the fingers and/or the toes after exposure to changes in temperature (cold or hot) or emotional events. Skin discoloration occurs because an abnormal spasm of the blood vessels causes a diminished blood supply to the local tissues. Initially, the digit(s) involved turn white because of the diminished blood supply. The digit(s) then turn blue because of prolonged lack of oxygen. Finally, the blood vessels reopen, causing a local “flushing” phenomenon, which turns the digit(s) red. This three-phase color sequence (white to blue to red), most often upon exposure to cold temperature, is characteristic of RP.
I am reblogging this mainly because it is a common symptom of SLE, and one that I have been diagnosed with. Also, I reblog this because I sort of think it’s awesome that I have something that is actually called a “phenomenon”, and I always use my *mysterious* voice when I mention it to anyone.
OOOOoooOoooOoOoOooOoooooOOOOooo…..It looks like I’ve got the PhEnOmEnOn!!!!! ::dun dun duuuuuun::