My investigative approach to Raynauds and a new PB!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Okay, so after taking my medication for Raynauds I have so far had the following symptoms.
1) An ongoing throbbing headache
2) A hot swollen heel
3) Tingling sensations
4) My legs turning blue
5) My knees turning bright red and purple
6) My cheeks burning and bright red.
So I decided to stop it.
However, three vital things have occurred recently to make me think there MAY be another way to deal with this.
Yesterday when I went to listen to a vegan talk about supplements I heard the man say how calcium can affect the nervous system. At this point in the talk, I then heard my doctor's voice say, "You are slightly low in calcium but it's nothing to worry about." He told me this a couple of weeks back. Then I remembered my friend say (from a week ago) "Raynaud's is circulatory which is also related to the nervous system."
So I put two and two together.
If I am slightly low in calcium, this may have caused problems in my nervous system, which may have caused Raynauds symptoms. So, by increasing my calcium intake I should be able to start to heal myself. THIS IS BRILLIANT! I hate taking medication if I don't really need it. I hope it works.
Another great moment today came in the form of my running performance. I managed to run 3.1 miles (5k) in 24.19. This is a PB by 26 seconds. I am overwhelmed because I didn't think I had achieved a PB because I deliberately went out slower to try and run a faster for the last mile. It worked.
So having completed my first week of teaching, gained a PB and a possible cure for my Raynaud's, I am feeling on top of the world....
and I hope you are too.