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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 24, 2008
  • 04:38 AM

I am a generally healthy yet lightweight 18 year old with a strange undiagnosed problem. My hands will not stay a normal color. I am a pretty pale caucasian. If it is really cold my hands will turn purple with orange like dots. If it is not cold my hands will turn red starting with the knuckles if i leave them below my heart as in normal walking. however if i keep my hands above my heart they will appear normal colored. My own theory is that if i gain weight the problem will be fixed but I am unsure.

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  • I have been experiencing identical symptoms. I was abusing perscription adderall for a while because of school work and these symptoms manifested. In the cold my hands will have purple knuckle with like orange spots next to them...its really wierd and frustrating. When its warmer sometimes they get red or purple but only when they are below my waist (walking,etc). This is never consistent and varies from day to day. I continue to take adderall now but only as perscribed. I hope its something simple like circulation and not something complicated....At first i thought it might be Raynauds but the symptoms dont match (no pain, happens at normal temperatures, etc). If anyone knows anything about this please help.
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  • Have you seen any Doctors to discuss all these symptoms ? Might be best to try first, you never know they may give you an answer straight away ??Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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