I've had Raynaud's since I switched from one BP med to a beta blocker many years ago, and in fact mine got truly horrible last summer when I added an additional BP med. I had to stop the new med, because Raynaud's attacks became so common and severe I couldn't even touch a cool magazine in an air conditioned waiting room without my fingers going white and giving me extreme pain.
Mayo has a good section on it, and notes the many things that have been shown to cause it so far. MS is NOT on the long list, although Raynaud's is a circulatory disorder.
Raynaud's is actually worse than most any MS symptom I get and inhibits my enjoyment of life more than they do - even more inhibiting than my use of a cane, due to my need to avoid cold weather events & stuff. It's one of the many
reasons I often say that if my MS disappeared I'm afraid I wouldn't even notice the change in my life. So much for the potential of CCSVI treatment turning people like me into instantly healthy individuals.
But I still wish better health and better news to all.
P.S. I hate to say it, but my reactions to most recommended vitamins and supplements have been much worse than most of my MS symptoms, too. I suggest trying them one at a time and monitoring their effects.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/raynau ... ION=causes
Causes according to Mayo, although I suggest reading the whole link instead:
**Diseases - Scleroderma, RA, Lupus, Sjogren's, diseases of the arteries, thyroid conditions
**Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (I have that - from HNPP)
**Repetitive Trauma (like from piano & typing - I'm a pianist and secretary - HNPP again)
**Smoking (I used to)
**Medications (like beta blockers & estrogen - I take those)