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Mottled Skin, Cold Legs After Eating. Anyone Else?


LindaJoy
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Hi, everyone. I'm able to post right now, so I'm going to take advantage of it. I can't always post or comment, for some reason.

Anyway, do any of you get cold after eating and turn mottled? I'm sure, with POTS, these are common symptoms, but I just want to be sure.

Also, do any of you have Beau's lines on your fingernails? I do, on my thumb, and my pcp told me today that these are a sign of illness. I read that you can get them from low bp and shock, so I'm wondering how many of you, with your POTS and low bp's, have these lines on your fingernails, and if you do, do you or your docs attribute them to your POTS?

Thanks.

Linda

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I have both beaus lines and vertical ridges. I've had them ever since I've had an autoimmune disorder. My skin does not change color but I get freezing cold after eating breakfast and lunch. The worst is in my hands and feet

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LindaJoy, I'm sorry your account is giving you trouble. Send me a PM or an email at dinetforums(at)gmail(dot)com and I can help you get it fixed.

I do get lines on my fingers occasionally, but they aren't as deep as the ones I have seen in pictures of Beaus lines. I'll have to start paying attention to see if it corresponds with times when my blood pressure stays low.

Rachel

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Also, do any of you have Beau's lines on your fingernails? I do, on my thumb, and my pcp told me today that these are a sign of illness. I read that you can get them from low bp and shock, so I'm wondering how many of you, with your POTS and low bp's, have these lines on your fingernails, and if you do, do you or your docs attribute them to your POTS?

definately. I was told that these occur because there are periods of excessive peripheral vasoconstriction. My dad said they represent a 'catastrophe' in your life - so I must have one of those a week when symptomatic LOL. i also have ank spond so maybe that plays a part in it?

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Thanks, everyone, for your replies. Is "excessive peripheral vasoconstriction" normal (is anything connected with POTS normal?) in POTS? I always thought vasodilation was what people with POTS had.

What kinds of things (illnesses, diseases, conditions) can cause peripheral vasoconstriction? If my Beau's line on my right thumb is any indication of how many times I've had constriction, I'm living constricted and have been for over six years because my thumb is one big Beau's line and has been for years.

Oh, and I'm sorry, but Julian Stewart and Marvin Medow? I'll have to look them up. Thanks!

Linda

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Only a portion of POTS patients have excessive peripheral vasodilation. More do not. The splanchnic venous bed seems like the most popular pooling location :) That is the stomach and pelvis. many attribute leg bluing to represent venous pooling. There is strong evidence to suggest that bluing is reflex cutaneous (skin) blood flow responses to splanchnic pooling.

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