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10 Struggles You’ll Recognise If You’re a Student With Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s and freezing student homes: a match made in hell.

1. No one knows what it is.

“Mate, what’s up with your hands?”

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2. So whenever you meet new people you have to begin the explanation all over again.

“A disease?” *Bleaches everything you have touched*

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3. And deal with the awkward silence after you tell them.

“Oh, so your veins narrow when you’re in the cold? That’s… nice.”

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4. The struggle of standing up in the middle of a seminar when pins and needles randomly appear in your foot.

Please don’t let me fall 🙏

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5. You’re always cold.

“You want the heating on? It’s nearly June for god’s sake” – All of your housemates.

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6. Going on a night out without a coat is not an option.

You’re not weak, you just don’t want to be a walking ice cube.

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7. But you still have to go through the burning temperature change once you’re inside.

And you thought your problems were over.

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8. It’s even worse when you forget your gloves.

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9. Literally all you want is some hot weather.

But you live in the UK so…

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10. And for someone, if not you, to dedicate their dissertation to inventing a cure for the disease.

Sure, your doctor said you’d grow out of it eventually, but is that before or after you pay off your student loan?

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