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Swollen knucles..painful when bumped.sometimes purple.

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  • Posted By: NadineArrow
  • August 11, 2008
  • 09:21 AM

Doctor told me Raynauds shouldnt cause such deformities, convinced that it was RA and sent me to a rhumatologist. Rhumatologist was convinced I had SLE (Lupus), but tests for that to came back negative. As did gout, thyroid disease, CRP, RA.:confused:
I hope someone can help. Diagnosed with Primary Raynauds, but do not believe it is only that, if it is that at all. Been searching the net, seen doctors and rhumatologist, but no one seems to know what is causing this extreme discomfort.
I am female, 23 years old and I am becoming increasingly dispondent and frustrated.
It all started when I was about 16 and every year since then(winter time) one finger on my right hands knuckle and sometimes my baby toe on right foot would swell and be stiff in the morning and be very painful if accidently bumped.
However, this year it started with that finger and just when it seamed like it was going away my little finger started with the same problem

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  • Chilblains is the latest diagnosis. So far so good, adalat (nifedipine) has been prescibed (blood pressure tab). Alot of the pain and swelling has gone. Still not hundred percent but musc better
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    • September 8, 2008
    • 04:42 PM
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