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Spreading joint pain, Raynaud's, and no answers.

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  • Posted By: melodicrocker9
  • March 23, 2008
  • 10:45 PM

I'm an older teen and for years have experienced Raynaud's Phenomenon in both hands, with cold and numbness followed by moderate to severe joint pain, swelling, and redness across all knuckles. Recently, the pain (but not the redness) has become almost constant, and, over the past few months, other joints on my right side have started to ache. My right hand is constantly cold to the touch, even when my left hand isn't. I get joint stiffness in the morning throughout my hands and elbows which generally subsides in an hour or so, but the pain lasts all day. I also get small rashes across my arms, which are not painful or itchy and disappear within a day. I have seen multiple doctors and specialists and have gotten no answers. All blood tests have come back negative. I was recently admitted to college to major in music and am now losing my ability to play. Someone help.

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