new dr, raynauds?????

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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 8/30/2012 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw my new rheumatologist today concerning a ton of symptoms I've been having. For example, fatigue, joint pain(locking), low grade fever, headaches, red nose & cheeks, fingernail deformity(reddish brown spots), positive ANA, raynauds, chest pain, neck feels swollen, severe toe joint pain, etc.. I have had a plethora of tests done which all come back good. I've been on plaquenil for a couple of months and he just increased it. He says he has no idea what's wrong with me but doesn't think I have raynauds because if you have raynauds your fingers and toes are bright white. I can't tolerate the cold, not even air conditioning. If its chilly my feet & fingers are purple and so sore. They get numb and prickly when I start to warm up. This concerned me because he said he's going to put in my charts I don't have raynauds. Should I be concerned? This is the third rheumatologist I have seen and I'm so sick of feeling bad. I've been on here before and love this site. I just don't know what to do anymore or where to go. My primary doctor wanted me to go elsewhere but insurance denied it. Thanks to all that take the time to read this.

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   Posted 9/1/2012 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My fingers turn blotchy with tiny red, blue, and white spots all over. My mom has one finger that turns ghost white and numb.

Give him time, maybe he will change his mind about the raynaud's once he sees the symptoms.
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