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one morning i woke up with slight tiredness (stiffness) in the fingers of my right hand. This was in mid october.
This was followed by numbness/tingling in my elbows, arms and wrists. The stiffness gradually has increased and can prominently be identified as "stiffness" now.
Then my feet started giving me trouble (starting with my right foot), i couldnt walk..i limped probably because i was too paranoid to put pressure on my right foot. walking felt like i was putting pressure on my right ankle and the joints. Then the condition went away on its own.
Next followed red hands and feet. My feet and hand became red and hot too specially at night and at times during the day too.
i had tests..RF factor, antibodies, anti CCP, CRP, ESR, and everytime of test possible for RA but all are negative. This was around the 3rd to last week of november.
I went to a rheumatologist who thinks this is due to " vascular hypersensitivity" triggered by some unknown reason and he has givem me:
propanolol 20 mg twice a day
pregabalin 75 mg (once at night)
its been about three weeks and this is the fourth since i am taking these meds but dont find any effect on my health.
The joints in my feet...the two round balls on the sides, hurt now.
the fingers of hand and feet hurt.
my wrists hurt
my knuckles hurt too, especially the knucke of my little finger on both hands
my little fingers of both feet are swollen/lumpy and red almost persistently. (Left was continuously lump and red from the beginning and the right has started to become the same since a week now).
my hands and feet are still red.
my wrist points burn
my elbows and arms burn
my shoulder joint in my back burns
my spine hurts at times (since a week)
my hands swell from the palms..where the thumb joins the hand, and that point hurts at times..momentarily.
The doctor thinks i dont have RA..i've told him i have achy joints all of them. I've mentioned all my symptoms. But since my blood tests are all normal and no inflammation came in esr and crp tests, he believes it isnt
RA. he thinks it is some hypersensitivity of the blood vessels due to
some unknown reason because i have a migraine history too.
what should i do? has anyone had joint aches due to hypersensitivity? please help!
when can i repeat my tests. I did my CRP end of november/beginning of december. and the other tests around end of the third week of november. After the tests my symptoms have become slighly more severe (my joints hurt more frequently and slightly more severely). Is it a good time for repeating ESR and CRP?
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