I decided I really needed to see a GP for my swollen burning feet every morning and very annoying whooshing heartbeat sound in one ear ( the sound goes if I grip that side of the neck). Both problems have been there since the turn of this year.
Another v friendly GP who said I really must be seen by rheumy because he himself does not know enough about my auto-immune problems, and thought it bad that it's been so long since I did see one. We discussed the way that the Raynauds is leaving me with deadened fingers and toes at times, so I have to be super careful not to cut accidentally etc. He gave me what must be the magic telephone number and I'm to get a quick appt with rheumy. Not sure what the definition of quick is, but will see.
Will see another GP next week about the whoosing noise. I've googled pulsatile tinnitus. It could be something or nothing.