Hi Everyone, I have been under the Rheumy for two years because of pain in my hands. Afer being diagnosed as sero negative inflammatory arthritis and spending a year on MTX, the rheumy ha now decided that she may have got the diagnosis wrong. My hands burn. The palms have started to go red. I showed her a picture of one of my 'flares' and she dismissed it as palmar erythema which is common in those with autoimmune diseases. If it's palmar erythema, why does it only occur during a flare? Why do my fingers go red? The ONLY thing that eases my symptoms is cold water, cold compress, cold weather etc. If I am cold - no flare and no pain. If I am warm or active, it flares. Typing for a living is not helping and I am in pain on a daily basis. No painkillers have helped. Negative for carpel tunnel as I had nerve tests on Tuesday. As this has been getting slowly worse for several years and I am no closer to a diagnosis, I have resorted to google and the result was erythromelalgia. Does anyone else suffer with this? Any ideas what else it could be? Rheumy is running more bloods including ANAs and a host of other things and also xrays of all my joints.