I've had Raynauds for 14 years now....but I've developed a new set of symptoms, and I'm not sure if they are related. I've had some permanent numbness to some of my fingers for several years now. Recently, I've developed what look almost like "blisters" under the skin, which then turn very hard (so much so that it begins to cut off circulation in my fingertips) before finally peeling off and starting the process over again. Sometimes the skin splits and bleeds, simply because it is so tight and won't move with my fingers. There's very little to no pain, but I think that is mostly because the fingers are pretty much numb. I keep it slathered in cream and oil. It started on one finger, and now has spread to three. All my other finger tips are completely normal.
I've heard of localized Scleroderma and wondered if that might be it, but it doesn't seem like it comes and goes like this, or that there are red areas. Has anyone had symptoms similar to these? I would be so grateful to know. Appointments for a rheumatologist are at least two months out in my neck of the woods.
In my experience things go in cycles, they come and go but slowly.
Thanks, that's helpful to know. Every time it goes away I think that perhaps it won't come back