HI all, I'm relatively new to this forum and from the US. I'm a 51 year old female with IGA nephropathy ( a type of kidney disease) diagnosed in 2016, as well as many food intolerances. I've had Raynauds since I was a kid. I live in the Southwest so relatively warm all year.
This year was particularly hard on me. I am very careful about staying warm even in the house, however, this year I seemed to have more flares. Now that it is warming up here (our coldest time is Nov to early January), my Raynauds episodes have gone down, but I'm getting a burning sensation on my feet and feelings of pins and needles. It seems to be happening more and more often. My hands ache as well, but don't have the burning or pin needle feelings. My fingernails and toenails break very easily as well.
I'm seeing my doctor on Tuesday, but any thoughts of what might be causing this would be great so I can discuss with him. I'm thinking I might need to see a rheumatologist. Thanks!