I have had minor joint pains for years plus fatigue. In April of 2011 I went into some kind of massive flare up overnight and it lasted for weeks. I had frozen shoulders, wrists and knees, stiff painful knuckles, fingers and thumbs, trigger fingers on my little and ring fingers, Raynaud's phenomenon (which I'd never had before in my life), a dreadful sense of malaise and fatigue (like flu) and skipped heartbeat. My muscles became so weak that I could not raise my arms or get up off the sofa. I couldn't use the stairs. To get something off a shelf I'd need to cup my left hand under my right elbow to boost the momentum. I also developed white painful lumps of hard skin on my fingers and palms which split open and caused all the skin on my fingers and palms to peel off. Then I got little red spots in my nails and ulcers on the ends of my fingers. A barium swallow test due to difficult and painful swallowing revealed acid reflux due to stomach contents coming back up. I had an echo and lung function test which were fine. My ultrasound showed definite synovitis in my hands. My ana was speckled 1:80 (nurse said positive but rheumatologist said negative???) I have had tiny bright red spots in my mouth but they come and go. I have a slightly scaly brownish rash on my eyelids and above my eyelids under the brow and pink broken blood vessels on my nose, cheeks and chin. The consultant said I tested negative for lupus and scleroderma and she is mystified. She said I have got rheumatoid arthritis but suspects another disorder. Can anyone make any suggestions. I would be so grateful for help and advice.