Help. Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with RA then it was Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome then it was Connective Tissue Disease with scleroderma, now I've been told that the reason my left hand hasn't worked for more than two years is because it is painful. What???? Give me a break. If there was nothing wrong with my hand in the first place why diagnose me with anything at all. None of the standard RA drugs have worked, and no wonder as I don't have RA but some of the Anti TNF drugs worked for a month or two.
So now I'm really confused and have no idea where to go from here. I am in constant pain, all my joints are inflamed and aching, my fingers and toes are terribly stiff and inflamed, I get terrible pins and needles in my extremities and my feet are now so swollen putting shoes on and walking are torture.
I am not entirely sure I belong in this association as I don't have Raynaud's and I have no idea if what I am going through is Scleroderma and or something else.
Talk about confused.