I have an undiagnosed chronic pain condition that I've been living with since I was 10 (I'm now 19). For the past 7 days one of my toes has been very swollen, painful and reddish. This has never happened before. Has anyone else experienced something similar?
PLEASE! Get this checked. Longer you wait the worse things can get. This can seem okay now, then 10+ years later, you are asking yourself WHAT HAPPENED! Will be here for you when you find out, I was young when I was diagnosed with RSD/CPRS. Good Luck!
Small update: I've now been using the cream for over 2 weeks and it's done nothing. My toe has actually got worse. It's now bright red, swollen, extremely itchy and I've been able to drain 2 tbsp of clear fluid from it. I still have no idea what's wrong, but will be booking another doctors appointment in January.
It has now been 4 months since the first swelling started. About a month ago the swelling spread into the fourth toe, and both toes have turned purple. I had a follow-up appointment with the family doctor today, and now they're becoming very concerned. I'm now having bloodwork to check sodium, magnesium, ANA (antinuclear antibodies), RA factor, and for the JAK-2 genetic mutation. In addition, I'm being referred to a haematologist and a different rheumatologist than I saw last year. I'm scared of what the blood tests may reveal, but at the same time, I'm hopeful that I will finally get answers as to what's causing the problem with my toes and chronic pain.