So I had emailed my doctor and the next day I received a phone call from the rheumatology department saying she had referred me to them. It's a big step! I'm positive and hopeful that I'll find some answers quickly! My appointment in next Friday.
I had a very rough day yesterday. My legs to my toes and my biceps to my fingertips were very painful - deep aching, pins & needles, stabbing pain. My right hand was the worst. I noticed last night that my thumb knuckle has a knot on it and my index and middle fingers are quite swollen (50% larger than on my left hand). This was a new finding last night. My mom had left a couple of Norco for me after my last migraine in case I was desperate. I finally took one last my night. 30-40 minutes after taking it I finally had some relief and was able to doze off. Oddly enough, if I placed pressure on my right hand, it dissipated some of the pain. It definitely looked rheumatoid in nature from comparing to patients I've had in the past who had RA, but I tested negative for it not long ago. I didn't have stiffness last night though like I typically do when my fingers hurt. I just woke up and it feels significantly better. As I type I can feel some of the aching creeping back in. Heat feels good (running hot water over my hand) but the benefits disappear one I turn off the water and dry my hand. Also noticed about a week ago that my middle finger on my right hand is beginning to bow to the right above my top knuckle. Hmm. We shall see :)