I'm still trying to be diagnosed but been dealing with a joke of a Dr since last oct. Been told maybe lupas, fibro, arthritis, now last visit because he couldn't think of anything he said connective tissue disease. I have intense throbbing nonstop pain every single day in my hands. Right now it's going up my forearms. At time I feel it in feet. It's been so bad I cannot move and had to be taken to er. I'm 35 yrs old and feeling hopeless. I have a 1 yr old who I can't take care of the way I want because several times a week I can't pick her up. Single mom makes it harder. I've had nerve test done came back fine, blood works few months ago didn't show anything. Feel crazy because I know something going on but not knowing is the worst. I've begged for referral to a specialist but was told can't refer me until he knows what it is. My Dr will only give me tramadol which don't help even when taking 12 a day. I have to pay more money and be seen at urgent care, wait for hours to get hydro 5s. I'm tired of this effecting my life every day. I don't ever go do anything, too tired and hurting. No way to live. What can I do until waiting to be diagnosed? I fired my pcp and now trying to find new one but I live in very small town and have to drive 1 hr away and wait 2 months on top of take time of work and figure out someone to watch baby. Sorry to sound so negative and POOR ME. Beyond frustrated.