Hi everyone. I haven't been here in awhile. I've been keeping busy. Lately I have been having issues with my fingertips. They are dry, peeling and feels a bit swollen and hard. My thumb is a bit discolored and I'm wondering is this illness related or from the weather. It's only my right hand. My rheumy diagnosed me with raynalds/ systemic scleraderma until I had a negative test result that came back now he's thinking may have lupus. My cuticles looks terrible. I was taken off methotrexate and prednisone for a while but at my last visit I was put back on the steroids. I'm trying to get another rheumy because in my opinion, he's not taking my concerns seriously. He's just one of those doctors who just prescribe meds and don't spend enough time with his patients. With this rheumy I dont see myself ever getting a clear diagnosis. Is there anyone else who is having issues with their fingertips??
Edited January 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm