I had a positive ANA of 1:320 speckled 3 months ago. I also was diagnosed with celiac and have thyroid disease. I started with what I thought was joint pain but it turned out being finger tendonitis. I have two lumps; one under each index finger and my index fingers are swollen. I injured my right hand in Feb. and now my middle finger is stiff. My GP won't refer me to a Rheumatologist yet because she said that my body wide tendonitis (plantar fasciitis in both feet and knee tendonitis due to my flattened feet) is likely due to the gluten. I do not have GERD or any hand swelling other than the affected fingers, although I swear my ring finger is a tad swollen at the bottom although the ortho said that was due to the overall inflammation in my palm. There is also a pocket of swelling on top of my hand under the index finger and it's not my entire hand.
I really would appreciate some input on this. My palms hurt when I type or "use" my fingers and my fingers do as well. I do not have carpal tunnel (they did a test) and my wrists are not stiff at all. Here is my concern, I do not want to sit here and do nothing when I should see a Rheumy but on the same hand, I know my doctor thinks I'm uptight and should wait on the Rheumatologist.
If anyone could give me any answers or thoughts, I'd really appreciate it.