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#1 Eos

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:46 PM

HI,

Just great timing for another pain and ache to find me. How do those things always find me?

A 3 inch long area running from my right wrist down my arm is on fire. I believe it is a bit swollen, like a rod shaped bubble is underneath my skin and it just gives me the most weird painful burn sensation... on fire ALL THE TIME! Can Raynaud's (RP) do that? The right hand is my problem hand. Is this just another step graduating me from severe RP to burning severe RP? I cannot take too much more of this getting sicker and more painful business!

Anybody experienced this kind of pain before? Please don't tell me this is the beginning of skin changes? Freaking out a bit here.

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:14 AM

Hi Eos,

I'm sorry you are experiencing this. Please keep in mind that I'm not a doctor, I have no medical training at all. But what I'd do is go to the doctor for this. It doesn't sound to me like any Raynaud's attack that I've ever had. Nor have I ever had rod-shaped bubbling underneath the skin, with skin tightening. It really sounds like it could be something else. Please see your doctor right away as it could be an infection, or something.
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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:54 AM

Hello Eos

In my early sclero days I had lots of skin involvement and never had anything like your description. I'm with Shelley see your doctor right away.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:20 PM

I'm with the others on this one too....sounds like you really should have that checked out. Hope you can and let us know what you discover. Good luck.
Sending good wishes your way!

#5 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

Eos, have you been to the doctor to find out what this is, yet? I hope so, and that you are on the mend soon.
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#6 Eos

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:44 PM

Thanx! Kinda glad this does not seem to be skin tightening. I saw my primary today, but between new asthma drugs, flu shot and an insurance appeal (which she was weird about), there was no time. Seeing my rheumotologist in a few weeks, plus she called me to switch my meds once again, and I mentioned it and she was not concerned... eeek. :temper-tantrum:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:05 AM

Hi! I have the same thing. It started all of a sudden about two months ago, but it's only on one arm. Now my arm kinda feels heavy and tired with the burning. And when it snows now I feel it before it starts falling :emoticon-bang-head: Weird right? My rheumatologist is sending me to a dermatologist. I thought he'd send me to an ortho guy but who knows...maybe next! Hmmm I'll let you know what he says. The burning bumps are crazy!
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:21 AM

Hi Eos,

What a coincidence, I had the same thing in my right wrist/thumb just the other day. It felt like stinging nettles at first then it itched then it felt like a bee sting or fire ant bite. It went on for few hours and then it went away.

I am guessing here just based on previous experiences that my case may have had something to do with a tendon friction rub and a pinched nerve. Tendon rubs can be very painful and can just go away as quickly as they come.

But, I am no doctor and you should see yours to get a proper diagnoses and treatment.

Feel better soon!