Hand Vein Pain? in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted August 31, 2018 On 10/20/2014 at 9:09 AM, paulf said: Thanks everyone for the responses. I'm still dealing with this issue and in fact it has gotten worse in terms of how my veins look on the backs of my hands. Vascular doctor was no help. I'm now trying to find a rheumatologist. Still not sure if this is an autoimmune issue or something related to my Bartonella. I am replying to this years later but feel a need to respond. Paul, I came upon this post on Google when I was researching hand pain and bartonella. Turns out I have been clinically diagnosed as of this month with Lyme disease, Bartonella and Babesia. My Lyme doctor thinks I have had it since a teenager when I had what I thought was a spider bite (30 years ). Very interesting you have had the same pain. Mine continues to this day and right now is worse with Herx on treatment. I also have the sole pain horrible especially in my left heel. If you see this I am interested to hear how treatment is going.