Hey! Update here
My auntie (Mum's sister) has been recently diagnosed with Raynaud's, rheumatoid arthritis and potentially scleroderma just like my mum.
dimarzio . In reply to you, the only cramping I get is my IBS (but I have always had stomach problems from colic when I was younger) but I also can't wear anything with wool in.
I am going with my mum to her consultant to have a genetic test as it has been confirmed that my aunt is the carrier of the gene defect causing disposition to scleroderma and autoimmune disease. I'll let you know how it goes if you are interested.
As I live in Cornwall, and cadmium levels are high, I heard a doctor say that sometimes increased exposure to cadmium can cause rheumatoid arthritis but I'm not sure if this is correct.
Thanks for your help.