Hi Bella and WELCOME! You made me laugh about the "URGENT" comment! Isnt THAT the truth! Well, you mirror SO MANY of us on WHL so i BELIEVE you ARE in the right place! Even if you weren't you would be WELCOMED anyways!!! It's a GREAT place to get support and advice. I'm happy to hear you keep a journal, that is crucial for your drs to see. One of my GOOD drs told me once " a GOOD Dr. will be HAPPY you keep a journal and a binder full of your medical records and he SHOULD look at it and if he doesnt, then find a new one!" March is a while to wait BUT are you taking anything for the pain? Ibuprofen? It helps me SOMETIMES. I hate to say it BUT your personal life as well as work WILL be affected unfortunately. These illnesses WILL change your life, YOU WILL BE OK though. It's all about adjusting things in ways that are going to BEST for YOU. It's scary, at first especially, BUT educating yourself and your family is a BIG start in it all. Of course having the right DRS is MORE IMPORTANT than anything. It took my hubby and I 3 yrs to get even ONE good Dr on our very short list of good ones. YOU know YOUR BODY Bella and dont IGNORE that no matter whatr drs say. It's not "in your head". I heard that from my dr of 13yrs for 2 yrs into my illness before i finally moved on because my husband made me. He has known me for 21 yrs and he said "Im sick of this S***, you're sick and I'm not going to have her tell you otherwise anymore!" So move on if you are not "feeling it" with ANY dr. They are NOT GOD like most of them think and they are NOT YOU. You know yourself BETTER than anybody and our bodies are telling us something when we have these symptoms. You for sure sound like you have Raynauds. The cold hands and feet and turning different colors are a sure sign of it. It comes with the territory! UGH! Get hand and feet warmers, they work GREAT! MY dr said its crucial to keep them warm. PLEASE rest when you HAVE TO and CAN. It HELPS. Please take care of yourself and I know others will be along with GREAT advice for you!!! HUGS!!!
We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette