Several of the symptoms that you described to sound a bit familiar. Many of us suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome which has a few of the symptoms you described : 1) Fingers start to go white as the circulation is restricted in the capillaries. Whiteness can be on just one or just part of one finger, or two or three fingers at a time. Often there are patches of white, showing a mottled appearance.
2) Affected areas will feel numb and have a white "waxy" look.
3) Symptoms can often include the affected areas going blue or showing a bluish tinge. This is due to a lack of oxygen in the red blood cells.
4) As the episode ends, affected areas will go bright red as the fresh oxygenated blood returns to the capillaries and cells.
4) As the circulation is restored to the attacked areas, one can experience tingling and pain and may feel like "pins and needles. T he issues with you knuckles and wrist are a bit similar to those of us who deal with arthritic pain due to our lupus. It may also be due to inflammation caused by other conditions such as flexor tendonitis. There is really no way for us to tell you what your conditions may or may not indicate. Please let us know what your doctors think and what you and your doctors decide. I wish you the very best! Peace and Blessings - Namaste: SAYSUSIE
Last edited by Saysusie; 08-21-2013 at 03:12 PM.
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