Well, Cry, that's what it looks like to me, chilblains.
BUT they never change or go away. They've been like this for about 6 months or more, I can't remember really.
Mink, the thing is that mine aren't painful. These toes are pretty much fused by arthritis, and numb from neuropathy. But they aren't painful, no more than the foot that looks more or less normal. And they never change. Only just get much darker when my foot is warm (like from the shower).
Olmphoto2, doesn't Reynaud's come and go? And wouldn't it be on both feet, at least a little bit. These toes don't itch or burn or hurt (well they are a bit numb but I think I'd notice additional sensations).
I'm clueless. And tired of seeing the doctor since I lived with doctors most of 2010. I'm sort of thinking of asking my cardiologist whom I have to see in February. But that isn't really fair, since it's totally outside her purview.
I had a doctor in the family look at it, and he threw up his hands and said, "just one of those things". He doesn't think my toes look like the picture of chilblains that I think looks the most like my toes.
I'll include that link.http://health.learninginfo.org/images/chilblains.jpg
They also are NOT on the bottoms of my feet.
They never change except to get darker.
Not itching or cracking or peeling.
THANKS for your attention and care, guyz. You are all truly Sjogren's angels.
I'll keep you posted if anything changes or a get I diagnosis!