My doctor has recently diagnosed me with CREST. My food gets stuck in my esophagus going into my stomach, but what really worries me is my hands. My finger are numb, red, purple,& white. From day today I never know what color or pain I will be in. Just touching my skin on my hand or fingers hurt. They have me wear gloves to decrease the pain. Is all this normal for this disease? The doctors here dont seem to know what to do with me. What should I do. I getting so I cant even hold things.