Hi. I'm not sure whether this sounds close, but when I experience pain along the long bones of legs/arms, if you asked whether the pain feels hot or cold, I'd say "both" or "neither". Or even, "The pain is hot but I feel cold." It's very hard to describe! I've had this kind of pain episodically since age 13, so you'd think I could word this better, huh?
When your labs come back, you should get copies. When ESR and CRP are elevated, and the patient reports pain, fatigue, etc., rheumatologists tend to order ANA (but it's only a general threshold test), PLUS tests for specific autoantibodies seen in various connective tissue diseases like lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, etc. e.g., Rheumatoid Factor, anti-ds-DNA, anti-Sm, anti-Ro, anti-La, anti-RNP, etc*. (*There are a bunch more.)
Did the rheumatologist say how high your uric acid and liver enzymes are? I think those can elevate for many reasons, even certain meds and OTC's. Anyway, let us know how you're doing. Here's wishing you quick answers & help, bye, Vee