9:43 AM: Fingers don't hurt as much when I got up again this morning. Except for yesterday, that has been the pattern. They hurt less in the morning and get worse throughout the day. Which makes me think the problem is aggravated by using them. As much as I don't want to get splinted, maybe a splint WOULD help, allowing them to rest for a few weeks. But presumably it would come right back, especially since it's multiple fingers progressing together. That means it can't be an injury. The doctor was right, this is a weird problem.
Anyway, pain is only a 4 on the pain scale right now. I'll check in again this afternoon and see how much it changes.