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Sorsha
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   Posted 2/28/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Although I only found out I have Fibro about a year ago, I have come to realize I've been suffering for years with this. I have just noticed my nails are pulling away from my skin very low and then break off. The skin on the tips of my fingers feel like the skin has been peeled off. Even when not touching anything they burn and throb in pain. Has anyone ever had anything similar happen? It is really becoming very painful cry .
 

tyno3
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   Posted 2/28/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Shorsha; Nope, you're not the only one, however, I only experience this in the winter. I have nasty cracks in my fingertips that will send me to the roof if I touch anything. Right now I have to type w/o use of my index finger, just so. I keep a good unscented moisturizer next to every sink in the house. At night, or if I lye down during the day, I put polysporin on the cracks. I also find prevex creme, does wonders. It's silicone based so it stays on for quite a while. If it gets really bad, I smear my hands, fingertips, and nails with prevex and wear cotton gloves to bed. It can be managed but not cured. Good Luck. 

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pattipanda
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi and welcome Shorsha!!

I used to be a manicurist... I'd check w/ your Dr about that one. It could be a symptom of some other things.  I keep my nails myself.  I buff them every week and I use lots of hand creams to keep them from peeling.  If you have artifical nails or have ever had them they can really mess up your natural nails.  Also different meds can effect your nails so it could be a side effect. 

Hope that helps a little.

Take care and welcome to the forum!!


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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sorsha,

And welcome to HealingWell. We all go through various strange symptoms with fibromyalgia. So this might be something new. It is funny with all the different things that it effects in our lives. Things that you wouldn't even imagine. I would, as posted above, check with the doctor and see what is going on. Could you possibly be getting into some type of irritant? It is so hard to say with fibro.

I am glad that you have joined us. I think that you will like it here. There is a thread titled fibro101. It is the second thread. I think you will find it very interesting. There is a wealth of information on it.

Keep posting, and remember that we are here for you.

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Sorsha
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much. It is such a help just hearing from others who know what it is like. I do a lot of research on FMS but there are still so many questions.
PWS

pattipanda
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Shorsha... We're always looking for answers too!!  Please keep posting .. ask questions.. help us find some answers, we're all here to support and learn.  We also try have some fun while we're stuggling to live with this awful syndrome.
Again welcome to the forum.. be sure to check out the second thread on the forum called Fibro. 101.  It's really helpful .. I know I've learned a lot from it and its helped me to explain to "normal people" what FMS is like.
 
Hugs,
 
Patti
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sorsha and welcome. I have ridges on my nails that I try to keep buffed out and my nails split vertically but that is about the only problem I have with them. I've noticed my toenails have ridges on them now too. That sounds very painful so I hope you get help soon.
 
Ask questions and read all you can and we will be here for you.
 
Patti, I always had nice nails til I started getting artificial ones and my nails have never been the same since.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/28/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorsha, welcome!  Do you have patches of white on your nail bed?  If so, this can be nail fungus.  I had a friend that had that on all of her fingers.  There is medication for that...Lamisil, I believe.  It is a prescription med.  I'd sure show that to my doctor if I were you.  They will probably know what is going on.
 
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julieleaps
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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just noticing the other night that almost all of my fingernails have vertical ridges. I googled it, and any number of articles I found said it's nothing to worry about, and there was no known cause. It's the horizontal ridging that can be an indicator of further problems.

I have thin, weak nails, and if I don't keep even a clear coat on them, they are splitting all the time.
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/28/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Sorsha, welcome to the forum.  I hope you get your questions answered.  I have very dry hands so have about 4 different lotions here by the computer that I am always slathering on.  I agree with the others that you need to see a Dr & have him/her check it out, just to be on the safe side.

I horizontal lines on all my fingernail & toenails.  I guess I better see my Doctor again.

Hey Patti, can you do my nails?  Do you have a virtual salon?  Man, I would love alittle pampering. 

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GamJill
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   Posted 3/1/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sorsha and welcome-

I have not had that happen to me, but I have always had the worst nails. They chip and peel easily, especially in the winter. I would have them checked out- it could be the fibro but it sounds painful and maybe they can do something for them.

Nice to meet you!

GamJill


 
 
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