Yellowing under fingernails?

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bhkhhh
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   Posted 3/14/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, this is getting to be alittle much. I was trying to get the courage up to take palquenil, never got it . I noticed my finger nails are yellowing. I called & left rhuemy message to call me. She says it is scle only, titer is to low to be sle. Derm says it is both. Pcp had me go to hospital for labs & I was informed I would have to pay total cost because of the lupus dx that the pcp put it under my insurance won't cover it. Has anyone ever had yellowing fingernails. I am assuming he is looking for liver damage. The lab was a hepatitis panel,acute w/reflex any ideals?

mom46
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   Posted 3/14/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bh,

  I don't know anything about the yellowing of the nails, but I found a link that shows pics and different causes. You can take a look and see if any of the pics look like yours. Hope this helps.

 http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/result.cfm?Diagnosis=155

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Bitzi
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   Posted 3/14/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Bh,
This whole lupus thing started with yellow nails for me about 2 1/2 months ago. At the time I was wearing acryllic nails and my fingers started to hurt. When I had them taken off my nails were yellow and 2 of them were literally disintegrating. I chalked it up to a nail infection but shortly after that I started with the joint pain in my fingers and everything prgressed from there. I don't know if it is related or not but it sure was wierd.
 
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bhkhhh
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   Posted 3/14/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully my results will be back tomorrow on my labs. I just kinda freaked, Ithought maybe it was jaundice. I use to have long nails now they split from anything.This is a weird disease!

bhkhhh
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   Posted 3/15/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
My liver function has came back fine so doc said to start plaquenil. Now I just have to work up courage.

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   Posted 3/15/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Bh,

  I'm glad to hear your liver fuction came back fine. Now, time to take the plaq! I know these meds are scarey, but hopefully it will help you feel alot better. Are you suppose to take it once or twice a day? I'm sure the ones taking it will give you some good pointers. Good luck and I hope you get great results with it. Keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 3/15/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Plaquenil is no big deal.

Get your eyes checked before you start & then once a year while you are taking it.

Take with food to minimize stomach upset (which generally only occurs for the first couple of weeks anyway.)

Usually you won't notice a difference for 2-3 months, and even then it comes on so gradually that you won't know for sure it's the plaquenil doing it unless you forget to take it for a couple of days.

 

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bhkhhh
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I only take it once a day. I finally took it at 4 today.Sometimes I just get a little silly! It hasn't really bothered me too much. Sometimes I feel alittle queasy so I just eat something. I know this sounds silly but I feel like I have more energy.

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   Posted 4/7/2011 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a quick question....anyone have a red band appear on the tips of all fingernails? I havent been diagnosed with anything yet (still waiting on rheumys appointment - bloods negative for lupus)

I have it now around 3 months and its getting darker and more noticable. Im sure i have raynauds aswell....would it be something to do with that do u think?

Ive googled it on internet and the only resemblance i get is whats known as Terrys nails...which seems to suggest liver chirosis, cancer, congestive heart failure or renal failure! Its freaking me out a bit. Im also getting a host of other 'lupus' symptoms. My kidney function was tested in last blood work at gps and it came back normal...

Any ideas anyone??
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