I need a listening ear...back to square one!!

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   Posted 1/18/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't remember when was the last time I posted on this forum. I can't even think clearly right now so I will try to make this short and to-the-point. I'm not sure if some of you remember me but I've been on healingwell since last year or even before that(2008), trying to find answers to symptoms I have but to no avail. I've seen many doctors, and the finally concluded that the only thing I have is some sort of anxiety disorder. I am currently taking prozac daily.

Anyway, right now I am looking for the cause of my Beau's Lines. I have those on my toenails most prominently, and I've read that they are usually caused by a 'serious illness'! I am thinking if I should see a doctor (AGAIN) but I have a feeling they will just say it's nothing.

Beau's lines are horizontal ridges on your nails and they are usually very deep. More info can be found online.

This is what I obtained from the Net:

"Beau's lines develop in response to many diseases, such as syphilis, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, myocarditis, peripheral vascular disease, and zinc deficiency, and to illness accompanied by high fevers, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps, and pneumonia. "

So if I supposedly am healthy, why do I have these Beau's Lines?

They've been around a few years confused

Anyone else has them?

I wonder if I DO have a serious illness which doctors have not yet discovered....

Anyone has Beau's Lines but are healthy??

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/18/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what I'm feeling right now but it's not a good feeling at all :(

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   Posted 1/18/2010 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pinks,

My first suggestion is for you stop googling symptoms, that is just going to make matters worse. I really don't think you have some serious illness because of ridges in your toenails, so take a deep breath. If you have been to the doctor and had all the necessary tests ran and they are all normal, then more than likely it is just your anxiety. Could be you need to either increase the Prozac or possibly add a quick acting med like Xanax to help on the rougher days. Hope I have helped a little.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 1/18/2010 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Nanners. I do take a xanax every now and then.

I'm gonna try to stop googling symptoms!
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