Picture of White Spot on my Fingernail Inside... Is this what everyone talks about with Lyme ?

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   Posted 12/1/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Cut and paste the link above without the www. It's not on all of my nails, but I do get these spots from time to time on different nails.

I just took this picture today.

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   Posted 12/1/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My 12 year old sees white spots floating around. I use to see dark ones running across the floor...lol
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Nurse Gary: I have not seen any posts about these white spots on the nail, where did you read about that? I have had them forever, worse when I am feeling bad. I thought they were from my mold exposure. I would like to read about it if you have the link. Thanks   D

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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't white spots on the nail a sign of vitiman def.?
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Zinc def. can cause white spots, but this looks more like an injury to the nail bed below the cuticle. the Zinc spots tend to be more circular. I have had this happen when I banged my finger with the hammer below the nail in the past. It is easy to forget about the injury before the nail grows out. I think it is likely an old injury, unless it involves more than one nail.
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told its mineral def; whatever it might be, mine always go away when I eat whole-grain pasta at least once a day; there are times when I am completely addicted to this kind of pasta; my nails got hard with this too, before my "pasta- mania" they were always brittle (<-- does this word fits with fingernails ?? it sounds strange..!!)

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   Posted 12/1/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Dorit: I bet you were deficient in B vitamins, pasta has them and nails like them!

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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is a mineral dificiency. It appears that you do not have moons - is this true? I don't have any except it is coming back in my thumbs. I have read B 12 can affect this as well as zinc. Try taking some B12. It will also help your anxiety if you are low in it. If you have lyme, magnesium, B6 and zinc are also important to supplement.

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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have horizontal beaus lines on all my nails, not sure what it is from but read  its from a serious system illness on the internet --it scares me It began after these pains did
33 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
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New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I did a little online research. Zinc dificiency can cause those spots. Other symptoms are hair loss and lowered immune system.
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