Thanks for your input, Girlie. That's all interesting. I just noticed that I don't have moons (except on my thumbs, too) anymore. Is this common with Lyme/coinfections?
My thumb and pointer fingernails have strange ridges and dents, and I have a little cluster of white specks in my thumb nail.
The nail stuff is the least of my problems right now, but I saw a dermatologist today and finally have a name for something I've noticed for a while. She said it's common with mixed connective tissue disease. I was diagnosed with undifferentiated connective tissue disease in May 2017, but I am certain I actually have Lyme disease, Bartonellosis, and likely other co-infections. I tested highly positive for reactivated EBV.
I've been sick for over a year, and I suspect I've been infected for at least two. I have rashes that resemble late stage Lyme ACA and Bartonella all over my body, which appeared after taking a very short dose of Doxycycline after going the ER with debilitating fatigue and a severe chest pain, and telling the MD I think it's Lyme. Follow up with PCP was a nightmare - no support, offered antidepressants to "help with stress." The rashes/marking appeared 5 days into abx, and have lasted ever since (over 1 month). The dermatologist didn't know what they were, but at least recognized that there was definitely something going on with me. So silly, this is something I know very well, but it felt really good to hear a doctor say it.
Waiting for an appt. with ID on 1/19. Having a really hard time.