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littlevictories
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   Posted 1/2/2018 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone experienced this? Looks like tiny streaks or specks of blood in the cuticle.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/2/2018 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have that but I do have other things with my nails .
1) I lost the 'moons' on all nails except the thumbs.
But, finally it appears the moons are starting to come back on my index fingernails.

2) I developed vertical ridges on all my fingernails.

3) I got a lot of white spots/marks on the nails.
Now only one fingernail has white marks. (Yay)


Not sure how/why Lyme has affected my fingernails.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

littlevictories
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   Posted 1/2/2018 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
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.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you planning on seeing a LLMD?

If the ID Doc isn't Lyme Literate then chances are you will just be disappointed at your appt.
Most ID docs think Lyme should be treated with a few weeks of doxycycline and after that you're stuck with symptoms that are left - calling it PTLDS


Sorry you're having a rough time - keep posting here - and asking questions.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

littlevictories
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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much, Girlie. I really appreciate the support.

I want to see an LLMD, but I don't know how I will work it out financially. My insurance covers the ID visit, so I figured I would start there, being wary of what they will do/say/suggest. I am careful not to get my hopes up too much for the visit, although my mom knows someone (who knows someone) with chronic Lyme and she was diagnosed at the same ID department. Fingers crossed.

LilyPanda
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed a while back that I had lost all the moons (except on my thumbs) on my fingernails as well. It didn't occur to me that it might be a symptom of anything. I've always had vertical ridges on my nails.

I remember that when I saw a rheumatologist for the first time, when I was being evaluated for possible autoimmune issues, she examined my cuticles for capillary abnormalities. (I didn't have any.)
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