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Bucky

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Finger & Toenails
« on: January 21, 2010, 12:42:56 PM »
Along with Sjogren's and all the mysteries it presents itself in  - within the last two years my finger and toenails have become really strong.  Hard as nails - if you will.  Prior to my Sjogren's diagnose, my nails were very brittle and would split and flake off.  I cut my finger this morning from my fingernail brushing against my hand.   :o

Along with the mysteries of this disease . . . is it from Sjogren's?  Plaquenil?  Menopause?  Underactive Thyroid? A combination of all of these?  Who knows!! 

The only other time I remember my fingernails being this strong was when I was pregnant with our son.  NO, I am not pregnant.  That chapter of my life is over.  So, again - makes me wonder if hormones (or lack of) are part of this?? 

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed their fingernails and toenails becoming really strong?

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 01:17:47 PM »
Mine have too!  They grow quickly also.  I figured it was the biotin I have been taking in hopes it will help with my thinning hair.  Do you take biotin?

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 01:32:24 PM »
I found all the time I was on pred my nails were literally as strong as nails and grew at an amazin speed, however, since I have been off it they have slowed down in growth and are not quite as strong as they were.

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 02:10:35 PM »
Nans - no, I don't take biotin.  I haven't been on prednisone either.

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 02:49:01 PM »
Bucky

I'm jealous, mine are weak and brittle and some of them are going a bit flat.

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 03:42:24 PM »
 :o What toenails??? Had all them removed short time before receiving SS diagnosis 15 years ago. ONE TOENAIL AT A TIME!!!!!  ???    AND, ABOUT18 MONTHS AGO WHEN STARTED HAVING TERRIBLE PAIN IN TWO BIG TOES, MY RIGHT BIG TOENAIL STARTED TO GROW BACK.   Geeesh... That's what I say...after 15+ yrs!!!!!

Pain in toes/FEET is neuropathy...another little Sjoggie gift. Yuk!

NOW FINGERNAILS STUFF...

Comes and goes...Fingernails have 'ridges' and 'peel' in layers.   :oddity, all Mother's fingernails 'peeled' BUT ONLY RIGHT POINTER FINGERNAIL HAD RIDGES.  NEUR NOW IN FINGER TIPS AND PALMS OF HANDS.

GOES BACK TO THE OLE' GENES, MY OPINION!

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 04:04:01 PM »
 Well mine are ...
                         finger nails  so dry and brittle, they snag on everything I touch, they break off at every job I do!
                    Now my toe nails are a different story, they grow and grow! and seem so strong compared to the finger nails.
                                       in fact my feet are my best asset thee days, but no one ever sees them "huh!
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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 04:34:59 PM »
My foot doctor told me that as people get older their toe nails get thicker and have to get them cut a the podiatrists office.  Just another sign that your getting old ;D
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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 04:38:01 PM »
  Aawwwwwwww, EPSON, dont rub it in !!
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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 07:25:24 PM »
Hmmmm.......

My nails aren't stronger. All my life I was blessed with strong, straight, long, fast growing nails until my thyroid went wrong. An underactive thyroid causes flaky breaky nails. Thyroxine helped considerably but my right thumb nail looks as though someone has etched a tic tac toe/noughts and crosses board onto it. other nails Ok but thumbnail decidedly fragile and in need of constant care bacuse it wants to flake.

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 08:36:33 PM »
Hmmmmm, Epson you call 45 old? Bet before long it will be your turn! HeHe  ;D

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 10:28:52 PM »
If the toenail fits, wear it ;D
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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 07:23:13 AM »
Yeah, I expected the toenails to get harder, but my finger nails have also become a lot harder as well (and they used to peel and break like no ones business for the longest time).   They have flattened out (that was painful); the growth has slowed down a lot, and I have a lot of ridges on some of them, ugh.

Ah Epson, 45 being old?  Dang, this crowd is getting tough!  ;)


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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 07:54:58 AM »
I have a nail that has lifted off the bed.  It is called Oncholysis.  It happens with autoimmune diseases.  It's gross.  It is trying to grow out, part of it, tacked itself back on and is pink now.  I have been dealing with this for two years.

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Re: Finger & Toenails
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 09:20:58 AM »
Wow, that must be awful Inga!  How are you dealing with it?


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