Biting nails vitamin deficiency

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(Apologies for the long comment, but...) I'm 38 and have evidently bitten my nails since around the age of one, before I learned to talk, even. Until the age of seven I had 8-10 warts around the cuticle of each nail which were subsequently burnt off, but then the nail biting became even worse. Sometimes it feels like a phantom weight, and that even gravity weights too heavily on my nails and I want to remove them all in order to lighten the load!
The craving for things like paint and dirt is usually from a deficiency in either Vitamin D or Calcium. Your doctor can have these tested so ask and find out where you are at.
Hello, All your symptoms can be due to vitamin B and vitamin 12 deficiency. Get your vitamin B levels checked and get some Vitamin B supplements prescribed from your doctor. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Nail biting is your body cannibalising itself when you have a calcium deficiency. I finally stopped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>biting</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span> after 35 years quite by chance after taking a calcium supplement for something else.
Should we be looking for a potential vitamin or mineral deficiency, or is it more likely this is just a confirmed habit. We have read that we should stop her nail biting for health reasons, so we are trying to figure out what steps to take next. Should we address the nail biting only, encouraging her to chew other things instead, or perhaps offer chewing gum on an ongoing basis?
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>biting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span> or lips, twirling hair, scratching cuts, picking cuticles, etc. It's often with OCD. These conditions are also called: "body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB)". I just came across some posts from the internet, and these stood out: "I tried this for years and it just doesn't work at all. Try taking a CALCIUM supplement and you won't be able to bite your nails, you just can't make yourself do it.
A variety of nutrients play essential roles in the formation of red blood cells, including vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, folate and iron. Iron deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia, affects as much as 30 percent of the world's population, notes the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements." So if you haven't been tested for those, it would be a good idea to do so. For the iron tests, I suggest ferritin, serum iron, TIBC, and % saturation.
Hello, Firstly, It can be due to vit B deficiency. Continue with your vitamin B complex for some days and see if your symptoms improve. Secondly, it can be due to atopic dermatitis or eczema("Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever). Cheilitis (Inflammation of the skin on and around the lips)is often seen in atopic dermatitis. Diagnosed by blood test like RAST.
I personally think there is a link between the 2 conditions....
Also, I can't help but wonder if so many of your other ailments are related to Hashi. Hashi causes the stomach issues, vitamin deficiency, etc. The deficiency in vitamin D can lead to bone problems, kidney stones, as our parathyroids increase calcium production in order to make up for the decrease in D. You can never eliminate the antibodies, but you can help control the antibodies by taking your thyroid hormone and making sure the docs are treating your free levels.
I might also mention, though - it would be a good idea to get your vitamin B12 and vitamin D tested as well. B12 deficiency can cause the tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. Low vitamin D can cause your mood to be "off".......
Make sure you're getting plenty of vitamins, especially D and B12. Thyroid disease tends to drain our vitamin levels, making us feel even worse, especially our muscles with the D. I take 1,000 mg of D each day. I also recommend you read up on thyroid disease before seeing your endo.
I also have had the itchy arm syndrome for a few years and have become pretty well convinced that it is an issue related to a liver deficiency or inability to cleanse the system of toxins, most likely wine or other alcohols. I recently did a two week "liver cleanse" diet program, which included no alcohol at all, and within a few days the itching disappeared. As soon as i went off the program it started again.
For me, I realized I have B12 and Vitamin D deficiency so needed to take those vitamins and avoid B6. I live in the NW with no sunlight and have been breastfeeding a baby so all my nutrients went to him. I have heard it takes about three years for full recovery. The thing I don't really understand is why this happens. The first time it happened to me (two years ago) I was taking a fairly high dose of B complex.
Since this is the worst it's ever been (which indicates I've been building up worse reactions to contact with this 'allergen' and means it will get worse - actually developed hives on my skin and it started to wrap around my thumbs to the sides of my hands and up my wrists - was using a stiff brush to itch after trying the desk corner and my finger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span> - kids found the dog brush in their efforts to assist - thank you thank you thank you!).
My EK gets worse when the weather is hot or after periods of excessive hand contact activity (eg hammering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span>, fixing cars). In winter where I live now, it gets down to -10C (15F) and my EK all but disappears. If someone was to go somewhere really cold for 2-3 days and expose their hands to the cold, and if they get better and the EK dissipates, then they on the same page as myself.
They are often in very strange patterns as well and too close together to be caused by human <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span>. No one wants to admit there really hasn't been a reasonable medical explaination offered for many years, but if we keep asking, someone might answer.
The fact that I can't see these ever present (things) only serve to intensify a neurological diagnosis (but hell I ain't crazy) Something is itching me, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>biting</span> me, and something is crawling underneath my skin. I can defintely sympathize with poster who suffers with this while sitting at the computer, that's where I feel it the most. Of course it also kicks into high gear when I settle down to go to sleep (sh%t, sleep what't that?) Just wonder what the commonality is here . . . . .
I posted this info before, but it was a reply to someone else's similar post... I am a 23 year old healthy male. I recently had a full physical and the results were that I am in above average health. I have no diseases, do not use drugs, but drink on occasion. Anyways, just started noticing these strange symptoms, within the past few weeks. Nothing "brought it on" so to speak that I can tell of.
I have fasted as well as took a vitamin and garlic in a supplement pill form and have taken Mebendazole and nothing helps. I have been to the doctor multiple times and the first 2 they only gave me a days worth and the last time they gave me a months worth and it STILL did not help. Then I went to my last dr who wants to refer me to a colon Dr and get a colonoscopy so they can look inside me which I heard is painful.
Sometimes I question whether or not I have something else because it's really bad and it feels like I have a sudden burning rush of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span>/needles stabbing my skin and I can't even move but only twitch. It's like this on a daily basis with my skin, whenever my body temperatue goes up. I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all.
but other than the fact that we're the same exact age, I've just started investigating what we're dealing with. I have heard DMAE supplements are helpful, as well as MSM and vitamin E. I'm ordering them now. Have you had any developments since your posts here? Please let me know. The "curl up and cry feeling" IS huge and overwhelming isn't it? .
After the total melt down I really felt a lot better. However, I also started taking a multi vitamin on friday so that possibly could have started its effects as well. So to my best estimate I either have a vitamin defficiency or it is all anxiety and I am causing these pains on myself. My ear infection is still there as I could not make it to the docs over the weekend and am hoping to get in today somewhere to have that problem alleviated.
My kids are happier and one even said to me..'Mum, its nice to have a conversation with you without you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>biting</span> our heads off'. It wasnt until my eldest said that...that I realised just how desperate I mustve been. I wont lie to you....yes things have been hard, times been tough and times where I felt I wasnt going to get through it all. But I did and so can so many of you guys. My mentor here is AR-10, he gave me a lot of hope when I couldnt see hope and I hope one day to repay that kindness.
My hands itch so bad scratching with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nails</span> and interlocking my finger of both hands and rubbing causes a relief while doing this that reaches a level of cessation. Then 5 minutes later it returns with more intensity. This continues for close to an hour sometimes. By this time my hands are burnng hot and swollen to more than twice their size lasting into the next day. Very hot water helps. You'll know how hot. Then a freezer bag filled with ice. Thats all I can help with.
Had tumor removed Feb 09 at Emory in Atlanta and am 6+ weeks post op now with still severe fatigue. Blood tests showed a vitamin D deficiency and I have taken my first dose of 1.25mg of Vitamin D per my endo. I am desperately waiting for it to "kick in" and my energy level to get back to normal.
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