Fingernails falling off

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It started with his big toenail then 2 little ones, now it's his fingernails, they are detaching and falling off it looks like there'e growth underneath..IDK but it it looks like some kind of mutation..I know exactly how u feel..it's making me nervous too.
My five year old sons fingernails are all falling off and also my one year old daughters fingernail is falling off as well.What could be the cause of this? There are no other symptoms. I took my five year old to the doctor and the nurse practitioner didn"t know what it was so she consulted with another doctor after we left the office.She called me and stated that they thought it might be something called tens nail dystrophy and that it was something hereditary.
No my husband is not on any medication now at first he was put on predisone but is was not helping so they took him off it, they also told my husband to lose some weight but it just started falling off on its own, he has lost 65 pounds sence January and he looks alful most of it he lost was his muscle mass he was in a 42 size and now he's in 36 size pants, this is extreamly hard on me to just set and watch him see the very life be sucked right out of him, he coughs some but but it's most early
My 8 yr old son has pain in his fingertips or fingernails. He says it feel like they are falling off & it is very painful for him. He cries & is inconsolable. It occurs in every finger & toe nail (or tip). It occurs every couple of days & is sparatic. We never know what is causing it. The Dr didn't know either. His nails LOOK fine & healthy. Any suggestions? I am at a loss of what to do. Have tried Vit E oil in case they are dry, & tylenol for the pain.
it was awful. a friend of mine with the same disorders decided she was goin off the depo cuz she was not having sex anyways. she lost 17 lbs in 2 months and got undiagnosed from her disorders. i was like...OMG...no depo for me anymore. after 6 months i was undiagnosed with all my mood issues and was feeling better....and i lost 50 lbs!!!! i got my sex drive back with abundance and started to work and be interested in things again. at the 9 mo mark AF came back...with abundance as well.
My teeth were loose and my dentist and I were considering false teeth. My fingernails were weak and breaking off. My hair was dull and skin was dry. I had dangerous looking moles on my skin. But once my tumor was removed my teeth are strong and firm, my fingernails are strong and long, my hair is full and healthy and my skin is fresh and moist. My moles have disappeared.
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100mcg levothyrosine and 25mcg Cytomel. No changes in meds for 3 years...but falling TSH (big time) and falling T4 (which I never thought happened together). Lesions, they think are caused by my long (and tedious) migraine history. But as I get more information, such as these changes in labs, I wonder if the Thalamus one and possibly the cerebral peduncle one isn't causing some of my symptoms.
On and off for the last three years my fingernails have been turning completly white, only to retain its pinkish color and return white again. During these times when my fingernails turn white I feel like I'm going to get the flu, but never quite do and lasts for a couple of weeks accompanied by fatigue. For the last 6 months I have had loose stools just about everyday. Doctors ran blood test and didn't find anything.
Normal TSH 1.28 but low T4 0.56. Have hair falling out, fatigue, depression, insomnia, fluid retention, numerous headaches, brittle fingernails, and fibromylagia. Am on Lyrica and Cymbalta. do you think that this could be hypothyroidism?
He has not hurt himself in any way. Old nails are coming off and new ones are already out. Is this normal? I know new nails grow when you hurt yourself like fingers caught when a door closes, etc. but nothing like that has happened to him. I noticed this a couple of days ago on one finger and now it is happening on his thumbs. Old nails are practically peeling off while the new ones are under already. Please let me know if this is something that happens or should I consult his doctor.
My fingernails aren't weak or brittle and they're not really falling off or anything. I don't think it's anything serious, but I've always been curious what it is. If anybody could help at all, that would be great.
The numbness went off after about 20 minutes. Everyone figured I was having a migraine due to meds I had just started taking (which were immediately stopped, Citalopram/Cipramil). Please note the medication was an antidepressant but I am not depressed or anxious any more - this was all due to my thyroid problem that I didn't know I had at that time. Since then the numbness came back back little by little and is now currently with me all the time - the intensity varies but it's always there.
Drs have scoped me, tested me, groped me, all to no avail, until recently and my husband's diagnosis and consequent research gave me goosebumps comparing my own issues with his, and my family history of death from liver disease and liver cancer, and diabetes related cirrhosis, bad veins on legs, eruptions and lesions on shins and other parts opf body rashes and lesions and patches, dry skin, rosacea, psoriasis, hair falling out, eyebrows falling off, hair falling off limbs, toenail and finger n
Around this same time I started to get horizontal ridges in all my toe and fingernails, still have them. Fast forward 6 months from when it all started and my right pointer finger started to go numb on and off, then the pancreas inflammation started...then I started to get livedo reticularous rashes in extreme heat, red hard scalp sores all over my head, hair thinning, now my pancreas is inflammed again and I have the hemmoraghes. I am a big mess basically.
She has had a million tests in her 4.5 years, either normal or a few things off her and there.... Doctors are stumped we are currently waiting for a rhumetology appointment in two weeks. I will list random abnormal test info from the last 4 years that I can think of off the top of my head as well. Its not just my daughter both my boys have very similiar medical conditions and issue my daughter is just worse. I think its something genetic. One of our current biggest issues is YEAST...
Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations. Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair. I am a busy college student, who unfortunately does not have the time and money to deal with this.
Recently my doctor gave me some steroids, I think it's called Prednisolone, the dosage of which was to be tapered off. It was very effective but as the dosage was reduced, the problem cropped up again.
Just helps get health worries off mind somewhat. I was doing so-so with my copd. But lately there have been some changes. I research this disease to the maximum I guess. But, you want to know what is truly happening to you. As I have stated in my last posts, these changes have me really worried and somewhat afraid I admit. Fingernails turning blue, right now my feet and ankles are really swollen and there is probs with memory.
I have dyslexia and I used to be hyperactive which was eliminated by ritalin like 6-8 years ago which left me feeling down most of the time. Lately I've been experiencing, insomnia which I faught off with dorm-aid, camomille and some alcohol(which I never used to drink). After a month...
You're not subclinical based on your TSH - You're hypothyroid. AACE guidelines are now .3 - 3.0 for the TSH so you can see your over the max range. Now being hypothyroid - and getting meds - is NOT you're answer to your weight. You have to take into consideration the "long haul" you are in with being hypo. You're wearing your body down which is causing your body's metobolism to slow. Outward, your weight gain is your body telling you something is wrong.
And my hair is the same length, kid you not my hair is falling every single day and my nails are splitting into two, they bend easily fingernails feel very sensitive. Dr said to continue taking the regimen as Rx. Im wondering if anyone is experiencing something similar.
How do you know it's permanant? Hairloss IS a problem with hypothyroid, and it can get a little worse when you first start on T4 replacement...when you get the appropiate dosage it should improve. Have you seen a good dermatologist? I'm sure the last thing you feel like doing now is going to another Dr.!! But if the hair and nail problems aren't due to thyroid, a GOOD dermatologist might be able to give you some answers.
On top of the weight gain I have been experiencing other symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, fatigue througout the day, hair falling out, mind being cloudy, inability to focus (my grades are slipping due to this),migraines unexplained by CT scans, depression, mood swings, dry itchy skin, acne that I have never had in the past, I break out in rashes a lot, now my fingernails are begining to lift up from the nail bed and most recently a severe loss of appetite to the extent that I have had to s
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And it's not the kind of thing an ER will check you for, cancer. I know, I've tried. My hair started falling out this week too. Quite a lot. In the tub, or out of it. All I gotta do is run my fingers through my hair, or rub my scalp. I'm 39, I'm worried. All the women die before they are 60 in my family. I just wanted my last 20 years to be ok.
Twice in the last month I stopped taking it for a few days and believe I even had a withdrawal side affect. This was when I was just falling to sleep it felt like I could not breath. The first time I went to the ER and had various test performed which all came back negative. The second time occurred about 4 days ago when I stopped taking omeprazole again. I withstood this anxiety of not breathing and have now been off omeprazole for about 4 days.
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