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    Default Thinning Nails

    Does anyone have this problem?

    Recently i have noticed my nails are not growing right.They have big ridges in them and are thin in places.If i press on my nail it feels like ive hit a nerve,like the nail isnt thick enough.
    Also my toe nails are thinning and on one toe,the nail isnt there in the middle and hurts if i tip toe.

    Am i just weird?

    Amanda.xxxxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

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    Hi Angel,
    I have experienced this as well. I have never known why they are that way. Mine are very thin at the tips and peel. Could be one of those symptoms that we didn't realize was a side effect of Lupus? Not much help, but I can relate. I try to keep my painted and I use a topcoat called Seche Vite. It's a bit thicker and helps keep the polish on longer. Qtix (spelling might be off) is a nail strengther that I have found helpful as well.

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    hi angel,

    everything comes out in your nails and hair so if your flaring it affects them also. when i am flaring bad my nails are thin and don't grow with lots of ridgids.
    my mom is a hairdresser and told me this is what happens to hair and nails when we are sick or taking meds.

    have a great day. xoxo
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    Hi Amanda,
    I just posted a note mentioning that very thing. My toenails are falling off. the nailbeds turned a reddish color, and then they started to come loose. 8 toes are affected. So, we're both "weird"!
    Let me know if you get any answers.
    God Bless,
    Deb
    God Bless,
    Deb
    "You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." C.S. Lewis


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    Oh thanks so much.I though it was just me.Mine are thinning at the bottom where they grow from.So if i press on say my thumb nail OUCH my wor it hurts allot. Thanks Mlockwood for letting know you have this also.Gina i never even thought of the meds and sickness.I knew it messed with your hair but not the nails,thanks for that.OUCH BUnnie thats painful stuff.I have only 1 toe with a part just not growing in the base into the middle and 1 is very painful,so how you cope i dont know.

    Thanks everyone
    love Amanda.xxxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

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    Im on the "weird wagon" with all of you too!!!!!! My nails are doing all kinds of funky things these days!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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