Finger Nail Abnormalities
Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:54 PM
Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:42 PM
I had very definite horizontal indentations on both of my thumbnails. They went away after being on the diet for a while, never to return.
Does anyone else have this? When many of my symptoms started, I also got horizontal bumps and dents in ALL my nails, still have them 2 yrs later.
All of my nails--both finger and toe--are so much stronger and healthier now.
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:27 PM
the more i keep to the diet, the stronger they have gotten ( i was even able to maintain a natural French manicure for around 5 weeks in a row. )
-penicillin allergy 2008
-multiple other food & environmental allergies starting 1982
-non-iron deficient anemia - life long
-negative celiac blood testing 10/09 & upper endoscopy biopsy 3/10
-negative GERD observation during upper endoscopy 3/10
-positive hereditary hiatial hernia during upper endoscopy 3/10
+continually working on gluten-free/CF/SF related to allergies & celiac like symptoms
+continually working on elimination of caffine, chocolate, & spicy foods related to hernia & heartburn
Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:35 PM
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein
"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"
"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson
Caffeine free 1973
Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:16 PM
My nails look like waves almost...sometimes throughout you can see very thin horizontal lines, I have little diagnol lines on my toe nails, about 15 on each. I have had this for 2 yrs so far.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:21 PM
Newly diagnosed Celiac trying to learn the ropes
Very Positive tTG 3/10
Positive EGD/Biopsy 4/10
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:41 AM
-IgE to oats and rye
-Diagnosed with Colitis via endoscopy/colonoscopy Oct '10
-Following FODMAP diet since June '10, Positve SIBO test, July '10
-Diagnosed non-celiac gluten intolerant June '10 (celiac in March '10, endocsocopy in Oct '10 shows no signs of celiac)
-Osteopenia June '10
-Gluten free since July '09 & Soy free since December '09
-Dairy free since '06
-IBS & Sjogren's diagnosed '05
-RA diagnosed as a toddler
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:59 AM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:48 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:06 PM
Is celiac considered systemic?
celiac causes various varieties of malnutrition so it could certainly be the root cause of Beau's Lines.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:21 PM
The exception to these are the two nails I managed to yank clean out with a belt sander. They grew back in a little crooked, but damn, they're strong and not wavy like their predecessors. That was back in '99 I think.
I also have a spelling problem, apparently. I had to look up "predecessors".
Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:28 AM
Oh please let me have this!!
Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:03 PM
Is celiac considered systemic?
Yes, although many still consider it a GI disorder it is actually an autoimmune disorder that can pretty much effect any organ in the body.
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:04 PM
Koilonychia - feature of iron deficiency characterized by spoon shaped nails with vertical ridges/Thin nails with depression in the center; Iron deficiency:
White spots and white bands in nails - Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Zinc deficiency,
March 2009 - Negative Blood work
April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free
April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.
May 2, 2009 Dairy Free
May 6, 2009, Soy Free
May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8
June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)
June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.
July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas!
August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk!
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