My nails have had ridges the run right down the center of them. For a while now, I have tried to buff them down. Then they started breaking off. I have had to wear bandaids on my fingers to keep them from catching anything. Does anyone know what in the world may have caused this? My doctor has told me to start taking Biotin.
I too have the ridges and brittle nails and I am taking folic acid (2mg) along with prenatal vitimans. When a nail peels I use some nail glue to hold it in place. You can buff the excess off and no one can tell you have it on. It will stay on until your hands get wet (like washing dishes or water excercise in a pool). You would need to redo it. If anyone can tell us why this is occuring it would be a great help.
My fingernails have ridges on them and I also have fungus on some of them. I read that taking the methotrexate, enbril, and steroids caused the fungus. I have had RA for 33 years. It's a pain but what do you?
I noticed the same thing on my toe nails. I showed it to my RD, but she said the medicine is not known to cause this. But now I am thinking may be it is the medication. I am on MTX 12.5mg weekly & 1mg folic daily for 7 months now.
Before I was diagnosed I had ridges and weird looking nails. I was told by an MD that they were called beaus lines which indicated a medical illness or stress on the body. Since starting my meds for RA they are completely normal now. I don't know if this is the same thing for you but I can relate. Good luck!
What body parts do you feel the arthritis pain in? I don't have pain in my hands but I have beaded nails and Onycholysis also. My pain is in my neck,back,shoulders,and heels. My doctor said I have arthritis but he did not specify "Rheumatoid" Arthritis. I'm wondering if I'm at the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the joints in my hands have not started aching yet! I hope to hear back from you and others! Thank you! Rosa Jacquard Bood
talks about nail problems http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/guide/what-your-nails-say-about-your-health
Very helpful link, thanks Tracey
ooops sorry Stacy
its ok i go by anything lol
That's cool, easy going person, I am famous for getting people''s names wrong
i thought i was the only one that couldnt remember names, there are times when i got to write them down
Yes I have soft nails which flake and break all the time. REcently I had what looked like an ulcer in one nail then the whole nail split
I have the same problem, in addition brittle hair,raspy voice, and depression. I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (hypothyroidism)-so that could very well be your problem too.
Don't bother to buff down the ridges, they won't go away.