• Frustrated!!! Frustrated!!!
    March 09, 2010
    Has anyone had any trouble with their fingernails?
    Frustrated!!! Frustrated!!!
    March 09, 2010

    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.

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  • zoo2keepr March 11, 2010
    zoo2keepr
    March 09, 2010

    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.

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  • Mainely in Maine March 11, 2010
    Mainely in Maine
    March 09, 2010

    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?

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  • RAsince2003 March 11, 2010
    RAsince2003
    March 09, 2010

    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.

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  • Shep March 11, 2010
    Shep
    March 09, 2010
    Fingernails: Because of psoriatic arthritis, my nails had the ridges and still buck up in the middle some but have gotten much better since being on a biologic med (Humira). The nail problems go with psoriasis (skin disease) and the arthritis that sometimes goes with it, hence psoriatic arthritis. READ MORE
  • flutterby March 09, 2010
    flutterby
    March 09, 2010

    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!

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    • Rosa Jacquard Bood
      June 12, 2014
      Rosa Jacquard Bood
      June 12, 2014

      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

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  • wonderwoman September 17, 2011
    wonderwoman
    March 09, 2010

    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

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  • bjm
    bjm
    September 16, 2011
    bjm
    bjm
    March 09, 2010

    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.

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