Hello all, I hope everyone is well (or well enough!) I haven't been feeling so great, in terms of mood, lately. I just feel constantly exhausted and depressed about feeling like I need to hide being sick (until I can at least get it validated by a doctor; which I realize is silly as I definitely don't need a doctor to tell me how sick I feel at this point!) I've been reading posts here every day & today found some interesting discussion in a post by TwitchyToes about visible markers, fingernails, and hands. This caused me to take a look at my hands and fingernails, which I hardly ever even look at, because what reason is there to look at one's nails or hands? What I found was quite interesting and a little disconcerting, to be honest. I noticed that I have the same blotchy red staining on my hands that Twitchy described, but I also noticed my nails look really off! In addition to pitting and ridges, they appear to be very light in color, so light that my lunula (the white, half moon looking thing at the base) can't be seen! They are just a solid, light color. In addition to this, I have a dark red band around the top, right where my nail leaves my fingertip, and dark blue colored splotches right in the middle of each nail. My boyfriend told me I must have smashed my fingers in a car door or something and not remembered! I know my memory isn't great but I think I would remember smashing each and every one of my fingers on both hands in a car door! I'm not even sure how one would accomplish that! But all joking aside, this has got me a little worried. It's difficult for me to visit a GP as I've no insurance but I intend to make an appointment soon to get all of my symptoms checked out and to hopefully get connected with a rheumy. Just in case, I've taken pictures of my nails for the doctor, whenever I am able to visit. I'm not sure what to think of this bizarre abnormality. If anyone has any insight or has the same issue, please let me know! I'd love to hear from you guys!
Thanks everybody, for being wonderful & thanks to TwitchyToes for bringing up the subject! ♥ Apex