Kim
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Coping

Just spent an hour painting my finger nails. They have little growth spurts every couple of years enabling me to paint them. My toe nails are shot to pieces with psoriasis but my finger nails are just pitted. Anyone else have nail problems?

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 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

yes, though I don't get it bad in my finger nails or toes anymore kim, I used have ingrown nails because of it and I was ripping my toe nails out, painful or what and my finger nails would come off badly too,first three years with psoriatic arthritis was the worst for me , I don't know if I have been doing the right things as its never got that bad though I still have it in the nails from time to time


Kim
Kim @Foody

Ooh that sounds painful John.
I actually dont have nails on my little toes, they are just lumps of nails. I hate wearing sandals and I sort of blob varnish on them to cover them up.


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

Kim, I do have pitted fingernails. I have them done.
(acrylic) makes me feel better about myself,something pretty. My toes after this last flare are atrocious...I haven't wore sandals in public since last year. My toenails are getting so thick and ugly :(...


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Linda, it's great you have your nails done. Anything to make us feel good has to be the right thing.
I'm with you on the toe thing. I hate mine.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

looking at my toe nails now, they do look a bit minging amongst the athletes foot on 2 toes between, always those 2,keep dunking my toes with hydrogen peroxide,that can be painful on athletes foot,yes, my toe nails are cracked and split etc ,look like the are coming away from beds ,not bad though,could be worse though as it has been in the past, I know what you mean about clumped type nails kim :(


Kim
Kim @Foody

Ha ha John. My nails are a bit minging too!
I have to say though, my toe nails grow really fast!


Janice
Janice @Immy

Luckily only my toe nails.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

I went pick up some meds at this particular time for work from the pharmacy as I do and the guy noticed my finger nails and said, I got some fungal nail stuff for that,i told him, its psoriaisis, I got these nails like this through psoriatic arthritis, I said no worries,its always there I just cut off the bad bits and it may get better over time,thats stuff is not going to help,he went on and on about it ,i said, its ok, I am more worried about my lump nodual in my thumb than that and that was that,


Kim
Kim @Foody

That's good Janice, I'm glad it's not in your hands too.
I remember being examined by a doctor once, he took one look at my nails and said" psoriasis". I remember feeling really deflated. I knew I had it but sometimes when it's said out loud, I don't want to hear it.


Kim
Kim @Foody

I hate it when clear skin people always think they know better than us John. Honestly. We know our own bodies!


Kim
Kim @Foody

That's my new name for them; the clear skins.


Raymond
Raymond @Rayydissle

I have a mild pitting problem with my finger nails. Hoping it doesn't get any worse. Thats all I need now


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

best not think about it Raymond unless it happens but ,don't wait or think about it,you could have it mild there in the nails, I have had it bad in the past in the nails and mine is better now compared to 14 years ago,


Cindy
Cindy @Cindy1969

It's strange how this disease works, I have never had it in my nails, my nails are long and grow quite quickly.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Kim I used to for sure. Even had injections under my nails too.. Yikes... Painful... I think the Moringa is what did me the best. Good for you.


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

Pitting on my fingernails is not that noticeable....my nails just don't grow very fast. I think anything you do for yourself that helps you feel better is a positive. I'm hoping the toenails get better as this flare subsidies.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Linda. You really might want to look into Moringa. I don't have that problem with my nails and they grow faster too. Just a thought.


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

I will research moringa.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks for your comments everyone.
I think nails are a bit like scalp Psoriasis. You either have it in that site or you don't.


Cheryl
Cheryl @chez

My nails are terrible at the moment. They keep breaking lower than the skin level. They are pitted too. I have had my first cup of Moringa tea so we will see if it helps.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Good luck with the Moringa Cheryl.


Sharon
Sharon @shrbris

Psoriasis messed up my finger and toenails. It sucks but I keep on going.


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Yep only that I cut my big toe nail then filed then stood up and popped my back ouch haha.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Ooh Mick. Hope you are better.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

hope you are ok mick, I know the feeling with the back, mine plays up quite a lot


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Worse when a sneeze comes up or if you have a cold and cough a lot have to mske sure you are hanging onto a table or bench.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Mickg48... OMGoodness do I know that pain... Man, a few years ago I slipped on the wet bathroom floor and fell on the side of the bathtub. Cracked a few ribs. I can't tell you how long that took to heal. A cough was excruciating! Just try, anyone, lifting yourself out of bed without using your stomach muscles... Horrible pain! I really feel for you Mick. Praying for a speedy recovery for you.


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Broken ribs ouch so bad just takes time and pain killers plus plums or peaches so not to get constipated from the pain killers.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

just wonder with people, my stomach has never been the same in months as I started lifestyle changes 5 months or so ago now,sometimes I do have probs in the toilet area and can leave my stomach a bit in pain, wouldn't think with all the veg and fruit I eat I would get that problem,didnt have any problem for years with my old lifestyle though, I have had ibs in the past,think that was a stress factor at that time :)


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

John how old are you it seems to me that by 50s onwards the stomach problems seem to start I have always lived a heathy life as when a child we had very low income and lived a very frugal life mum would home bake everything and we had chickens (for those in other countries) we call em chooks but we had a big vegetable garden and once a week all the neighbours would come around and we would fish and chips even now good food no takeaway but I have colitus a bowel inflammation taking oral Pentasa at $4.78 a day thanks to nat. health $5.30 for a mth so I think it is just an age thing although I do have psoriasis.


georgette
georgette @georgette

My psoriasis started on my nails all 20 they still grow quickly but are not fully attached an
D has pitting on some toes just get thick very thick been a long time since I could apply polish . What are you doing to treat your nails?


Susan
Susan @godcares

Georgette... Oh man do I remember the nail issue. Seriously, I say work from the inside out. Gut health changed EVERYTHING for me. No sugar, pasta, bread, very little fruit. Get Moringa in your system too. Natural and awesome! Of course this is what worked for me and might not be what works for everyone.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi georgette. I leave them to their own devices and hope for the best. You could use a polish with acrylic to toughen them up, that might help. At the moment mine are looking lovely and I love them. It will be short lived though, give it a week, ten days and they will be broken.


Ilze
Ilze @ilze

A drop of teatree oil under each nail, once or twice a day, really helps. Although they're looking pretty good at the moment, this is not always the case. Toe nails seem to have a slight yellowish shade about them, which tempts me to paint it. However, I'm quite sure the polish won't be good for it, 'guess it needs to breathe. When toe nails become rounded, I file them down and feed them teatree :). Please oh please please please just don't step on my toes - that pain is excruciating ... I feel it in the roots of my teeth..! Same thing for the finger nails when bumped ooooouch!! Keeping them relatively short to limit those incidents.


Kourtney
Kourtney @Reddwiidowxo

Once every couple years after a bad flare up on my hands my one middle finger nail on my left always looks as if another layer of nail is growing under from my cuticle area til it grows out. It takes forever! I hate that part & nothing i can do about it but sometimes I forget its even there until when I catch it on a piece of clothing or something, that's when it hurts, but other than that all my other nail's grow perfectly thick & long.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Courtney. It's strange how we have these little quirks. I think we have weaker areas in our body and that's where it strikes.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

hello to mickg 48,i am 48 yrs old,my girlfriend thinks its because of eating brown rice and bananas that's done it now my girlfriend has said to me so, I have cut down on that now .I found out the bowel problems can stem from psoriasis of which I didn't know until I came here,i had ibs 6 years ago for 2 years,was awful,if I eat a lot of fatty foods,of which I rarely do now , I suffer though I don't have ibs ,seems like it done some damage from years ago, thanks:)


Kim
Kim @Foody

I can't remember a time when I didn't have bowel problems. It's a way of life for me.


Janice
Janice @Immy

John I have suffered from IBS since I was 16, that is for 53 years. I cannot eat lettuce that is a definite no, no or tomatoes which I do believe you have been eating quite a lot of lately. Cream is definitely out also and fresh salmon especially when there is an R in the month. I do love one milky cup of coffee for my elevenses per day oh boy did I suffer until someone suggested I try Lactose free milk and to my delight it works it is a lot more expenses than normal milk but who cares if I can indulge and be pain free and not stuck on the loo for an hour.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Janice lots for you to go through. I am learning so much on this site about the link psoriasis has to other things. If people don't or didn't know about the link to food and our health, they sure do now being on this site. Myself, I am in excruciating pain this morning. If you knew me you would know this is not the norm... I have eaten lots of crap the last couple nights, had a couple dealcoholized beer, liquorice, deep fried food, garlic bread, yada yada... Not food that I indulge in. Especially not 2 nights in a row. Also baked artichoke dip with tons of cheese and garlic and tortilla chips that my friend said "Oh you have to try this!" Yummy! I must be a slow learner... I know better... I am not going to do this again, except just the odd taste. Food that we take in is always going to manifest itself somehow. Today is an affirmation that I needed a wake up call... :(


Janice
Janice @Immy

Susan, I know exactly what you are saying, I never learnt about food, always ate what I wanted even though I knew I would suffer for it but as you get older and especially now I am in my very maturing years 69, I don't want to eat so much and my taste buds have changed and I find it very easy to say no, not eating you because I know what will happen. I have even been on an aeroplane about to land and couldn't get off the loo and the air hostess banging on the door telling me to get out and couldn't, so had to land with my head between my knees and hands round my neck and I was only 18 at the time, OMG was I embarrassed, I am convinced everyone on that plane knew I was stuck in the loo.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Janice, what a memory. Not funny and at 18 years old of course anyone would be embarrassed... Never had that experience. Thank God. I wish I had learned about food and it's affect to the body and health when I was younger. Could have saved me tons of grief, as well as tons of money on meds...


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

strange you mention lettuce Janice, iceburg was a killer for me,why I don't eat it, I eat the soft lettuce that's fine,i had issues with potatoes,tea,tea was bad and any fatty foods,rice was ok for me , I know where you are coming from, you have had it for years and mine was 2 years and that was enough,i still can get ibs symptoms now but, only when I eat things like fried potatoes ,which I don't now and fried fish which I don't know, I had a burger and chips yesterday and my tummy didn't feel good at all though, that's a one of rare thing for me now to eat,my tummy was telling me no,dont do it to yourself any more I think


Kim
Kim @Foody

Nail update.... I still have them!! Just painted them and so far have only lost two( which are regrowing) in a month!!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

sounds better kim ?so you will all your nails in good order ina month?i think you've nailed it :)


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

Kim, my toenails are looking awful, started with one now all are yucky...do you treat them with something. This is a first for me, my p has only been mild up until this past year..I retired( major life change) and "BAM" severe flare over entire body. Been seeing a dermatologist and skin is better. Bottom of feet and palms still are not better and now my toenails...yuk


Susan
Susan @godcares

Linda I wonder if you soaked your feet in a mixture of Apple cider vinegar and water if that would help. I know many people who have fungus under their toenails do this. I don't have it but it might be worth a try.


Susan
Susan @godcares

John when I was in my 20's I had athletes foot between my two toes and this older guy would drop his cigarette ashes on them for about 4 days. Not long. Totally went away which I never thought it would. Maybe an old school remedy.


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

Soaked my toes in the past using Apple cinder vinegar..Will try again..can't hurt!!


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Linda. My nails do their own thing. I have been filing them on a weekly basis which seems to be making them stronger. I would never soak them in anything as it softens the nail. My toe nails are pretty grim so I sometimes slap a bright varnish in them so I don't have to look at them.


Linda
Linda @lindarckt

I never thought about the soaking softening the nails. Makes sense. I see my Dr next week.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Good luck for next week Linda.



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