Worried about my nails...

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My health anxiety has somewhat been much better than before. Before I thought I had just about every single disease in the world. It drained me for a long time but then suddenly I got better.

I don't know, my nails just look strange to me. I see lots of other people's nails and I see these lunulas (half moons) on their nails, but I've never had them before. I do have moons on my big toenails, but that's it. Also, my toenails are pink, but my fingernails aren't really that pink. In certain lights they look one color, then in another light, they look a different color. When I ask my mom and sister what color they look to them they say they're pink. Is this my anxiety playing tricks on me? Because I've read about how certain nail colors can mean lung problems / heart problems. I'm only 18, I really shouldn't be worrying about my health every second of my life like this. sad

If I've been feeling 80 percent better than I did weeks ago, doesn't that mean there isn't anything seriously wrong? I just would like some reassurance. Maybe you have this same problem? Thanks.

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    Hi there, have you had any type of therapy for your illness? I think focusing your mind on other things sometimes helps with anxiety and worries with health etc. I've started meditation and it's helping me a lot. I feel that my health is improving and I'm mentally stronger in believing I'm recovering. It will help you, and if you me tally feel good you'll physically feel good. Are bodies respond well to our minds being healthy. So lots if good food, exercise, meditation, writing down positive thoughts and what you want to achieve helps. Even natural remedies are very good. You'll notice your body changing and responding once you try these things. If you want anymore Info pls feel free to ask. There are so many different types of meditation. You don't have to be spiritual in any way, but there are plenty to try and you'll find the right one for yourself after trying a few. I hope I've helped a bit.
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      I'll make sure to continue eating healthy and start up exercising again. I will also try and focus my mind on other things like you suggested. Thank you!
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      Hi Gabbi;

      i just read your issue and am wondering if you have had any skin problems during the period you have been challeneged with anxiety.

      Psoriasis is a common factor of stress and will most definetely cause skin irritation and then can affect nails ie toenails and finger nails.

      I am not suggesting for one moment you have thes symptoms as you may not have them at all.

      It could well be your mind telling you little lies that increase your anxiety and leave you tormented .

      If I were you I would be seeking every way possible to work with your anxiety issues , find a way that really works for you.

      Do not ignore this issue as it will still be there unless you decide that it is something that has caused your life to begin to fall apart.

      I agree anything like meditation or searching ways to become more spirtually aware about yourself and your surroundings is something that can very much assist you in finding all those answers that I strongly believe we all have inside of ourselves.

      And it knowing the pathway to discover where the answers are and what they are capable of doing in our lives.

      dealing with Anxiety and Depression is not a easy road to travel but it has the potential to make us amazingly strong and resourceful.

      We have the power to turn our weak points into major strengths and to equip us with life long tools that not only become helpful to us but also have the potential to impact others lives when we see in others what we have seen in our own lives.

      May you find what works for you and to be assured we are all here for you at anytime.

      None of us need to ever feel alone and isolated while we know we always have each other to depend on right here.

      Hugs and Peace


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    Hi I just posted about my nails. My lunulas disappeared over night. My blood work is fantastic and the only answer I've been told is possibly hormone changes from giving birth. I hear fingernails are like mood rings. I have Globus sensation due to stress as well so makes sense. My husband has never had lunulas, only on his thumbs and he is one of the healthiest people I know. Maybe get a referral to a specialist. But try not to worry about it. I literally would stay up at night crying about my nail changes, I know how it feels sad I'll be praying for you, God will give you answers and at least peace! Take care
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      From one person to another with Anxiety

      I am really trying to understand your worrys about your nails ?

      Are you so internally self immersed that this has become such a major issue to deal with.

      I cant understand going to bed crying about it.

      I am a man I have terrible problems with  all of my nails, it is due to lack of vitiman d, my nails are extremely ugly .

      But nails ?

      Really ?

      I have issues hanging over me with knowing in a few weeks time I will be living on the stree like a tramp.

      I have relationship issues that I am wanting to resolve.

      I have chornic Illness that doesnt allow me a "normal daily life " that threatens my life from time to time.

      I have 1 million problems.

      I have spent 3 1/2 years in a flat that has become a living hell and I have been treaded in a deplurable way .

      I have struggled and struggled in Isolation on my own.

      Please understand I am not wanting you to be hurt what I am questioning yo here about your nails.

      I suppose what I am saying to you is be blessed you have a loving partner assumabely , you have someone who loves you.

      My partner dropped dead in front of me.

      I feel lost in my life without them even all these years after.

      Please find a way to turn this distress you have surrounding your nails and turn it into something more constructive, go for a walk , chat to a homelss person on the street. you will hopefully begin to understand there are so many pople out there living in real pain and isolated it will wipe away all those selfish thoughts about a little problem like this.

      tell your Husband he is awesome be kind to others and compassionate about others needs and take the emphasis of your own selfish needs.

      Not one of us are without imperfections .



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