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DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
Category: Dermatology
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Hi, I had a set of beaus lines on all of my nails three months

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Hi, I had a set of beau's lines on all of my nails three months back. They weren't particularly straight. This had followed a period of stress, a 500 mile move I had done on my own with two young children, busy job etc.. I had some weird and wonderful symptoms, tingling in face and extremities, muscle twitches and aches, a tmj problem, tiredness, weight gain, panic attacks. My bloods have so far come back ok, although low on Iron and Vitamin D. Most of these symptoms have passed, my jaw is still a little nuisance at times, and I'm tired. The problem is I have noticed another set of beau's lines, to be fair only really noticeable on my thumbs, not deep at all, I doubt anyone would notice. My Dr's don't seem to concerned, but I keep reading horrible things about them, and it's starting up my anxiety again. My thyroid tested fine, I had an MRI last week, just awaiting the results, but they were hopeful they would be normal. My nails tend to grow pretty quickly, about 10 weeks from base to disappearing. I just don't believe them when they say these lines correspond to an illness a year ago! Please help!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
If all of your tests are fine, these lines are not significant.
They are probably not beau's lines, but something similar.

If you would like to upload a picture I will be glad to look.

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