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    Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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    Question Fingernail question

    I have low iron at 36 and noticed my fingernails have a white streak across the nail, not up and down, with a little bit of indentation where the white streak is.

    Has anyone had this with low iron?


    I had severe bloodloss end of July this year. Took iron for a month which I think may have lowered my thyroid hormones. So stopped the iron for a month, started feeling better, got iron checked and it was 36, so have been taking Pro Fe 180mgs a day with vitamin c for about 2 weeks. Also take b12 2500mcgs su
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    Re: Fingernail question

    I had it a little but not that bad. Actually this is a pretty common indicator of low iron, "spoon shaped nails".

     
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    Re: Fingernail question

    Thanks again Heather. since my test show low iron of 36 two weeks ago, yep I would say its iron.

    The doc was wrong about my thyroid tests but was right about it taking 3 months to build up iron.
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    Re: Fingernail question

    I have the ridges associated with b12 deficiency but no spooning of the nail...

     
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    Re: Fingernail question

    No problem. I haven't had my Iron Checked in almost a month and a half. I ran out and have been taking Flinstone's Vitamins for the last few days and I'm not taking it in heavy doses anymore. I kinda got a forget it attitude, I'm mad with myself because I know I need to but I just want to give up. I need to go but why, so they can just tell me I'm low and not going up? Taking iron for 5 months and nothing has gotten better but my hematocrit and hemoglobin. I'm so tireddddd . I have my uterine ablation coming up on the 29 and I'm not fully convinced it's even going to help, I guess I am just so used to hearing it's not getting better that I have a hard time believing it ever will.

     
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