I know that someone somewhere asked a question about horizontal nail ridges & as usual I can’t find it!
As most of you know I’ve recently had a ‘relapse’ that caused me to be off ill for 5 months. I’m a lot better now - most of the symptoms I described as severe during this time are either gone or are now mild.
I’m basically left with:
Moderate fatigue & still unable to walk very far
Stiffness & muscle weakness - particularly bad in the mornings
Left side, numb & burning thighs, fasciculations and the odd spasms & cramps
I still can’t feel my bladder but I’m managing it.
Anyway back to my nails!
Every time I’ve had a ‘relapse’ in the past I’ve noticed really prominent deep ridges accross my nails that show for several weeks after recovery - then they slowly grow out
Lo & behold I have them this time too!
I’ve googled it and they are what are called Beau’s Lines - apparently they can occur after a severe systemic illness, metabolic illness, malnutrition or as a side effect of drugs - chemo patients get them for example
They are interesting as they clearly show my body went through ‘something’ - but they don’t really diagnose anything for me I suppose
It’s just interesting that they happen every time I have a ‘relapse’ of whatever this is!!!
Anyone else get them??? xxxjenxxx