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    MTHFR and your fingernails - smooth or ridged?

    My question to all those with MTHFR: Are your fingernails smooth or ridged?

    I have slightly ridged fingernails, from cuticle to tip, and am compound hetero for MTHFR (C677T and A1298C). My family doctor mentioned YEARS ago that my ridged nails were probably a result of a vitamin B deficiency. My mom has one A1298C mutation, and has smooth nails. My dad is compound hetero for C677T and A1298C, and has slightly ridged nails. It would be interesting to see if ridged nails could be a visual indicator of MTHFR!

    Raven


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    It's funny, I never noticed it before, but mine are rigid from left to right (or vice versa). I am also compound hetero. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but you never know!


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    Just took a look and mine are slightly ridged. I am hetero for the mthfr. Interesting theory.

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    Just took a look and mine are slightly ridged. I am hetero for the mthfr. Interesting theory.

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    Mine are totally ridged. But I am on megadoses of B now, why doesn't that change the nails?


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    Good question! It does take a long time for nails to go out, and my ridges run up under the cuticle... perhaps that's how they are still forming from 32 years of B vitamin deficiency. I recently switched to Metanx, a more easily absorbable folic acid / B vitamin supplement rx (l-methylfolate) and will be keeping an eye on my nails to see if there's any change.


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    oh interesting

    Ridged here. Compound for MTHFR C677T (i think that's the right one)

    hmmmm,

    Kelly


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    interesting!

    Mine are ridged, always have been. I am hetero MTHFR C677T and B12 deficient.


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    I know this is an old thread, but do any of you have thyroid problems? I know that can cause ridges in your nails. When I stay regular on my thyroid meds, the ridges aren't as noticeable. Just a thought.
    Shan


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    Wow, so interesting!! Mine are slightly ridged but I thought everyone's were!
    Julia, 39
    married the love of my life John on 10/12/2002... with high hopes for having four children.

    We really want a baby! so desperately!!

    August 2005 12.5 weeks
    September 2007 9 weeks
    March 2008 10 weeks ~ baby boy with Trisomy 16
    July 2008 9 weeks 2 days... u/s showed perfect 9-week baby with no heartbeat. We are devastated... devastated....


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