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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2007
  • 07:16 PM

My friend has a really scary set of symptoms. Her hands and feet have always been red, but now her toes are getting black and peeling on the tips, and her toenails are peeling off. It's really painful. She is also sweating profusely, tired all the time, sleeping 12 hours at a time. She has been very overweight for years but her blood sugar levels are high-normal. Any ideas?

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  • You don't say how old she is or how long she has been feeling ill, but I do not like the sound of toes turning black and nails falling off. It is possible that it is damage to the nails (due to impaction or stress) that is causing a blackening of the toe, but this doesn't explain her other symptoms. I think your friend needs to see a doctor as soon as possible and speak to a health professional even sooner. Hopefully, it is not as bad as it sounds, but it is better to be safe than sorry. She should explain the symptoms as succinctly as you have done, especially including the reference to high blood sugar levels (and the black toes).
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  • Very scary indeed. Black, peeling toes can be necrotic (dying) tissue, and needs immediate medical attention. It can spread. She needs to go to the doctor, or if she cannot do that today, the emergency room.Today.Shula
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  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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  • I wholeheatedly agree with Shula.. er or doc asap. blackened extremities are not a good thing
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  • Acupuncture will fix you right up.AcuannDOM
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  • I would reiterate my first post that your friend should seek medical assistance with a degree of urgency.
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  • I agree with Shula that this is a medical emergency - she needs to get checked asap.Best wishesDOM
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  • Acuann, you can edit your post, and if you do a "quote" then the fake post will be in a box. Or you could make it in a different font. But the way it looks now, when I first read it, I thought YOU were saying that! I re-read, because I knew you would not be that glib!Shulaps. The poster trying to shut down this site is full of beans...if they had anything concrete, they'd direct the reader to our horrible posts. I take it as an honor that this person considers me an important contributor, and if I disappeared, the site would be seriously hurt. Pretty funny since I've only been writing here for a couple weeks!
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  • Thanks, Healer. I'm a bit dyslexic, and reading ALL CAPS in a solid mass of text is bit hard for me. I humbly request lower case, and breaks between paragraphs, if you can. It will help me read.Blessings to you,Shula
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