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Hair loss, loss of fingerprints muscle weakness, HELP

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2009
  • 09:30 PM

Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health.

Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows:

Aching, weak, tired muscles
Hair loss
Losing fingerprints/ridges
Overly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)
Burning soles of feet (occasional)
Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throat
Thirsty
Foggy thinking
And now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I have been tested for:
Thyroid
Liver
Hormones
As well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative.

I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking.

I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core.

Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand.


Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life.

Thank you XXXXX

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  • Diabetes? Celiac disease?
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  • Hi, The bloods for diabetes and amemia all came back within the normal ranges and as for Coeliac disease, I haven't been tested for this as I don't have any gastro-intestinal disorders nor anemia (thank goodness). Snuggle x
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  • Okay, while the general nature of your symptoms are described, the specific details are absent. When you say that you have "lost your fingerprints," please tell me how this was determined. There are only two disorders that involve the actual loss of fingerprints, but they are both associated with a number of other symptoms which must also be present that you don't mention experiencing, If such symptoms were present, then a clinical workup for Naegeli Syndrome or Dermatopathia Pigmentosa Reticularis would be appropriate, but realize that both disorders are the result of a specific genetic mutation. The reason I ask for clarification is that you also stated that as a consequence of the loss of your fingerprints, you scalded yourself and accidently cut your finger, among other injuries. Such accidents would be associated more with paresthesia or numbness of the affected digits rather than the loss of the skin ridges which form your fingerprints. Patients sometimes describe the loss of fingerprints which in actuality is associated with significant edema of the extremities, but you don't mention your hands or ankles appearing to be swollen. When you state that you're losing your hair, are you referring strictly to the hair on your scalp or from your entire body? In instances where autoimmune disorders are sometimes present for instance, the body sheds hair in general and not simply from the scalp. Are you thirsty because your mouth feels dry or is it a craving for water that doesn't ever seem to be quenched? Realize that in cases where such thirst may be associated with post-gestational diabetes, you would also be complaining of constant urination. Describe the muscle weakness for me from the standpoint of how it is being measured. In other words, you seem to note changes in both body strength and areas being affected to varying degrees. How are you determining this? In other words, to actually note progressive muscle weakness, documented testing would be necessary. Otherwise, sensations of weakness can be extremely subjective and involve aspects other than actual motor weakness. Also, in cases of actual muscle weakness, there are also signs of muscle atrophy. Do you note signs of the various muscle groups shrinking significantly? By this, I mean are there areas where the skin appears to have lost tone and are depressed to an extent that would accentuate tendon and boney structures? The problem with noting muscle weakness such as "not being able to even lift a dinner plate" would be problematic from the standpoint that generalized muscle degredation to such an extent would bring about difficulties with simply holding the head upright, standing erect, walking and balance. In other words, in cases where muscle weakness is present to varying degrees as described, it would not be possible for you to be unable to lift a dinner plate and yet be able to alternatively support your head in an upright position or be able to stand erect. The contrast you describe is too drastic for this to be physiologically substantiated. Are you stating that you can't lift something like a dinner plate due to the pain it produces, or that you actually can't physically lift the plate? Please be more specific. Which glands in your neck and throat are swollen? Also, please describe the symptoms that you are characterizing as "depression." Are you merely becoming frustrated and hopeless because of your symptoms or do you demonstrate the actual clinical signs of depression? What do you mean by "foggy thinking?" Has an MRI of the brain been performed, as well as clinical lab tests such as ANA, CRP and immunoglobulin fractionation? Please note here that my questions and observations are not intended to dispute your claims, but simply to try and decifer what is actually taking place. There are contradictions in some instances that need to be described more thoroughly to gain an accurate sense for what you are experiencing in the way of symptoms. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • Dear Dr Cottle, Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I will try my best to answer your questions point by point: 1. Fingerprint loss - The ridges on my fingers are getting shallower and shallower to the point were thay are now very difficult to see the whorls and loops etc, the finger print surface is also shiny which means that trying to grip anything with the finger tips is very difficult as my fingers slip off, for example the back of a knife, tea cup handle, pulling a sheet over myself, trying to open plastic bags, turning book pages etc. My fingers are not swollen, numb (in fact as with the rest of my body they seem hyper sensitive) or tingley (SP). 2. Hair loss - I am only loseing it from my head and it is a generalised thinning especially at the top front, top and sides. The hair drops out (in large volumes) then grows back, but each time it grows back it has a shorter growth phase so drops out at a shorther length each time. You can now see my scalp where I have lost the hair completely. 3. Thirst - More a constantly dry mouth with either white, thick, foamy saliva (as if dehydrated) or what feels like thick gelatinous saliva. I drink plenty of water and fruit juices during the day and evening and my urine ouput is quite normal (for me) also the urine is usually a pale yellow except in a morning when it is slightly darker, so I don't think I'm dehydrated. 4. Muscle weakness - I have been having a standardized grip test done by the occupational therapist, this has consistantly gone down. The neurologist said that this was inconclusive as it could be the pain causing the lowering of grip strength rather than any actual muscle weakness. My muscles, especially in the fingers and hands seem sluggish and non responsive and tire very quickly, also my tendons and ligaments seem to be over flexing. For instance, when holding a book open with one hand (as when you put you thumb in the inside spine, and the rest of your fingers on the back outside of the book ) is difficult, I can only do it for about 20 seconds without the muscles aching and feeling like my thumb joints are slowly being pulled apart. None of the pains in any of my mscles or joints are acute , rather dull, gnawing aches which unless relieved of the cause (for example the plate) build to a cressendo. I feel I am having to exert more force to hold even light objects than is needed, even holding light items my knuckles and tendons look white and raised against the skin as if I am holding something very heavy. I have lost a lot of facial volume but have put this down to fat loss rather than muscle wastage. I am self monitoring my muscle strength as things I could do, are now either more difficult or impossible, for instance I can't carry a pan of water (even with two hands) as my wrists just keep dropping further backwards, I mentioned the book example also another example is that I have been undergoing dental treatment over the last year and a half and I can no longer keep my jaw open through the whole half hour visit, I have to ask for a rest and close my mouth for 5 minutes, the list of things that have been affected is just about everything you do on a day to day basis. I don't have a problem keeping my head erect when I'm upright but I can't keep it up for very long when I am reclining on a side, for instance reading a book whilst propped on your elbow. 5. Glandes - The two glandes either side of the neck that lie under and about half way along the jaw are constantly up, I also have a lump under the chin at the top of and either side of the windpipe which goes up and down. I also have nodules up in my groin but I don't know if these are glands or not. 6. Depression - I wake up and think oh no not another day feeling like this, I have depressing dreams that continue to depress me even when I am awake and know they are just dreams, any stories about cruelty (especially to children) on tv makes we cry uncontrollably and feel so bad for them, this dwells on my mind for days, so I also have morbid thoughts. 7. Foggy thoughts - Words that I know, I now can't find when I need to say them, also words I use quite often I find difficult and struggle to pronounce. I run my own business and no longer answer the telephone as I stutter and struggle to find answers when talking to a customer so I let it go to answer phone and let them leave a message, this way I can prepare my answer and write it down so I can ring them back and be as best equipped as possible so at least I don't sound totally incompetant. I may go in to a room three times to put my husbands socks away and be distracted each time and forget to do it. I am no longer driving as I don't feel I am sharpe enough or judgeing distances well enough. I am not prcessing new information very well and feel as if I am told something it just goes over my head. 8. MRI - I have not had one as our doctors are loathe to offer one unless they have ruled every other possible avenue, this I believe is due to the expense. 9. Tests - I'm not sure what the ANA, CRP and immunoglobulin fractionation tests you mention are. As I mentioned I have had all the Rheumy tests done all of which came back normal, all the other tests I've had came back normal including: Cervical neck XrayHeart monitoringCreatine KinaseThyroid functionLiver functionDiabetesVarious ferrous testsHormone EMGB12WBC I know that there were a lot more but unfortunatley my "Foggy" brain can't remember them. I have been seeing a physiotherapist and she noted that most of my joints (not just my fingers) have become hyper mobile. Other irregularities that may not have anyting to do with whatever my problem is are: Electric shocks, I seem to be giving and receiving painful electric shocks. I don't even have to touch somebody just pass close by and the electric shock jumps between us, I even get shocks off our dog, occasionally when I put the key in our front door it gives off blue sparks (this only happens with me). This can happen indoors or outdoors and happens at least once a day. My joints espcially my knuckles are always popping and clicking out of joint. I hope this helps explain myself a little better but if you require further clarification please don't hesitate to ask, I am just very grateful you have taken the time and interest to reply. Again many thanks.
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  • Alright, thank you for addressing my questions. Let's first discuss the more obvious issues. Giving or receiving electric shocks is not a phenomenon known to be associated with human disease, but rather most often occurs as a consequence of one's choice in footwear. Certain composite soles can cause a person to acquire a static charge that becomes evident when subsequently touching a grounded surface, ie door lock or handle, shelves at the local grocery store or another person. Weather, specifically cooler dry air, will also increase a person's ability to develop a static charge. The foggy thoughts as described are most likely the consequence of some clinical depression. Realize that ruminative thoughts associated with depression can interfere with a person's ability to both attend to information and properly process it, subsequently making a person feel absent-minded or experience the inability to properly sequence their thoughts in a logistic manner. The distinction here is that in cases of clinical depression where a person forces attention upon active circumstances, their performance increases toward normal. In cases where true neurodegenerative disease may be responsible, such efforts do not produce the same positive results. The recognition of morbid thoughts and episodic crying would also suggest the presence of clinical depression, which incidentally can also produce a myriad of physical symptoms as well. The loss of your fingerprints as described would tend to suggest that your skin is insufficiently hydrated, possibly due to an underlying disorder. While it is common for skin to dry as we age, abnormally dry skin could indicate other problems may be present. There is a disorder called distal muscle dystrophy that could be represented by your symptoms, given confirmation by diagnostic testing but I'll have to tell you here that I would be doubtful that it's the case in your instance. The hand-grip test is too subjective to be used as an accurate measure of muscle weakness. My suggestion here is to obtain an EMG and lactic acid measurement to determine any abnormalities that may exist. This test would remove any subjective influence. If the tests prove negative, then you might discuss with your doctor the prospect of treating the clinical depression to see if the physical symptoms diminish to any extent. If the EMG and lactic acid measurement are abnormal, then further evaluation would be indicated. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • Interesting - I had to comment:Depression has the ability to kill someone. Do you have much social contact (besides your doctors)? What activities can you do? Try to get your mind away from any topic related to declining health for as much of your day as possible. Go for walks; whatever you can manage (get out in the sun). There have been some very crazy cases of people "willing" themselves into illness, but your posts seem quite sane.Your symptoms and long-term condition seem radical enough to call for radical action, however. You might want to try Psychiatric drugs, or even medicinal marijuana - and whatever you do, don't stop using your body.
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  • Thank you again Dr Cottle for replying. I have had an EMG which showed only mild nerve damage around the elbows. I'm going to see my G.P. again tomorrow and I'll mention the lactic acid measurement, I will re post when/if I have any further developements. Snuggle x
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  • Hello. Just came across this when doing research into the loss of fingerprints symptom, which I also experienced some years ago.I have had ME/CFS for many years and this problem apparently may be connected to the illness. There are some references to a connection to be found on the internet. It is referred to in a Newsweek article on chronic fatigue Syndrome dated November 12, 1990. However, I am not sure if it is actually a commonly accepted indicator of ME/CFS.From your description of symptoms, you may want to consider ME/CFS as a possible diagnosis.I would also check for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, or other hypothyroid problem, even if thyroid levels appear normal. My Thyroid levels are normal but I was still found to have Hashimoto's.While it may indeed be a psychological problem, I would remain sceptical until you have explored all other possibilities. Best of luck with this.
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    • October 21, 2009
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  • Hello. Just came across this when doing research into the loss of fingerprints symptom, which I also experienced some years ago.I have had ME/CFS for many years and this problem apparently may be connected to the illness. There are some references to a connection to be found on the internet. It is referred to in a Newsweek article on chronic fatigue Syndrome dated November 12, 1990. However, I am not sure if it is actually a commonly accepted indicator of ME/CFS.From your description of symptoms, you may want to consider ME/CFS as a possible diagnosis.I would also check for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, or other hypothyroid problem, even if thyroid levels appear normal. My Thyroid levels are normal but I was still found to have Hashimoto's.While it may indeed be a psychological problem, I would remain sceptical until you have explored all other possibilities. Best of luck with this.I have assumed I had CFS. I have had periods of long lasting fatigue usually associated with sore throats. I also have chronic nasal congestion which I assumed was due to allergies. I do test as mildly allergic to some common allergens. I also have chronic nasal congestion which I assumed to be due to the allergies. I also have IBS which goes with CFS, and I have no fingerprints..However, today, I learned that I test positive for some celiac markers. I looked up some celiac symptoms. Mentioned were fatigue and nasal congestion. Since celiac disease affects digestion, you would not properly absorb nutrients, hence fatigue. I also learned from the doctor that the absence of fingerprints in one characteristic of celiac disease.My whole point in bringing this up is that what you may think is CFS could be celiac disease and it is something you should look into and rule out if you think you have CFS.To truly verify celiac disease, you have to have an endoscope done where the doctor looks into your small intestine.
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    • November 6, 2009
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  • Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health. Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows: Aching, weak, tired musclesHair lossLosing fingerprints/ridgesOverly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)Burning soles of feet (occasional) Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throatThirstyFoggy thinkingAnd now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have been tested for:ThyroidLiverHormonesAs well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative. I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking. I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core. Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand. Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life. Thank you XXXXXI have suffered the same symptoms for many years. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1993. Treatment has greatly reduced my symptoms but every day is still a struggle.
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  • Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health. Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows: Aching, weak, tired musclesHair lossLosing fingerprints/ridgesOverly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)Burning soles of feet (occasional) Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throatThirstyFoggy thinkingAnd now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have been tested for:ThyroidLiverHormonesAs well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative. I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking. I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core. Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand. Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life. Thank you XXXXXStill, sounds suspiciously like an autoimmune disorder--they tend to crop up post pregnancy. I know you said your rheumatology tests came back normal, but many of those tese give false negatives. If you're having your family MD assess this area--don't==you need to have a referral to a rheumatologist. They will continue to re-test where a family MD will not.
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  • Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health. Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows: Aching, weak, tired musclesHair lossLosing fingerprints/ridgesOverly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)Burning soles of feet (occasional) Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throatThirstyFoggy thinkingAnd now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have been tested for:ThyroidLiverHormonesAs well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative. I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking. I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core. Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand. Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life. Thank you XXXXXIn the second half of last year I lost more than half my hair. Fortunately I had three times as much as most people to start with, but I was greatly troubled. In a battery of tests the only one to show any abnormality was testosterone levels. My doctor talked to an endocrinologist who recommended taking Spirolactone, which appatrently is chiefly a diuretic, but has a side-effect of reducing testosterone levels. I have been taking this for 4 months and my hair has stopped falling out, but has not grown again. I have only just noticed that my fingerprints have disappeared too, which is how I found your query.
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  • Have you looked into the possibility of mold in your house? Mold poisoning can cause a lot of the symptoms you describe. A friend of mine had it and it really messed her up for a while. Good luck, and I hope you get better soon =)
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  • Hi,I have experienced all of the symptoms and several more and only found relief adhering to natural approaches like,herbs, teas, vitamins, minerals and homeopathic formulas, zapping, magnetic pulse therapies to treat Lyme*, Borreliosis* and related diseases.Whether you test positive or not try them to boost your defences.Start reading on the net typing *symptoms, support groups and find a specialist naturopath in your region visiting sites as below. http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/http://www.bada-uk.org/downloads/About%20Lyme%20Disease.pdfhttp://homeopathicmd.com/articles_3.html Take care WDWD
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  • you should have your blood calcium levels checked/ these symptoms sound like hypercalcemia due to hyperparathyroidism. Just had a parathyroidectomy and hopefully my hair will grow back and strength will returm to hands. fogginess and depression has already lifted.
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  • You sound like you have CIDP (Chronic Immune Dymylinating Polynurapathy) I may have spelled it wrong. It is very rare and is triggered by an infection of some kind,, it is not curable, but it is treatable You need a treatment called IVIG treatment it is an intervenous treatment. I have the disease and it is a life shortening diease. Without treatment, you will probably be dead in 3 months. with treatment, you can live 13 or more years.:(Can anybody please help me as to the symptoms I have been suffering for nearly 2years and are getting progresively worse. I am a 40 year old female in the UK who until these symptoms started was in perfect health.Around 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I developed a strange throat infection that cleared up after about 3 weeks. About 6 weeks after this I started with muscle aches and weakness in my fingers, this has now spread to my hands, arms, shoulders and to a lesser degree my feet and legs. I also started losing my hair which again has got progressively worse. The rest of my symptoms are as follows:Aching, weak, tired musclesHair lossLosing fingerprints/ridgesOverly sensitive to pain (things that shouldn't hurt do, for instance combing my hair)Burning soles of feet (occasional) Glands enlarged to varying degrees in neck and throatThirstyFoggy thinkingAnd now depression but this could just be that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.I have been tested for:ThyroidLiverHormonesAs well as all the rheumy tests etc all of which came back negative.I am under the impression that all the specialists put my symptoms down to either PND (which I have not suffered with) or I am attention seeking.I have some days that are better than others, on the bad days the only way I can explain how my muscles feel is as if you have an electric shock and it's about 20 seconds after the initial jolt and your whole body feels weak ang has gnwing ache that goes to the core.Because of the weakness and loss of fingerprints I have scalded myself twice and sliced through a finger, not to mention all the smaller injuries. I can no longer drive and it has even got to the point that I can't even lift a dinner plate with one hand.Please can anybody offer any direction for me to steer my GP in or for me to reseach myself, I am so desperate to have some semblence of a normal life.Thank you XXXXX
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    • October 8, 2011
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  • There is a link to Celiac Disease and "losing fingerprints". Or at least Celiac disease has been shown to cause difficulty in the print process.You don't have to have GI symptoms to have Celiac, but would most likely be anemic.Hair loss and some of the other symptoms can be from vitamin and nutritional defiencies.So continue with testing for possible auto-immune related illness.
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    • November 6, 2011
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  • I have the same symptoms. Loss of hair along hair line initially. Weight loss yet I eat well and have a strong appetite. Gaunt looking, extreme fatigue, swelling in fingers upon awakening, pain in fingertips and toes along with loss of fingerprints leaving pads shiny,joint aches,irritability and occasionally despair, loss of breath, imbalance, confusion and memory issues, skin afflictions (that tend to follow the path of my veins, off and on swollen glands, minor cough,substance occasionally expelled from belly button followed by cramping. I think I might have a parasite, possibly blood flukes
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