hair + nails

lynnemarie1123 Member Posts: 295
edited 27. Oct 2014, 10:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
My hair is falling out!, and my nails are rubbish - they are split all the time and are poor quality- and never grow!.

Is it just me or is it because of my arthritis ?

any advise would be gratefully received.


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've read in your replies to others that you are on sulph and cocos in addition to the arcoxia. My hair is thinning (I am 55) so it could be age or it could be the meth I inject, I now use a solid shampoo from Lush which is helping matters a little. My nails are OK because I cosset them, I use Avoplex cuticle oil and OPI Nail Envy. I have PsA which can target the nails, so far mine hasn't. DD
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I`ve never had any hair fall out, but my hairdresser tells me she`s noticed a difference in texture when she cuts it.

    I can`t help you with the nails, sorry.

    Tezz x
  • lynnemarie1123
    lynnemarie1123 Member Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Funny enough since starting on arcoxia I've noticed a slight improvement with my nails and hair re- growth ! :-) fingers crossed it carries on improving !! Xx