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I need help quick before I lose all of my finger nails! My finger nails are so sore from ripping down to the quick. I really don’t know what to do? This just started at month 5. I started losing hair bad about 4 months and upped the Vitamins and Biotin. I take chewable Bariatric Fusion in addition to cal-mag-zinc, k, biotin, A, and fish oil. I get between 75-100 grams of Protein daily and average 1000 calories a day. I bought some Hair, skin, and nails and added it one week who but I need a fast fix here. I am not vain about my nails and don’t paint them but just want to keep them for every day use and make them stop hurting. I don’t bite them, don’t drink and don’t smoke. My meat consumption is fairly low but I get protein through Greek yogurt, Beans, Protein Shakes, and small amounts of chicken a few times a week. Please help me keep my finger nails!

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Are taking Biotin or a Hair-skin-nail formula pill yet? A lot of girls swear it helps. 6.5 months out, hmm, your nails may have grown out to the stress point of your surgery, that might keep them weak. Keep them trimmed down, that way they won't catch and tear. Band-aid them if you must, are you getting enough Protein in? My late Mama made me drink Knox unflavored Gelatin with orange juice mixed in. Did it work? She never let me have a chance to find out.✋😝✋

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My thumb nails are bad & big toe nails are bad. I had a RNY 11 months ago. I also have a crack at the corner of one of my nails most of the time from my skin being so dry.

Wish I had an answer for the both of us!

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I’m certainly no expert ( sleeved yesterday) but you might try collagen peptides. It’s a taste free powder and you can add it to anything. I feel like it’s helped me with hair and nails- but that may be because I WANT it to be helping. Maybe read up on it and see if it’s worth trying.

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6 hours ago, icebarbie said:

I need help quick before I lose all of my finger nails! My finger nails are so sore from ripping down to the quick. I really don’t know what to do? This just started at month 5. I started losing hair bad about 4 months and upped the Vitamins and Biotin. I take chewable Bariatric Fusion in addition to cal-mag-zinc, k, Biotin, A, and fish oil. I get between 75-100 grams of Protein daily and average 1000 calories a day. I bought some hair, skin, and nails and added it one week who but I need a fast fix here. I am not vain about my nails and don’t paint them but just want to keep them for every day use and make them stop hurting. I don’t bite them, don’t drink and don’t smoke. My meat consumption is fairly low but I get Protein through Greek yogurt, Beans, Protein Shakes, and small amounts of chicken a few times a week. Please help me keep my finger nails!

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It sounds like from a dietary standpoint and Vitamins that you're doing everything you can.

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Ditto on the collagen peptides. My nails were tearing like a newborn at 5/6 months. Between my Water, Vitamins, extra Biotin and this stuff they’ve come back nice and strong. I started taking it because my face was looking lined and dry. Adding the collagen has really helped with that too. There’s only so much you can do but every little bit helps.

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4 hours ago, Whosthatgirl?! said:

I’m certainly no expert ( sleeved yesterday) but you might try collagen peptides. It’s a taste free powder and you can add it to anything. I feel like it’s helped me with hair and nails- but that may be because I WANT it to be helping. Maybe read up on it and see if it’s worth trying.

Thanks for this!! Mine have started peeling down to the quick in the last few weeks. I’ve been doing Biotin for years and had also added l-lysine (supposed to be good for hair , skin and nails 🤷🏼‍♀️) I just ordered some collagen in pill form after reading reviews on Amazon that the powder scan leave a greasy feeling . Don’t know if pill form will cut it or not but if not I’ll switch to the powders. Any thoughts?

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Is collagen peptides a on- line type purchase or is it marketed retail? I am probably the only human alive without an Amazon Prime account. I guess I'm an old fogey but I don't usually order over the Internet et all.

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2 hours ago, Fluffy Grandma said:

Ditto on the collagen peptides. My nails were tearing like a newborn at 5/6 months. Between my Water, Vitamins, extra Biotin and this stuff they’ve come back nice and strong. I started taking it because my face was looking lined and dry. Adding the collagen has really helped with that too. There’s only so much you can do but every little bit helps.

Thanks for this as well!! I cannot wait to add it to my regimen! On my last visit with my primary she gave me a script for a retinoid (tretinoin gel 0.025%). Because I’m over 50 insurance won’t cover it (it’s main use is for acne but causes quicker cell renewal). I looked on GoodRX and got a coupon for $83 off. In just a week and a half two age spots that were raised on either side of my face are GONE!! I’ve tried using it on my neck but it some pretty strong stuff and has caused irritation . It says if that happens to back off to every other day. I also have to use sunscreen. Just throwing this out there for the other woman of a certain age. And I think with the coupon it was less than $85.

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Good thing to know, I have some age spits that look almost like someone slapped me and left marks. Had them 40 years since I was carrying Tomkitten. didbt stand out so bad when I had a fat round moon face, now that my face is slender they are over both cheekbones. Wonder whole what I am going to look like when I finally reach goal. U was that weight at 15, but I dare say I provably won't look the same! As long as I don't stop clocks or frighten children and horses in the street it's okay.

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I always had thin as in paper thin nails.
I started Biotin before my surgery never realized how much it would help with my nails. They just got super hard and long. I never lost my hair at all.
I was sleeved October 2016.
Recently all my nails started breaking bad and all the way to the quick. Very painful and ugly.
I just realized that I have not been taking my normal amount of biotin.i was taking 10,000 mg 2xs a and the last bottle I bought was only 5,000 and I forget to take them.
I truly believe that is my issue.

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***UPDATE ON NAILS***
It’s been a little over a month and my nails are doing ssooooo much better! Still not at 100% perfect maybe 90% better, but they are definitely growing again. Not long movie star nails, but out a few millimeters past the finger tip and no longer sore and ripping and tearing! I eat or drink sugar free Jello every day for the Gelatin that’s supposed to help nails. I have the collagen peptides in smoothies 5 times a week. And I also take the hair, skin, and nails Vitamin every day now. Between the 3 it has fixed my nails and less hair is falling out now too. The Biotin vitamin I was taking since after surgery was worthless in my opinion.

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