thank you for the nail link!
I have the longitudinal ridges (but they came on and get worse ‘slowly’ over the years, so I guess… the age thing… ; )))) – and luckily I dont have the terry’s redness)- and yes… oops I am a smoker… but my mum who’s never smoked in her life… also has them
my nails actually grow v fast, but are v weak (but I’ve always been a nail biter- though always a ‘bite hem as short as you would cut them”- NOT damagingly short)
and like deb, I have no moons (apart from on thumbs) either
and in the last year or so I’m also getting pitting on several nails… but then… I obviously do have a connective tissue disorder ; ) and I have also had a bout of alopecia areata (brought on as far as I could tell by a 3 week bout of too much physical and mental stress)
and yes, I also have high cholesterol despite NOT having a high cholesterol diet…
me thinks I really ought to try anti histamines…
(might maybe at least ‘cure’ me of my seemingly-allergic-to- sudden- temperature- drop sneezing fits and 10mins of ‘having a cold’ symptoms)