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holy $h!t!!!!!!

...was just doing some random-ish internet searches regarding healthy eating etc when i came across a couple websites about zinc deficiency....

....I have *most* of the listed sympotms....

- ridged fingernails (I've always had this and thought it was a genetic thing)

- white spots on fingernails (not too many but they're there)

- myopia (got my first pair of glasses about 4 years ago)

- stretch marks (they've been there for ages!)

- bowed legs (not noticeable unless I wear shorts/skirts - it made me so self-conscious as a kid)

- short stature

- low body weight (on the low side but still considered healthy) and have considerable difficulty gaining weight

- thin hair on head

- ACNE!!! (bloody hell!!!!!)

- glossitis (I had to look this one up = chronic inflammation of the tongue causing loss of papillae making tongue have smooth, sore patches..... this has been bugging me for about 4 years which is around the same time my acne started!!!!!)

- dandruff

- being a light sleeper

- poor circulation (get cold hands and feet)

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Just because you exhibit a handful of the symptoms, or even most of them does not mean you have a zinc deficiency. But, if you really do experience many of those symptoms I would recommend going and getting checked up by your doctor and get a professional opinion.

It would sound like *something* is awry with your system, it could be a zinc deficiency, it could be something completely different. Many deficiencies and syndromes share characteristics and can only be properly diagnosed by actual tests of your body.

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It could be, you should see a therapist in this. At the moment I'm taking:

* Vitamin A.

* Zinc

* Something for my bowels

* Fish-oil tablets (Omega III)

It really helps, since then my skin really improved

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It could be, you should see a therapist in this. At the moment I'm taking:

* Vitamin A.

* Zinc

* Something for my bowels

* Fish-oil tablets (Omega III)

It really helps, since then my skin really improved

Hey Bob03, did the fish oil tablets make you kind of...i guess loose feeling? i kind of feel like i have a buzz and i haven't had a drink all day. I just took my first Fish Oil, omega-3, omega-6. Did you feel this way?

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