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Since I moved to UK I have serious issues starting with terrible insomnia, where I usually slept around 3 to 4 hours or less. I used to be a smoker and I used to drink alcohol occasionally, sometimes too much but I stopped completely. I'm eating healthy and exercising on days that I feel rested.

After about 2 months after moving, my skin started to irritate, peel and rash. At the moment of writing this, 1 year after moving, my skin on face is becoming worse and worse. I went to see a doctor to check blood test, and it all turned out well. I received some mc canesten and I used it for about a week. It helped, but it all came back week after.

I also have pale nails with vertical ridges. There's very little pink, and they're usually white or very light blue. Cold hands and sweating on days where I don't get enough sleep.

I'm 27 years old and I also have small pectus carinatum and minor scoliosis.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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replied March 1st, 2017
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Thank you for asking at ehealthforum

I read your question and i understand your concern. Insomnia could be due to new environment. try some sleep aid pills and hypnotherapy and see if it helps. Sleep disorder specialists can be consulted in this regard further. Skin issues likely look a dry skin to me and supportive home remedies like petroleum jelly etc will help . Seek a dermatologist let them have a look.

I hope it helps. Consult your health care provider as our guidance is just for education purposes and can not be used as a replacement of an actual medical consult.


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