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#1 thisisme

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:05 AM

Bother, have to write it all again, tried to make it BOLD, everything deleted :(

I'm wondering, how many of you, are able to write on your skin, with your gold rings, I can but none of my friends, nor family have this phenomena. Also, I can't wear rolled gold, because it turns silver in 3 days.

test it for yourself, just rub the ring on your palm, does it leave a black mark.

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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:25 AM

Hi Lynne,

I can't do that myself, but I have a cousin and a friend who both can. Neither of them can wear a watch or rings because after a couple of days of direct skin to metal contact, they get sore and weepy skin.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:33 AM

Hi, Lynne,

I asked a friend of mine who is a Geologist with a chemistry degree and he told me that gold itself is actually pretty innert chemically and that it is probably one of the other metals that you are really reacting to, such as nickel.

He went on to say that black marks on the skin from gold is thought to be a sign of iron deficiency by some, but there is a general debate on that amoung chemists. It probably would not hurt to have your iron and other metal levels checked just to be sure since some makers of gold jewelry use nickel, copper or zinc in the blend.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:23 PM

Hi Lynne,

I'm not a doctor, I have no medical training at all nor do I know much about jewelry! However, I have heard that when gold turns your skin black, you are supposed to see a doctor, as it can be a sign of iron deficiency (anemia).

Will you check out this idea with a reliable source, and if it holds water, go get a blood test and physical exam right away? Also let us know what you find out!
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:03 AM

Thanks Jeanie for your reply

I have never had weepy skin and it has never bothered me, I was just curious as to whether others had the same thing and could it be sclero related. Take care.

Hi Penny, Thanks for replying.

Wow, it`s good having friends in high places :-) Strange, I was always anemic, as a child and had to eat raw liver! yes, I will ask for blood test.

The little woofer, is no longer with me, he lived to the good age of 20! When he died, after 6 months, I had to replace him, because my other dog, missed him soooooooo much, she cried every time I left her, Mind you, it took another 3 months, before she got used to him.

Thank you Shelly, Yes, I will take your advice and get it checked out. Also, I can write on my skin with my nail but I believe that is due to allergies. I dare not scratch, I just rub the itches :-)

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:05 AM

I can't wear gold just silver ,
I can't wear a watch as everyone I ever have worn stops on my wrist never to work again.
I've always been wierd, hahaha
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#7 thisisme

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:29 AM

Haha, We are all wierd, in such wonderful ways, that`s what makes us unique :-)
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:54 AM

wow my skin turns black when I wear my rings. Better let the doctor know. Thanks for posting. sam
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:12 PM

In my younger days before a hysterectomy, every time I would have my period, my fingers would all turn black from my gold jewelry. I always thought it was strange, but after no more periods, no more black fingers. We are a strange lot. Lots of weird things happen to our bodies that no one can explain.
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#10 Cheerful Carole

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

I like being strange - it is so boring to be normal ... :lol: