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Help with a bad habit...

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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Ok, so since i was young i have had a bad habit... i bite my nails. not like just bite them little, but till they almost bleed. to were i cant touch anything afterwards for a day. i know sounds horrible. i want to stop. after feeling the pain i want to cry and stop, but this habit is stuck like glue.

im asking if any of you have had this problem? what did you do to stop? i used to wear fake nails and that helped, but since i dont work its hard coming up with money for them. (i do my own and buy the $6 packs that i can do my nail like 5 times). and from this habit it takes so damn long for my nails to grow now (even when i was preggers it took forever) so i have to wear fake nails constantly for like 3 months.

so anyways... any advice how to stop? oh yea, i have a 1 year old and sometimes have to pull stuff from his mouth, so tabasco on my nails wont work lol.

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mama2my3boys00
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM
I'm a nail biter also but I like the way my nails look when they grow out so I haven't bitten my nails for weeks. Good luck
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bpmharris
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:33 AM

When I was in high school (About 8 yrs ago lol) I know they had this special nail polish that you would wear, specifically for nail biters. It had a nasty taste to it.. I'm not too sure if they still make it or not though. You might have to google it. I hope this helps :)

mandaleigha
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I don't have any advice, but here's a bump for you. I've been biting mine as long as I can remember and haven't found anything to help. 

2callmemom09
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:43 AM
I bite mine as well. Not to bleedin point though. Um try taking prenatals. I know a girl that does it strictly for her hair and nails!
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cristina0709
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:48 AM

ooohhh thats a good idea. i still have a whole bottle from when i was pregger with DS. the date says they are still good.

to the pp above, i have nail polish called bit no more and just the slightest lick and i taste the horrible stuff. well, with a curious lil boy id hate to stick that in his mouth. thanks though. :)

Quoting 2callmemom09:

I bite mine as well. Not to bleedin point though. Um try taking prenatals. I know a girl that does it strictly for her hair and nails!


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natalies_mama
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:51 AM

i don't bite my nails, but i pick my lips like crazy...  i've been trying to stop that for years, but alas, i am still picking my damn lips!

chefmartha
by Gold Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:27 AM

I was a nail biter right up until I joined the Navy...LOL...with boot camp and then work after that I stopped for a long time. Unfortunately I started back up right around the time my son was born and that kept up until I had to have some major dental work done. Since I had to have teeth pulled and I've had problems with the upper plate they put in, I don't bite them anymore. Now I don't recommend having your teeth pulled out but I'm sure you can find a way to stop. Perhaps hypnosis??

toomanypoodles
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:02 AM

 COLD TURKEY.  Straighten up your backbone and just QUIT!

Mamamanic
by Gold Member on Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:08 AM

Try biting something else. You have an oral addiction. Try pencils, or liquorice or something.  Then you might eventually not need those anymore.

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