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i bite my nails

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
anyone else do this. i've done it all my life and can't stop. i even managed 2 give up a nasty coke habbit and stop smoking which i did 4 10 years, so will i ever be able 2 stop or will i bite my nails 4 ever?

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    i bite the skin around the outside of my nails instead. sooo annoying, wish i could stop, it gets quite painful sometimes.

    "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
    ~ Nietzsche
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    me 2 and my nails are really short really really really really really SHORT and painful.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you can get this smelly stuff to put on your fingers that smells so bad you wont bite them but it is bloody nasty if you put it on and then eat something with your fingers coz the food tastes gross and even worse if you accidently suck your finger or something...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tinkabee:
    you can get this smelly stuff to put on your fingers that smells so bad you wont bite them but it is bloody nasty if you put it on and then eat something with your fingers coz the food tastes gross and even worse if you accidently suck your finger or something...

    or to save money u could shove ur fingers up ur ass. that'd stop u pretty quick.

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used 2 bite my nails. I haven't 4 a while now & i can't remember how i stopped!?! Soz!

    i bite the skin around the outside of my nails instead.


    I also do this instead now though! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    Usually when i'm nervous, bored or worried about summat though!

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to bite my nails and suck my thumb(till i was 13/14) i stopped my nails by wearign gloves and then after i'd got over it a few days i just didn't do it!!! Sorry i can't be more help. I don't think that no bite nail stuff works coz they tried that on ym thumb ages ago,all you do is spit on your thumb and it wipes off. But i do keep my nails v. short and neat now.
    As for my thumb, i just decided to quit, after my dentist told me to.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i stopped by wearing clear nail polish. it's gross to bite your nails with polish on them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by amadee:
    i stopped by wearing clear nail polish.

    A good idea amadee, but I can't see him wearing nail polish really can you?!?! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    i bite the skin around the outside of my nails instead. sooo annoying, wish i could stop, it gets quite painful sometimes.


    I used to do this up until I got a mahooosive infection in my finger and looked like a dick with a big bandage on it! Unfortunatly I have a habit of pulling out my eyelashes lmfao! I am weird yes, but who gives a crap!

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Personally I'd say ti's not a dangerous habit....it's not annoying to me..but my parents hate me doing it.
    I tried that Stop n Grow stuff u put on your nails which tastes really bad but even that disgusting taste didn't put me off!! I can't really see another way to stop...the skin bit is the really bad bit with me...your eating yourself alive!!! It's terrible ain't it? lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've tried so many ways to stop nailbiting, now i just think sodit, i'll stop another time. willpower is the most important thing & i have none <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    have you tried the suggested "stop 'n' grow" yet? i know it didn't help me, but it's good as a reminder if you are determined.
    bb

    be happy
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lolly:
    I used to do this up until I got a mahooosive infection in my finger and looked like a dick...

    eep! i hate fingers that look like dicks!
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    that nasty tasting stuff doesnt work, i tried it, you get used to it.

    iknow what you mean about the nail varnish amadee, in fact coloured stuff works better coz you're conscious of messing it up if you start nibbling too much. but its such a pain and stuff and always chips off anyway so i never leave it on longer than 2 days.

    oh and im not allowed for work, health and safety, since i work with food, so im stuffed really <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

    "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
    ~ Nietzsche
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by luv-snail:
    eep! i hate fingers that look like dicks!

    lmfao...I actually would think a finger that looked like a dick would have quite a few benifits <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; lol

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Mmmmm...innuendo......

    I used to bite my nails and the skin around them too, then my sister mentioned the fact that it doesn't look great to any ladies I might try and attract which pretty much stopped me doing it forever.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol - I stopped when I was about ten because my parents promised me pocket money to stop biting my nails! It worked like a charm <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; so ask for a raise, ppl!

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