How can I break this?

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  1. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    How can I break myself from biting my nails and such? I keep bitting them til they bleed and hurt.
     
  2. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    Shouldn't the bleeding be enough to stop you?
     
  3. thecollector

    thecollector Fluffernutter Admirer

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    When you get the urge to do so, try to do something else. Anything to take your mind off of it.
     
  4. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    get some of that stuff that makes them taste bad. In the meantime, put vinegar on your fingertips, unless that makes it impossible to type.
     
  5. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    bandaids on your fingertips, hot sauce
    if it is a stress reliever solve the stress issue
     
  6. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    I've tried everyting I can possibly can. I put tobasco sauce on them and I ended up liking the darned stuff.
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Did you get the bitter apple stuff specially designed to help people break the habits?
     
  9. IceMagnus

    IceMagnus STARCO FTW!!!!!

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    I found this stuff at wal mart but i dont know yet
     
  10. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    What causes you to do it to begin with? Stress? A zombie like taste for human flesh? Once you answer that, you can stop the cause at it's source.
     
  11. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    Biting nails is worrysome, but instead of treating the symptom, try to find and eliminate the core problem.
     
  12. Autobot Burnout

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    See a psychiatrist.
     
  13. Grimmjow

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    I have a better solution. Don't bite YOUR nails...bite someone else's.
     
  14. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    First thought: Delicious - YouTube

    Wish I could help. I've got a similar thing, I scrape my nails against the points of my teeth.
     
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    put metal splints on your fingers
     
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    Nothing can break it for you.

    You are addicted to do this and like most people who are addicted to stuff, only they can end it.

    Take myself, I gave up soft drinks and sweets because I wanted to do so. Are you really ready to quit doing that? If you not 100% ready to stop it, you are just going to go back to doing it.
     
  18. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Paint your fingernails with polish, clear if you want to do it discreetly. It's what I did years and years to stop myself from biting.
     
  19. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    SWEET - totally gonna order that! I actually tried a shrimp with ghost pepper sauce on it 2 weeks ago. Was certainly hot, but not as much as I thought it would be. Lasted about 3 or 4 minutes without drinking anything.

    :popcorn 


    As for the nail thing, OP, you might need professional help if you're causing harm to yourself, and I'm being serious.
     
  20. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Might just be that he's ripping out the cuticle when he's biting them, which can cause swelling and pain. Not uncommon for nail biters.
     

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