I have bitten nails since forever, lol. All through my childhood everyone tried to get me stop, but it didn't work. I bite my fingernails and toenails, fingers more than toes. I bite them so low they bleed, they hurt, I even rip the skin of the sides. I think I bite past the quick. I have tried fake fingernails- that doesn't work. They get on my nerves, I can't button my pants or do anything well. Then I started biting on teh acrylics and leaving teeth marks in the nail polish, then it drives me crazy and they have to come immediately. I have tried THUM, which is anti thumb sucking and nail biting polish that is cayenne based. That works for about 3 secs. I bite my nail, realize it tastes horrible and hot, then I don't care and just keep biting! I am wondering if maybe this is a form of self-harm. I kind of like the pain I get when I rip the nail off. The pain I don't like is afterwards, in the shower, if I merely bump my fingernails on something it is extreme pain. I have to pick off every part of my fingernail, if there is even a fleck of fingernail I will knaw and chew until it is gone. THe one time I let my finger nails grow out, it drove me crazy b/c I could never get my nails exactly right. If there even a hint of roughness of my fingernails I would pick at them until I eventually bit the whole thing off. I have also tried nail polish- doesn't work either.
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