kamrynn

197d

I have a bad addiction to biting my nails due to my anxiety. is there anyway to help reduce how much i bite my nails? my nails look digusting and always hurt and bleed:/

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • LoganLust

    197d

    I did this for years, I also twirl my hair. The only thing that has helped me is grooming and painting my nails, the better they look the more incentive I have to not ruin them

    • kamrynn

      197d

      thank you! ive tried nail polish but i still bite it off, any other suggestions

      • LoganLust

        197d

        they make this stuff you put on your nails that taste horrible. That may help

  • Snapcracklepop

    197d

    The only thing I’ve found ~slightly~ helpful is finding a really good fidget toy that keeps my hands busy. If I’m messing with my tangle toy I can’t bite my nails. But I’ll often just end up putting it down to bite my nails😐

  • tiarasmnt

    197d

    I bit my nail for years. If you can go get acrylics. They are to hard and pretty to bite. Do that about 3 times and try your hardest not to pick or bite them off. They can work with short nails and I didn't thinknit was possible but it is. It worked for me. Hope it works for you🤗

    • Lew_Bear

      197d

      I did the same thing! I got dip nails a couple times in a row and have been able to keep my nails long without biting them since

  • SandraSunshine

    197d

    I will tell you about my wife. Hope this idea can help you too. So my wife has anxiety about a year and a half ago I bout her a chewy. You know the chewies autistic people bit if they have pica? Well my wife bit her nails so much to the point they would bleed. So I got her a chewy to bit on instead and it worked for her.

  • merb

    197d

    Ive found that having acrylics help. There's no way you can bite acrylic nails without breaking your teef. Hope this helps!

    • K_meyer

      195d

      that's not totally true... I have totally bitten off acrylics... lol. I was MAAADDDD at myself. I paid too much to just rip them off a week later.

  • layayaya

    195d

    I found that getting acrylics helped my nails at least because it hurt my teeth to bite them but then I would start picking at the acrylic which became a way worse obsession for me. My pretty acrylic nails always looked horrible within a week. The stuff that tastes bad so you don’t bite your nails doesn’t work, it just makes your lips and teeth taste disgusting too without making you stop biting lol. I usually will chew a piece of gum to keep my mouth busy during times when I’d be wanting to bite my nails

  • Chrissyposi

    195d

    I have been doing this since elementary. What helps me is wearing acrylics. I dont bite when they are on plus I love hearing the sound of them when I type 😂 but if that is not for you, try keeping your hands busy or keeping your arms down. I mean hands on your head, sit on them, get a fidget toy, pencil anything.

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