Bad Habits, Biting Nails.
Ayen
Aug 10 2007, 10:32 AM
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Since I was a kid I always bit my nails to the point where it hurts. Once I picked up the guitar this habit really became a problem as playing started to hurt. A year later, I still bite my nails, despite trying to quit. Has anyone else had this issue, or something similar that prevented you from playing?

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JVM
Aug 10 2007, 10:35 AM
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I don't see how anyone can bite their nails tongue.gif I mean, I've even tried before, just to see what it was like to be a habitual nail-biter but it seemed so awkward and weird, plus I was like, hmm, I better wash my hands before I do this biggrin.gif

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Ayen
Aug 10 2007, 10:41 AM
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My problem is that I really don't realize I'm doing it, so by the time I do realize it, I've already bitten my nail quite a bit, and by then I'm screwed biggrin.gif.

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Aug 10 2007, 10:46 AM
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QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 10 2007, 05:41 PM) *
My problem is that I really don't realize I'm doing it, so by the time I do realize it, I've already bitten my nail quite a bit, and by then I'm screwed biggrin.gif.


Try putting nail polish on, so when you start chewing the taste will wake you up perhaps... I don't know I have never worn nail polish. I can only assume you will taste it, worth a try. Maybe a nice pink?? or even just clear polish. blink.gif

I can't think of anything else, good luck smile.gif

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Ayen
Aug 10 2007, 10:48 AM
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I've tried nail polish remover, as it's got quite a bit of alcohol in it. Turns out my sense of taste isn't doing so well, hehe.

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Hemlok
Aug 10 2007, 10:54 AM
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well nail polish remover isnt going to last, as it is serving its purpose as removing it. you can get clear polish i thought?

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MickeM
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QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 10 2007, 11:48 AM) *
I've tried nail polish remover, as it's got quite a bit of alcohol in it. Turns out my sense of taste isn't doing so well, hehe.

If I'm not wrong theres a special kind of nail polish that taste extrememly bad, esclusively made for nail biters to stop. Check the pharmacy.

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JVM
Aug 10 2007, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 10 2007, 03:56 AM) *
If I'm not wrong theres a special kind of nail polish that taste extrememly bad, esclusively made for nail biters to stop. Check the pharmacy.


laugh.gif biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 10 2007, 05:56 PM) *
If I'm not wrong theres a special kind of nail polish that taste extrememly bad, esclusively made for nail biters to stop. Check the pharmacy.


Haha, well I would like to think so.

I have no problem biting my nails on my fretting hand, but my picking hand. Well I have been trying to grow them for a while to play on my acoustic but not happening. It shouldn't be a hard thing to quit, as Mr. Nike said "just do it"

Have a look for the closest Nail-biters Anonymous meeting in your area. You should be able to get some useful info from them.

Hope you get things sorted Ayen.

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Ayen
Aug 10 2007, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Micke, I'll check the nearest pharmacy tomorrow afternoon as its 5 AM right now.

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Have a look for the closest Nail-biters Anonymous meeting in your area. You should be able to get some useful info from them.


I can see it now, "Hi my name is Ayen and I'm a bite-a-holic"

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"Hi Ayen!"

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I cant says ive ever bitten my nails, but i sure pick my nose too much blink.gif

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well Ayen

i've got the same problem, before i notice it i've already started. but i am trying to stop and up till now its working for me. i'm not using stuff to help me notice. but... well i don't know.. i just don't do it anymore cause it irritated me when i was playing the guitar. but it was hard to stop cause it had become a natural habbit. so good luck with stopping. it feels a lot better when you have normal nales when playing the guitar.

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i used to bite my nails bt nw i use bittrex , it tastes lyk (*&*&#!&*(&#*&(*&(*^(^^*&!^&#%#^!%&^%!&%&^%#&%!) and it put a stop to my nail bitin very quickly

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Yeah, i was a bite-a-holic at age ~6 and my mom(shes a doctor) got this extremely bad tasting nail polish for me and so i didnt enjoy biting my nails anymore.

Just go to your local pharmacy or have a friend go there for you, there is medical treatment for ya, glgl

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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Aug 10 2007, 12:38 PM) *
I cant says ive ever bitten my nails, but i sure pick my nose too much blink.gif

On the bright side, you don't do both - first pick your nose, then bite your nails laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 10 2007, 03:32 AM) *
Since I was a kid I always bit my nails to the point where it hurts. Once I picked up the guitar this habit really became a problem as playing started to hurt. A year later, I still bite my nails, despite trying to quit. Has anyone else had this issue, or something similar that prevented you from playing?



i had your same problem. When i was a kid i used to bite them all the time. And after some time, i was starting to get holes on my nails, like if they were pushed down, i dont know if you understand that. But once i saw that...i stopped, and never bite them again. never.

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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 10 2007, 03:46 PM) *
On the bright side, you don't do both - first pick your nose, then bite your nails laugh.gif


Mmmmm, tasty tongue.gif

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I had that problem when i was a kid! But honestly - i don't remember how i got rid of it! I just stopped!

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