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Old 05-08-2013, 10:59 PM
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finger lickn good

Here's one for you...
I've been biting my fingernails since I was a little kid.
I'm now 46 and still chomping at them, most times I'm not even aware I'm doing it.
I would like to stop this...but it seems uncontrollable.

Any thoughts as to why I do this ? Can I stop ?

As day 19 sober approaches, this has been on my mind.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:10 PM
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Gman, I would keep enjoying those fingers for now. Get some more sobriety under your belt.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:12 PM
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Well that wasn't very helpful Mirage, thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:19 PM
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All I am saying is that it might be extra hard to quit biting your nails so early in sobriety. Like people who try to quit smoking and drinking at the same time. I would focus on the drinking for now, and worry about your nail biting a little more down the road.

But, if you are dead set on quitting now, I don't really have any advice for you, sorry
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:21 PM
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I hear ya.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:23 PM
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Go to the drug store and look for the 'stuff' that can be put on a child's thumb to help them stop 'sucking their thumb.'

Many years ago now, I bought 3 bottles, one for home, one for work and one for my purse. I put that stuff on all my fingers, and every time my hands got wet, whether I washed them or not i put more on.

It worked for me. It broke that 'habit' I had of putting my fingers to my mouth and then biting my nails. It took about 3 or 4 months before I tried a day here and there without the hot pepper sauce taste of the OTC medicine. And I didn't bite my nails on those days, so at about 5 months I stopped using it.

As I said that was many many years ago now, and to this day I get compliments on my nails, lol

You can do this!

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:28 PM
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I'll give it a shot...Thanks Laurie.
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Hot sauce not unless you like hot sauce
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