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I started biting again, after 10+ years. I tried the acrylic trick that worked last time, but my nails are so weak they like to rip....so i just "help" them along. Nail, cuticle, I do it all. Does anyone know where I can get that icky tasting nail polish?

Off the band wagon,
Susan
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I started biting again, after 10+ years. I tried the acrylic trick that worked last time, but my nails are so weak they like to rip....so i just "help" them along. Nail, cuticle, I do it all. Does anyone know where I can get that icky tasting nail polish?

When I was a kid old enough to stop biting my fingernails, my parents got a product named "Thum" or some such thing. Anyhow, it was cayenne pepper or something like that in a suitable binder. The idea was that I got my fingernails painted with that and whenever I put them in my mouth, I would take them out right away. It did not work.

1.) I did not mind the taste. Tabasco sause is too mild and has to much vinagre. I prefer "After Death" or "Dave's Gourmet Insanity Sauce."

2.) Whenever I stuck my fingers in my eyes, it hurt like ^#((.

Perhaps they should have tried to find out why I was so shy, anxious, depressed, etc., but they did not take enough interest in me or my sisters to even notice the problems we had.

I have gotten a little better at it over the last year.

1.) I am 65. I have a friend who was 7 last Friday. She was trying to stop biting her fingernails and toenails. I do not bite my toenails: I just break them off. So we are having a contest to see who can go the longest without biting. I am ahead. I still break off my toenails, but not my fingernails.

2.) What I do is trim my fingernails every other day short enough so I cannot easily bite them. I am not sure why this does not work on toenails.
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Does anyone know where I can get that icky tasting nail polish?

CVS has some stuff that I am using right now...called "No Bite It" -- really just Bite It with a circle around it and a slash through the words. The taste is bad, but you can get used to it. The key thing is that the taste should keep you from biting long enough for the nails to get stronger.

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CVS has some stuff that I am using right now...called "No Bite It" -- really just Bite It with a circle around it and a slash through the words. The taste is bad, but you can get used to it. The key thing is that the taste should keep you from biting long enough for the nails to get stronger.


THanks...I looked in a Rite Aid and didn't see anything. Is it in the nailpolish aisle at CVS, or some other aisle? Thanks! Mine look hideous.

Susan
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Is it in the nailpolish aisle at CVS, or some other aisle?

It was with the other nail care stuff. If you have any trouble finding it, I'm sure the pharmacist could tell you where to look...

After using it for a month (while away on business) on one hand, my wife was blown away by how good those nails look. Now I'm working on my right hand one nail at a time. I know I cannot stop all of them at once, so I'm taking it slowly...

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