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(Nine MSN)   News: 100% effective product prescribed to prevent nail biting. Fark: strychnine   (news.ninemsn.com.au) divider line 25
    More: Stupid, prescription bottle, health officers, convulsions  
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2013-08-14 11:35:20 AM  
I'll stick to ass scratching...
 
gja
2013-08-14 11:37:10 AM  
Sounds like they damned sure will stop biting their nails.
Along with breathing, moving and living.
 
2013-08-14 11:37:13 AM  
Does this man run a small motel off the old highway?
 
2013-08-14 11:39:56 AM  
What does it do for chronic consumers of guacamole?
 
2013-08-14 11:41:41 AM  
I'll take it!
 
2013-08-14 11:42:35 AM  
Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But I like the taste
of straight Strychnine
 
2013-08-14 11:45:37 AM  
If your kid won't give up his pacifier a few drops will help.
 
2013-08-14 11:47:15 AM  

CarnySaur: Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But I like the taste
of straight Strychnine


Came for that classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Nffq0bOgE
 
2013-08-14 11:49:01 AM  
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-08-14 11:55:22 AM  
He could have used a homeopathic treatment from crushed peach pits which contain cyanide. This remedy should always be taken past sunset. It is well know that the peach pit after dark is very toxic.
 
2013-08-14 11:59:21 AM  
I said NO salt...
 
2013-08-14 12:03:10 PM  
Don't drive to the pharmacy in a time machine.
 
2013-08-14 12:16:36 PM  
 
2013-08-14 12:41:31 PM  
If Im gonna kill my self with a plant product its gonna involve me chasing the dragon.
 
2013-08-14 12:55:26 PM  
From teh intarwebs: "The tincture of Nux Vomica is often used in mixtures - for its stimulant action on the gastro-intestinal tract. In the mouth it acts as a bitter, increasing appetite..."

Well, that's not what is wanted.

"... The most direct symptom caused by strychnine is violent convulsions ..."

Well, that should stop nail biting for a while.
 
2013-08-14 12:59:49 PM  
I bit my nails for 34 years, then just stopped.  I wasn't even trying.  And I didn't bite them when nervous, mainly just absentmindedly.

/2 years with nails
//yay
 
2013-08-14 01:00:54 PM  
I bet their pulse will be quickinin'.
 
2013-08-14 01:13:34 PM  
I prefer peanuts, when coated in cyanide.

/Poisioning Pigeons in the Park
//Tom Lehrer
///http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY
 
2013-08-14 01:42:20 PM  
Well; they'd stop chewing their nails.
 
2013-08-14 01:49:50 PM  
Came here to see if anyone had any actual good ideas.   The most I've gone is for five days, it drove me nuts.   I have to just about sit on my hands to keep from doing it.
 
2013-08-14 02:36:53 PM  

CruJones: I bit my nails for 34 years, then just stopped.  I wasn't even trying.  And I didn't bite them when nervous, mainly just absentmindedly.

/2 years with nails
//yay


I am very envious of you. I've been trying to stop for around 20 years and I just can't seem to do it.
 
2013-08-14 02:45:29 PM  

Master Jason: CruJones: I bit my nails for 34 years, then just stopped.  I wasn't even trying.  And I didn't bite them when nervous, mainly just absentmindedly.

/2 years with nails
//yay

I am very envious of you. I've been trying to stop for around 20 years and I just can't seem to do it.


Ditto - I'm 32 and have been chewing my fingers as long as I can remember.

CSB: When I was a kid and had just started the habit, my mom tried using a clear-coat of foul-tasting stuff. Tasted bad, but not bad enough, and forgetting to apply it twice every day kind of dulls the impact.
 
2013-08-14 03:45:40 PM  

harlock: Came here to see if anyone had any actual good ideas.   The most I've gone is for five days, it drove me nuts.   I have to just about sit on my hands to keep from doing it.


Personally, I kicked it by just trimming them super short every day as part of my morning routine; I bit mine for over 30 years, it was so automatic that I didn't even realize I was doing it most of the time.  I decided enough was enough one day when I had to switch to 2-finger typing at work because the bloody, infected tips of most of my other fingers were too tender to take the pressure, and my boss noticed and asked me why.

For me, it was a self-perpetuating cycle because biting them always left a jagged edge that needed "tending", so I'd just keep at it until it was simply too painful to keep going.  Once I got a clean enough edge from the constant trimming, it was actually pretty easy to stop and I didn't have to cut them so ridiculously short anymore, just had to become cognizant of the automatic "put finger in mouth" tendency I had developed...the whole "weaning" took about two months total.  Took another two YEARS for them to finally grow in more-or-less normal, I think the nail bed gets scarred and calloused when you bite them as bad as I did, and it takes quite a while to "normalize".

Unless it really is a psychological "nerves" thing, I'd imagine that requires a much deeper "root cause" approach...
 
2013-08-14 05:34:56 PM  
For those asking about how to stop biting their nails, I don't have an exact answer, but the subject did come up in a book I read called The Power of Habit. See if your local library has it and read the first section on individual habits. It might help.
 
2013-08-15 12:11:23 PM  
 
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