im 20 and ive been eating my finger skin all my life.


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March 09, 2012

well,i'm 19 and i too have been eating my fingers for as long as i remember. I did manage to stop this awful habit two years ago and i succeeded-thanks to constant nail polishing and hair pulling(another thing i'm addicted to).but just few weeks earlier, i ws studying for an important exam and unconsciously started biting again.now, my fingers are peeled off and bleeding again.i feel so frustrated but i've managed to stop this habit before,so i'm sure i'll be able to do it again. Good luck to everyone out there who's trying to stop biting.
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March 14, 2012

i'm 19 too and i'm still biting..it's so embarassing
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 10, 2012

I'm 16 , Turning 17 on April and i been biting off the skin of my fingers ever since i was a child (like 5). I wan't to stop this habit; I've tried but never succeeded. At first i thought i was the only one alone, But now i know i'm not ,and all i wan't is for this to end. Please help
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 10, 2012

Im 15. Ive been picking and biting the skin on the backs of my fingers for as long as i can remember. I hate that it looks so terrible but i just cant stop. Today i found out that the DISEASE this is categorized as, is called Dermatillomania. Ive had a disease all my life and didnt know it until now. Not exactly what i needed to hear
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 11, 2012

Ugh, I do thesame thing... :( I'm only 12 and yet I always chew off the skin around my nails (mostly my thumbs but other fingers too) and eat it. I try to chew gum to stop myself, but I'm not allowed to chew gum in school, and school is where I do it the most. My mom is always pissed at me because it looks so ugly, but I can't help it. So... What I've done to try to stop (it's worked so far) is to put hand sanitizer on ALL THE TIME. That way it tastes nasty and you don't want to do it. I also chew gum whenever I can. I'm doing everything possible so that I can stop. Hope this helps u too. :D
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 12, 2012

I do this with my lip skin! All the time. I will either peel it off and bite it, or just bite it off. It's odd because it just kind of vanishes in my mouth as I bite on it.
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March 14, 2012

Hello,Im gabriel ,18 and I eat away the skin on my first,middle and ring finger just abouve the nails.Im a video game fanatic so I have realized that it alwasys happens when i hit some sort of suspence in my life or during a game.When I go to dances for highschool my three fingers will be unbearable sore and bright red.Now afterabout eight years my three fingers are bright red and theres three massive scar-like sores on them.They wont go away and i still chew on them.Ive tried so many things to help me stop but its not working.From bitter nail stuff,to band-aids,to gum.I have even tryed to infect them so i could just get rid of them.I wont have a problem if thier not thier,ithought,but thats somewhat unethical.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 16, 2012

Hi, I am Bec, 26, and I never used to eat my skin. When I was 12 something happened in my head, and I started scratching at my ears. This subsequentially turned into psoriasis which eventually spread to other areas of my body. This is the first time I've opened up about eating the skin, for I'm terrified I'll be judged by my loved ones for admitting that this is what sustains me when not eating regularly. I also find that I scratch at scabs to create more wounds to "feast from" as they would say. Truth be told, my heart is hammering while I type this. I never knew it was a disorder (though I do have mild OCD tendencies), but I should have a look into it with my doctor, I think :) I really only wanted to write to say THANKYOU to everyone here for sharing your stories, for they've made me feel a lot less weird about my own! Namaste :)
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 17, 2012

I'm 43 and have been picking/biting the skin around my fingers since I can remember. I also lick/bite my lips and when I wear sandals, I pick the skin dry skin on my heels. When I was little I also bit my fingernails (still sometimes do this if a nail is ragged or broken) so bad I lost a thumbnail due to the biting. My lips are constantly dry due to this behavior. I am so glad I found this website and just reading the many stories similar to me has been heartening. I've always been so embarrassed of these behaviors and the visable effects. I start anti-anxiety medication a little over 15 yrs. ago. I know I have anxiety issues. I also found that getting my nails done helps, but I can't always afford this. I try to get the skin around my nails healed and to keep polish on them so I feel better about how they look. I tried to analyze myself and really look at what I get out of this behavior. It certainly doesn't relieve my anxiety and picking the dry skin (vicious cycle, bite/pick, get dry skin, pick it off even though I realize this doesn't get rid of the dryness/roughness). I, too, don't even realize I'm doing it sometimes (watching tv, surfing the web, etc.). I also know that constantly having chap stick on my lips is not necessarily good for my lips but without the chapstick on, I bite/pick my lips more due to the dryness seeming more pronounced without it on. Just wanted to share my story hoping it helps me as well as others who read this and thank you to those who have shared here; I am not alone and I am not a freak!
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 19, 2012

I have been eating/picking the skin on my fingers and mouth since I was literally 3 years old. I am now 13 and I still do. My father also does the same. At first I had started biting my nails but it spread to ingesting the skin and my skin on my fingers are so rough and sore. My fingers look horrible. If I paint my nails I chew it off. Nothing has helped that much. When my parents had gotten I divorce I had started doing it to my toes as well. I would take nail cutters and cut the skin from the bottom of my toes and eat it, which I don't anymore and i don't know how I stopped that but still remain the same with my fingers and mouth. But I have found one thing helpful. My boyfriend and family are constantly trying to get me to stop. Around thanksgiving I went on wikihow and i found a solution on a forum about stopping nail biting, but during that time I was having family troubles and I started again and have been doing it since. And now I do it whenever I'm bored or even subconsciously. I just want to end that habit now.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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March 19, 2012

I just found out that this is a medical condition called Dermatophagia which is closely related to OCD, I advise you guys to look it up on Wikipedia for more information about this...
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April 14, 2012

I am a 42 year old female and I can't believe what I am reading. As long as I can remember since a child, I have picked at my nails, the dry calloused skin on the bottom of my feet (especially my heels). I pick and eat scabs. I will bite and chew on my bottom lip and try to find as big a piece of lip skin that I can find and naw on it till I can get a piece I can pull with my fingers or my teeth. I have always thought of myself as some type of freak But after reading a lot of other people doing these habits, I think it is no different then the satisfaction people get from "cutting" or having anorexia, using drugs or drinking alcohol. It's a coping mechanism I think we develop from whatever drives us to doing these things. It's just what we do is considered disgusting and unspeakable. I have NEVER shared this with anybody, including both husbands I have been married to. I do it when I think no one is around. The bottoms of my feet look horrible, but I dont' know how to stop, nor do I really want to. It's just good to know that I am like many other people out there. Thanks to all of you sharing your stories.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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April 29, 2012

hello, im embarrassed to say to myself that i do pick my skin around my fingers. I know that i really need help, but its just hard. I feel bad for my family to watch me because im only 12 years old. I always have anxiety because of school, like testing and then i just completely hurt myself. i have had 1 infection because of my bitting and it made me go to a doctor and everyone was scared. the reason why i am doing this is because i need help and i dont know anyone else who deals with the stuff i do. please if anyone reads this please tell me what works for you that helped. please i would love to see people reply to this.
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May 21, 2012

I havent had an infection yet but im doing this for the same reason as you. In 13 and I can't even remember when I started biting. So far it seems like there have been no solutions. I'm so embarrassed to get my hands wet in front of other people because it shows my habit. I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life but I don't know how to stop. I hope you find some luck :). I'm glad I'm not the only one doing this
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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April 29, 2012

hi there! i'm michelle and i'm 17 years old. i read through the first page of these comments and i feel like i can totally relate with each and every one of you. none of my family members or friends do this and i don't think they would understand the satisfaction of this habit. each time i bite the skin, people just think that i'm biting my fingernails. i haven't ever confided to anyone that i'm biting the skin. when i was in elementary school, i started to bite my nails. i think it was because of a nervous habit. then, as i reached middle school, i stopped and instead began to bite the skin around my nails and eat it. i then started to use the nail clippers to clip off pieces of skin on my toes and eat it. the sad part is that the larger the piece of skin, the more satisfying it is to me. it's embarrassing when people see my fingers because they're red and swollen.... it's even worse when my hands are wet. i think this habit might be related to ocd (for me, at least). whenever i file my nails, i always have to file them until they are perfectly rounded... with no uneven edges. i hate seeing loose pieces of skin on my fingers and toes and i bite/pick at them in order to get rid of them. i then realized that when i did that, the skin would just grow back and the process would repeat itself. i've noticed that as a result of my biting, one of my front teeth is slightly uneven to the other. i also constantly pick at my eyebrows and eyelashes... which is known as trichotillomania (related to dermatillomania). i've tried to occupy myself in order to stop this habit, but it's been really challenging. right now as i'm typing this, my fingers find their way back to my mouth and i start biting. a lot of the comments i've read contained really good advice and i plan to try them out. i hope they work as well for me as they did with you! well, that's my story... thanks for reading! best of luck to you all! :)
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 01, 2012

Im 16 and I've been a "chewer" since I was 9. It has spread to the point where the top of my thumb knuckles are constantly red and swollen. To make matters worse, it has spread to my other finger knuckles too. There are only a few regular looking knuckles left. Everytime I go out in public I have to keep my hands clenched in a fist so people won't stare and ask questions. It is stopping me from making new friends and going out to social events because I am too scared to show everyone my disgusting hands. I am trying a new tip I heard from a doctor and It is having good effects so far. He told me to take a nail filer and smooth down the knuckles until they are red and at the bottom of the skin layer. After a week of doing this every morning they are starting to return to their regular shape and colour. TRY THIS! Finally, good luck to all you fellow sufferers of this HORRIBLE obsession. Good luck, and happy healing!
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July 19, 2012

Thank you for your tip. This is exactly what most people should be doing. I mention you in my latest post. Here it is: Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 01, 2012

I'm 15 and i can't remember when i started biting but I've never even heard of anyone else doing it, i bite my knuckles, to the point where they split and they look so bad and make writing and sport uncomfortable but i just can't stop and my family and friends are always commenting on how bad it looks and it makes my breath stink and i get nervous handing people things, like in shops, in case they notice, also I've noticed if it's getting to an exciting part in a book or movie, I'll bite. Thanks so much, reading that other people do it too makes me feel less abnormal :P p.s i never comment on anything, but i wanted to share XD
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 07, 2012

Hi. I have been a biter for all my life. In fact when I was little my dad used to soak my fingers in vinegar. Gross, I know. I used to just bite my nails but is stopped. I constantly have to paint my nails so I pick the paint off not my nails. After i stopped i started biting the skin off my upper, I am doing it right now actually. I have to constantly put chapstick on. I have tried all types of lipbalm, and chapstick, even lotion. A year ago i started to bite the thick skin at the tips of my thumbs. I later spread to the rest of my fingers. And you can only see when i take a long shower or a bath, but the tops of my fingers are all chewed up and I hate it. I do have a really busy schedule. and I am always busy. but believe in work hard, play/relax hard. It is more of a casual thing now than a stress reflex. my cuticles have completely healed though, and I am proud of that I am not longer getting that skin flaking of of them. But i can stop biting. When I found this site, I was so filled with joy.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 08, 2012

My name is Kevan and im 17. I've been chewing my fingers since i can remember... I've attempted at trying to quit a tremendous amount of times and its proven to be no use, especially since i take 70mg vyvance(ADHD meds{amphetamines}) and its honestly the most satisfying nervous tick. sometime i bite off all of the skin around my thumb, literally the entire top and back of my thumbs, and it will occasionally bleed. I moved onto biting my nails but that only lasts so long since now i have no nails and on top of that, my nails are half the size they should be and i will peel strips of the nail of kinda of like layers and now alot of them have dents and crevices and bumps and its just all messed up. But, I find it comforting to have found this site and more people with this issue. I have always been known for biting at my hands and it really is a nasty habit...hell i was burned severely on the palm of my hand and the scar is now excess skin and i always bite and eat that too...why is it so damn satisfying? hmm...well anyways, happy to share! thanks.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 14, 2012

I am 17 years old and I have been biting my fingers since I was about 10 years old.. I thought that I was the only person in the world with this problem until I looked into it more. This habit has really affected my day to day life and especially in sports. I am an avid golfer and I have to put bandaids on all of the fingers I chew on because if I don't they Will crack and start bleeding golf along with basketball football any sport where your hands come into play. I have stopped biting for about a year and then it just starts right back up. I hope to shake the habit again soon.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 18, 2012

Hello.So glad to have found this site. I always felt like I was the only person who did this. I don't bite my nails. What I do is bite my knuckles. Ive done this since I was 10 years old and I am 27 yrs old now. A LONG time!! It is a nervous habit for sure. It also feels very satisfying. I bite off the little knuckle hair and the skin to wear my skin splits open and it bleeds. On my left hand i chew on my pinky and ring finger (which sucks because I was so worried about when I got married and didn't want any closeup photos of my hands with my wedding ring) On my right hand I chew on my pinky and the pointer finger. I never have chewed on my thumbs. and in the past I chewed on other fingers too but as of now its just those fingers I chew on. I always get embarrassed whenever people see my hands. i get nervous when someone at a salon wants to use a new lotion on my hands. They always say "what happened to your fingers?!" I just say its ezema because I am not about to tell some stranger that I bite my fingers! I feel like its made my hands look so much older and just gross. if I didnt have this issue I would have nice hands. I will share with you that I do have general anxiety disorder, depression and at some points panic disorder. Ive always been a nervous person. It sucks a lot. I am on an anti depressant and a benzo. I notice when I am at my happiest I don't bite as much. Thanks for reading and for sharing your stories.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 19, 2012

I have been biting my skin around my finger since I was in fifth grade. It all started with this idea that doing so would make me stronger. I used to wrap ribbons around my fingers so they wouldn't feel so sore and rough but then I would pick through the ribbons. My mom and my brother bite and eat their skin off of their fingers as well. I wear bandaids on all my fingers to help me not do this and because they hurt so bad some times but then, just like the ribbons, I pick the bandaids.. I am embarrassed to hand people things and I work in health care so I get worried about all kinds of things in that subject. I love to eat the skin it makes me feel so good to peel off a big chunk and chew it. It feels good on my fingers and if I don;t pick my fingers feel too tight or like they have too much skin on them. I know this sounds totally wacked.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 20, 2012

I'm 20 & since my parents divorce back when I was a 5 year old kid I've always had the nervous habit of basically picking at the skin around my fingers & toes. At one point the anxiety of the whole situation got me so badly I'd be eating the skin at every hard point on both my hands and be biting my nails down to the point it looked like I had no nails whatsoever. It looked like I had a really skin condition and no one would want to hang around me. I changed my habits eventually and now I just eat the skin and nails on my fingers. But they look so gross and there's so little I can do. My father, while I was growing up, tried putting this foul tasting varnish on my nails to stop me from biting - but I still did it! I was so intent on biting my nails to the point they bled. I could never really get into playing basketball at school, which is something I really liked playing, because the nails would be so weak they'd break open making the delicate skin open to air causing great amounts of concentrated pain. But to this day I still bite. I really want to stop & just have normal hands. When I bite now I just bite to make them look relatively even but they just end up worse. There's got to be some kind of remedy for all of this because not even the strongest will will stop me from this habit I so desperately despise.
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 21, 2012

It's very comforting to hear other people go through the same issue as me. I started out biting my fingernails only, and then it spree to the tips of my fingers and now all the way den to my first knuckle. I keep telling myself I need to stop but I never can. Whenever my hands get wet, it becomes very obvious I have been biting my fingers, making it embarrassing to get my nails done or go swimming with my friends. I've tried soaking my fingers in stuff but nothing seems to work and I can't even talk about this with my friends or family (I am currently 13). I know it's a gross habit and I really want to stop. If anyone knows of any solution, PLEASE HELP!!
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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May 24, 2012

My post from similar topic* "I've been biting my fingers for few years if not a decade. I have not touched my fingers now for 4 days you know how!?!?! On our local news station they talked about "Flesh Eating Bacteria" I started to do research on this topic and found out that if you have a small scrape or scar this bacteria can attack you and you either die or have your arms or legs amputated. I naturally freaked out and told my self that I can stop. And so I did.. If you want to stop biting your fingers etc read up on "Flesh Eating Bacteria" and I'm pretty sure this will make you stop. My 0.02 cents =)"
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June 06, 2012

I have been eating at my cuticles for a while, not sure how long, but I'm 15 now and I have been trying to stop. If you want motivation to stop, I got a wart virus into the open sores on my fingers, and there were huge warts around my finger nails. It was horrible and they were impossible to get rid of. The only solution that worked was to get a shot in my fingers to kill the virus. It hurt so bad. My mom always yells at me and says "You're going to get warts again!" I just can't stop, I think no that won't happen again. I NEED to stop. Just last week a girl was like "What's wrong with your nails?" I was embarrassed and didn't know what to say. My fingers look all gross when they get wet and its embarrassing. I don't want my fingers to be all red and inflammed forever! My goal is to stop this summer and I'm going to first try putting clear nail poish around my cuticles and putting vinegar on my fingers every morning. It's good to know there's others with the same problem, and good luck to everyone!
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara
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July 19, 2012

Hi, I went on this site about 6 months ago and was stunned to see how many people did the exact same thing as myself. I went to a psychologist to try and stop and she told me I'd probably never stop biting my fingers. I couldn't accept that and I didn't go back. I found a CURE!!!! It's been over 2 moths and I haven't biten. My fingers are healed and my compulsion dissolved within 2 days. Have you ever heard of energy medicine or energy psychology? Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T. is what dissolved my compulsion. All in all it took 15 minutes and I haven't had the urge to do it since. I read on this site a tip that some girl gave about using a nail file and filing the skin on your fingers in the direction it grows. I started doing that. It made it much easier but really it wasn't hard at all. I want everyone to try this. I also healed an old knee injury, have been losing weight AND have been treating my husbands fibromyalgia so he is free of pain. This is no joke. This works. I am now studying to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and hope to spread these techniques as far as I can. So, I can't explain it in writing but if you go to youtube and search EFT for compulsive behaviors you will find a wealth of information. The idea is that you tap on certain accupuncture points on the body while saying out loud phrases to reset your subconscious. The way I describe it is that my conscious brain and subconscious brain finally had the same intention and the electromagnetic pulse from the tapping is what made that connection. PLEASE go and help yourself. It will be the best thing you could ever do. I suffered from this disorder for 34 years and in two days it was GONE! POOF! I had so much guilt and shame attached to this compulsion and it rippled into the rest of my life. A weight has been lifted. I never thought I would see my hands like this. I am a new person. It seems very silly at first but keep an open mind and do it anyway. It's not the type of thing you have to believe in for it to work. If you do it it will work. Peace and Love Cara

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