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Chewing the skin around my fingers (Gross I know)


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#1 constant_pull

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:08 PM

I've had the habit since I was around 12. I do it pretty much sub-consciously and I'm basically addicted to the feeling. It will even get to the point where I bite the skin down far enough to bleed. I don't even really feel the pain anymore, I think it's a channel for my anxiety. I've seen other people with fingers like mine. I guess I'm not alone?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

You're not alone.

 

I chew my fingertips constantly. Sometimes I bite my thumbs.

Sometimes I bite my wrists.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

I do that all the time!

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:39 PM

Oy, I doubt it could be considered disorder-level for me, but I used to do this with every finger, ripping skin and nail. I chew on the insides of my cheeks and lip and even chew the skin off of my lip to the point where it looks red and irritated. But again, probably not a disorder, just bad habits I've yet to kick to the curb.
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:35 PM

Dude I do this all the time. I don't know if I'd label mine as a disorder, it's more of a nervous habit. I'm glad I'm not alone though.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 06:20 AM

For me it's a nervous habit as well. Like when its finals week at college I pretty much bleed all over my finals from ripping off the skin so much. Whenever I go to the salon to get my nails done, the ladies are like "oh my god what happened here??"

So yeah.

I really like it. Specially when the skin gets irritated and it really hurts (the pain is awesome). Also I like it when it bleeds.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

I do this, although it's definitely more of a bad habit than a disorder with me.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:34 AM

I'm so glad someone else does this too.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:53 PM

I do this to the point of bleeding- but as an anxiety coping thing, not at all an eating disorder. I chew my lips & cheeks until they bleed, too.
It's just involuntary whenever I get nervous or my anxiety is acting up.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

I do this constantly, my fingers are always bloody and sore and raw



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:08 PM

Dermatophagia. Sometimes called "Wolf Biters."

It can be classified as an OCD tendency.. I guess.

 

Have had it for years. Goes with the anxiety. Didn't even know it was a "thing" until recently.

My fingers are disgusting.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:13 PM

Wont let me link stuff, so I guess just Google it.

 

You'll be like "Whoa! They're talking about me!" and "Whoa! That guy's fingers look just like mine!"


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:14 PM

Dermatophagia. Sometimes called "Wolf Biters."

It can be classified as an OCD tendency.. I guess.

 

Have had it for years. Goes with the anxiety. Didn't even know it was a "thing" until recently.

My fingers are disgusting.

I do this - biting my hands and fingers, my lips/inside of my cheek, and have bad scars from picking at my face.

I've heard the term dermatophagia, but never "wolf biters"

So I'm a wolf biter?...never knew I sounded so fucking cool! B)


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

It's definitely an anxiety habit I have, along with picking the skin on my lips. I pick my lips and bite the skin around my fingers till it bleeds as well :(



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:23 PM

I do this - biting my hands and fingers, my lips/inside of my cheek, and have bad scars from picking at my face.
I've heard the term dermatophagia, but never "wolf biters"
So I'm a wolf biter?...never knew I sounded so fucking cool! B)


Ha I know right. Combined with the fact I have my period during the full moon, I'm totally a werewolf.

I actually kinda really want help for it.
Nothing seems to work. Icky nail polish, gloves, nothing.
My family always makes fun of me for it, saying stuff like "Oh, do your finger taste good? Let me try! Oh, is your pinky your favorite?"
I have no idea how my boyfriend can even hold my hand. They are so gross looking and feeling.

But what, you just go to the doctor and be like, "Hey so I eat my hands."
And they'll be like, "Have you tried not doing that?"
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But I know what it's like to want to die.

How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't.

You hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside."

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#16 Dammit Janet

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

Wow. Looking at my fingers is making me want to cry.

They're so red and bloody and callused. I look like I have a flesh-eating disease or something.

I've ruined them.


"I will never know what it was like to be her.

But I know what it's like to want to die.

How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't.

You hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside."

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 06:35 PM

Oy, I doubt it could be considered disorder-level for me, but I used to do this with every finger, ripping skin and nail. I chew on the insides of my cheeks and lip and even chew the skin off of my lip to the point where it looks red and irritated. But again, probably not a disorder, just bad habits I've yet to kick to the curb.

Nope, not alone at all. I've been biting my nails and fingers and lips and cheeks since I was 4 :rolleyes:

 

My hands look terrible actually, whenever I paint my nails there's just. Barely anything there. And my fingers are always rough around the nails and bleeding everywhere and I have no cuticles. Gorgeous.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'm not at the..Disorder level. Yet.

But I chew around my nails, and my nails. Soo yeah. I've had this since I was young.

My therapist basically said "well just stop" and when I was inpatient they'd punish me if I did it. The fuck.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:27 PM

OMG i do it too. my family used to yell a me for biting my nails, but sometimes it wasnt even about that. I just bit at the skin. yeah... as i type this i realize how gross it sounds, but id swallow too.... i literally ate myself. eww. 


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

i used to do this all the time. never my actual nails though, i could never understand how people could bite their nails. nails are so hard and skin is soft and easy to rip off, haha. my thumb was my favourite. luckily for me it just kind of stopped over time and i didn't even realised i'd stopped unitl one day i suddenly thought 'hey, i used to chew my fingers but i haven't done it in ages!' so i guess mine was just a bad habit




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