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Re: Medication for nail biting

Posted by llurpsienoodle on September 15, 2008, at 18:37:30

In reply to Medication for nail biting, posted by hitman60 on September 15, 2008, at 14:13:25

I was just doing some research on this stuff. I have a whole spectrum of compulsive activities, like skin-picking, cuticle picking, etc.

Some folks have placed these behaviors on the OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) spectrum, and currently some SSRI's are indicated. Paxil being one of them that I remember off the top of my head.

Like any SSRI treatment, it takes weeks to kick in, and may not even work. I take zoloft (and wellbutrin and lamictal --BPII), and it hasn't been helping.

Mine comes and goes. I stopped biting the nails 10 years ago, when I had this devastating crush on a guy and wanted to avoid feeling disgusted with myself.

The other ones have been harder to kick.

Ointments, gloves, etc.

you know the drill. There are some cognitive behavior, and habit replacement therapies out there too. (homework, ugh)

you're not alone...





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