I've been blessed with lovely fingernails. The rest of me might be falling apart, but for some reason, I have healthy fingernails that grow quickly and evenly. They get pretty long, but if I break or chip one, I just cut them off and start over. Well, we were scheduled to fly to a fancy wing-ding for my husband's company and I got a snaggy nail so I cut them off. He was like, "What did you do that for? Why didn't you just get it fixed?"
So...he gave me money to go get nail tips and acrylic and they looked pretty good except for the fact that my fingers hurt so bad that I couldn't sleep that night. I was crying. I had never felt that kind of pain in my fingers. I called the salon the next day and she said that because I have such thin fingers and narrow nails, the pain was likely because the glue and everything were pulling my own nails to fit the shape of the tips, not vice versa.
I will never do that to myself again.
I certainly admire how nice nails look when they're done but the pain wasn't worth it to me.
Take some ibuprofin. Try soaking in ice water. Try keeping your hands elevated until the throbbing goes down.
I don't know what to tell you to do. I just remember wanting those things ripped off of me as soon as humanly possible.
It may be that after keeping them up it gets less painful. I didn't stick with it long enough to find out.
I hope you feel better soon!
My son's birthday was yesterday.