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Tongue biting

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  • Posted By: Debby73
  • December 4, 2006
  • 01:41 PM

I bite the small particles on my tongue when i am nervous or worried about something, i bite that many times that it bleeds. I am a smoker and worried about it in the future. Could you advise why this is? :confused:

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  • It definately sounds like a nervous condition.
    laura1975 3 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 09:41 PM
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  • Is this intentional or unintentional.It could be a B-deficiency. Can't remember which one. I'd advise taking all of them. Cigarette smoking depletes them as well as other vitamins.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 00:17 AM
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  • I have the same problem. Just checking into it for the first time today. I keep thinking that it is a nervous/anxiety condition. I do it so much that my teeth are getting crooked from the stress and pressure. Interesting comment on the vitamin deficiency.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2006
    • 10:48 PM
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  • Having a vitamin B deficiency is probably not the cause of biting your tongue. Oftentimes, biting one's tongue is an emotional outlet in which we can express feelings of anxiety. Helpful advice to prevent further injury is to employ a behaviour that is the opposite of tongue biting (e.g. clenching teeth together). Another option is to find a way to relieve anxiety or stress (e.g. getting some exercise). Likely by replacing that behaviour with a more adaptive coping strategy, you will lessen the probability you will bite your tongue.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 06:39 AM
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  • At First i didn`t think while doing i.it seemed harmless.i thaught that i was the only one mad enough to hurt myself like that.for 3 years i have been doing it.i do it when i`m stressed and or deeply upset.these days its alot more often then usual.i need to stop cause i hate the bleeding but somehow i have come to like the pain.i don` t know if there is something wrong with me but its like i punish myself even if the things going wrong is not my fault.how do i stop this,and get rid of the habit.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 04:03 PM
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  • i feel the same , i have had my deep cuts on the side of my tonuge for years ! i want to makeout but im afraid , i need to know how to heal this. i heard that herbal tea can help if you swish it around for a few minutes everyday:) HOPE THIS HELPED:)
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  • i feel the same , i have had my deep cuts on the side of my tonuge for years ! i want it to be gone in a few days i have had this for way to long.. it burns at somtimes but at others its fine? also some of my taeste buds have like rosen? , i need to know how to heal this. i heard that herbal tea can help if you swish it around for a few minutes everyday or salt water, i have tried it but not everyday so maybe you should try it ..:) HOPE THIS HELPED:)
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