chewing in a bad mood

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chewing in a bad mood

Postby abi » Mon May 31, 2010 8:52 pm

i find when im in a bad or low mood, i bite or chew, i know many people do this, but i do it a lot more than most. i brought a novelty dummy/pacifier at a carnival, and i still use it sometimes when im on my own in my room.
is there anyone else here who does/did something similar, and is it liked to dyspraxia
the way i see it, dyspraxia is an extra hurdle in every race i run, but that extra hurdle, is just extra exercise, so in the end, i will come through stronger.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Mon May 31, 2010 9:47 pm

I sucked my thumb until I was eleven, I bite my nails and I pull my hair when I am very stressed.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Steph » Mon May 31, 2010 10:21 pm

I bite my knuckles when I am very stressed or anxious and, like Esther, I sucked my thumb until I was eleven.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Danni » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:54 am

I need something in my mouth much of the time. At home, I have a dummy. When I'm out, I either eat something, or chew on my hand. When I'm anxious, the chewing turns into biting.

No idea if it's linked to dyspraxia or not.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:52 am

My therapist told me that many people get an urge to put stuff in their mouth when anxious. This is why lots of people bite their nails when stressed. This is also one of the reasons why sometimes people eat much more when they develop anxiety problems (although some people eat much less because anxiety causes nausea.) This is also one of the reasons why smokers have more cigarettes when they go through major stress.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Alice » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:46 pm

I chew most of the time, more when stressed.

When very upset I have been known to bite myself but more for the sensation in my arm then in my mouth.
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Re: chewing in a bad mood

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:38 am

I believe this is called Bruxism and can be caused by excess dopamine. Perhaps stress releases dopamine? Not sure what I could advise other than that.
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