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biting my tongue when i speak

50 Year old male who speaks for a living. last year started biting my tongue during speech only on the right side toward the rear. on occasion on the left side. rarely any blood but seems to be swelled an comes and goes. salt water gargle seems to help a bit . salt toothpaste doesnt really help. mouthwash DOES seem to help but my girl who is a PA in dermatology seems to think it may be contact dermatitis to mint so i'm trying to eliminate it from my mouth. I'm sure im not the only one out there with this.

HELP

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Got the same problem as well.

Sometimes can't be bothered to talk because of it.

I think this is a little bit weird.

What does other fibro members think?

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I don't think this is fibro!

Off to the dentist with you asap - they are the specialists in all things oral, and a badly aligned bite is probably the cause of this problem!

It shouldn't be too difficult to improve :)

Moffy x

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Okey dokey will get on the case Moffy

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thanks for your thoughts on this moffy x, but i've been to the dentist. They couldn't find anything and even had some kind of oral cancer light that she put in my mouth. alignment seemed fine and the dentist could not find anything. maybe someone else has some additional input or a solution that they dealt with

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Hi, this happens to me to, i have some days where i seem to talk with a lisp because my toungue is so sore and swollen. I bite it a lot in my sleep too :(

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how do you counteract it?

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Hi Crispinto I tend to wakeup chewing on my tongue no idea why, dr puts it down to Fibro dentist puts it down to tender gum, says the my gums can only put up with me grinding my teeth for so long then my brain tells me to chew on the next nearest, thing hope you get a diagnoses of some sort soon, I know its the not knowing that weighs on us that causes our stress well it does for me, good luck and gentle hugs. Sithy

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as far as i can tell it does not happen when i sleep. i wear a mouthpiece for grinding/clentching when i sleep. only happens when i talk

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Hi Crispinto I used to have one but have ground holes in it so am going to have to see dentist again that's the fifth one now next will have to be tougher,I also chew it during the day but don't notice it as much I also chew inside of my mouth, if I carry it on much longer there will be no me left as I will have eaten myself lol still hope you get some answers gentle hugs. Sithy

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It could be an unconscious process of feeling under confident in what you have to say. If it has come on recently try to think of when it started and what might have happened to you about that time. If you can reconcile the initial trigger it will go away providing it is not a medical problem. Quite often our body gives us literal messages, such as "gut feelings" "found that difficult to swallow" etc. Louise Hay wrote a book called Heal Your Body A-Z that explains this phenomenon and I find it very accurate and appropriate.

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one thing i do not lack is confidence in what i'm saying.

I eat organics as much as possible, no pills or meds, no smoking, ....a picture of health.

if only i can stop biting my tongue

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I have had fibromyalgia for several years now but only in the last year did I start to bite my tongue. Has nothing to do with my feelings. It has to be something else. The one thing in common so far looks like the fibromyalgia. I only seem to have it in the evening. What a mystery!! I do love Louise Hay's books but I don't think this is that.

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Hi, I often bite mine when I eat, it does seem too wide if that makes sense. The back is

badly bitten. My dentist hasn't had any advice to offer but in the past I have worn a splint

when sleeping because of grinding teeth and jaw pain. The tongue itself has teeth indentations around it, I also have a problem with involunary swallowing, and quite often

I can choke, even on saliva.

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whats a splint?

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Hi Chrispinto! It's only a sort of posh name for a mouthguard.

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hi wobblybee !!

is it a pro mouthguard or did you do what i did and get one from the sporting goods store and form it myself

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Supplied by dentist. I bite the inside of my cheeks as well. Sore!

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I do that forever choking on saliva mum used to have same problem, I also have teeth indetatinon around my tongue used to think that was normal till now the choking thing. Gentle hugs Sithy

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Well according to Moffy it has something to do with alignment In the mouth.

She says it's definitely nothing fibro, but I tend to disagree here.

Lets face it us fibro sufferers get some strange symptoms that would appear unrelated

To fibro.

You only have to read the blogs to see that!!

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Well according to Moffy it has something to do with alignment In the mouth.

She says it's definitely nothing fibro, but I tend to disagree here.

Lets face it us fibro sufferers get some strange symptoms that would appear unrelated

To fibro.

You only have to read the blogs to see that!!

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I didn't say it's definitely not fibro, but it isn't one of the regularly mentioned symptoms, and deserves investigation.

If the dentist can't advise, I am at a loss as to what else to suggest. Hope someone can come up with an answer.

Moffy x

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thanks everyone

i signed into this site because i googled the question " i keep biting my tongue when i talk"

i'm not even sure what fibro is and i'm pretty sure i don't have it.

has any one that suffered from this quit?

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just made an appointment for the dentist so i'll post some more on this subject thursday afternoon

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