Tongue / inside of mouth crewing and biting...HELP...
How can I stop biting my tongue? I mean literally biting my tongue until it bleeds. Why do I do this?
I started biting my inner cheeks about 10 years ago (16 or so), then I switched to biting my tongue about 6 months to a year ago.
I'll do it absentmindedly: at work, while driving, watching a movie, everywhere BUT when Im sleeping.
Sometimes I'll focus on it, trying to find that perfect spot on my tongue for my teeth to grab. I'm not really conscious of the fact that I'm biting my tongue again but it's more like I'm just intensely focused on the precision of the practice.
Sometimes I'm able to catch myself doing it, and I stop. Sometimes I catch myself doing it and I just try harder to find that spot to bite. I'll do this until my tongue bleeds or is swells up and hurts so much, I cant eat...
I don’t do drugs, not on any medications, not a heavy drinker (one beer a night), my diet it good, I jog regularity.... I am at a loss.
What's the best way to finally stop doing this to myself? I drives me nuts... but I cant stop doing it.
I just registered my account today, so if I have posted this in the wrong section please let me know and I will remove and repost. I just need an answer as to how I curb this fixation.
Last edited by SteveoM26; 02-16-2009 at 04:05 PM.