I used to grind my teeth also. a hobby is a great idea. I like to sew and it really helps me relax. I also feel so good when i create something.
Also, try to relax as much as possible before sleep. I find a warm bath sometimes helps.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
I am also a grinder and my jaw is actually really bad from years of grinding.
There is a great nightguard out there that prevents BOTH grinding and clenching (the clenching can be very damaging to your jaw) and I have one of these. I hope it is ok to mention it on here, if not I do apologize...it is the NTI Nightguard. Not every dentist makes them but I know if you do a search, you can find one in your area that has them. This has really helped me with jaw problems, as well as migraines that have stemmed from grinding and clenching.
I hope you can also find something to help with your anxiety. I have way too much anxiety! I cross stitch, read, walk, do whatever I can to try to reduce my stress.
Best of luck with everything!