Ouch!! I bit my tongue!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/31/2006 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
For the past couple of days, I have repeatedly bit my tongue. It started with the sides, then just this afternoon, I bit the end while chewing gum. It's like my tongue is swollen or too slow to get out of the way of my teeth. I've now got sores all around the sides and end from biting it. I'm having to be careful because it really hurts.

I have had slurred speech for the past two months, and problems with my tongue and lips feeling thick and clumsy, but I'm not sure if that's related to this problem.  I've also been having problems swallowing medications for the past couple of days. They keep getting hung in my throat so that I almost choke on them. (And these are the same pills that I have been taking for over a year now with no problems.)

Has anyone else had problems like this? Or am I just a masochist? And is there anything I can do to prevent further bites (other than muzzling myself!)
Thanks and hugs,

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 7/31/2006 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa,
I'm assuming you have MS, is this right?  Swallowing and chewing problems as well as slurred speech can be assosiated with MS, you need to talk with your doc about this.  I've read that going to a speech pathologist can correct some of that.  Also, the doc can do tests to rule things out.  Be really careful and intentional about your chewing! :-)
Michelle ><>
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   Posted 7/31/2006 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It probably is all related - -sounds like the muscles that operate your mouth aren't working properly right now.

The problem is, of course..once you bite your tongue, (or the inside of your cheek, a place I'm constantly biting) it becomes a bit swollen, so in the way even more. about the only "cure" is to be extra vigilant when you eat, and try hard to not bite it again until it heals. Chewing gum is probably NOT a good idea, as you tend to do that casually, without thought, and when the tongue is already sore, it'll get re-bit for sure.

If you're chewing gum because of a dry mouth, sucking on a hard candy (sugar free) might help.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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