Tongue Biting

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Tongue Biting

Postby JStanz on April 5th, 2013, 10:52 am

Hello Everyone,

It seems like tongue biting is common amoung folks with health aniexties. I have been biting the side of my tonue while talking for a weeks now (seems to get worse when I think about it). Does anyone know if this is a sign of bulbar als? I have no speech or swallowing issues that I know of.

On a good note, twitching has gone away for 2 months now :)

Thanks,

Joe
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Re: Tongue Biting

Postby MarioMangler on April 5th, 2013, 12:43 pm

Tongue biting isn't just common for anxious people, it is common for everyone. And then you get into a vicious cycle where your tongue is swollen and bigger so you bite it more, and it just repeats. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just eat and talk slower for a while and give your tongue a chance to recover.
BFS FAQ:
1. No, that's not bulbar
2. No, the location doesn't matter
3. Yes, we have all had that symptom
4. No, you're not the exception
5. No, that's not ominous
6. No, you don't need an EMG
7. Yes, you will be fine
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