Biting... Need Help?

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Biting... Need Help?

Postby age1600 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:24 pm

Ok, I really need help with my biting, its getting bad! My bf has bruises all over his arms and hands, i have deformed knuckles due to it. I'm biting my hand as I type this, between every pause I bite! Somebody said its due to sensory, somebody said its due to anxiety, somebody said its stimming, somebody said its due to ticcing and tourettes. Ok I have to bite, and can't control it, I literally bite everything! I bite remote controls, walls, pillows, blankets, phones, pens, hands, arms, legs, fingers, literally anything that comes in touch with my mouth. My dentist has a file on me that says "beware of biting" yes weird aint it? I bite the dentist at least once everytime i go there. Anything that comes between my teeth i chomp down. I've been known to draw blood, one doctor told me i have a jaw of a pitbull, i lock down, and he said the strength in my mouth is scary, ive been known to break glass, broke a bone in my finger, grinding some of my teeth down, bite through steel, its crazy. My autism specialist saids it probably a combination of sensory, needing that feeling of something between my teeth and a tic, because i cant control it! I thought it was due to anxiety, but i always do it 24-7 so who knows lol.

What I've done to help it? I've tried vibrating teething sensory ring which i already broke, other teething rings that ive snapped in half, gum which i choked on haha, tried not biting, holding it in, and maybe lasted 5 seconds before i literally go crazy with a headache which usually follows a meltdown afterwards, tried thinking of something else to get my mind of it, nope still found myself biting myself. Tried every kind of biting toy out there, and literaly bit it to pieces in literally minutes! Even my autism specialist, psychologist, neurologist, the OTs,PTs, Recreational therapists I'm around allll the time are out of ideas! Now usually i go on with my life, but my poor bf suffers, and my hands and arms suffer as well. My bf can't even move sometimes because the pain i inflict into him, and when he tries to get me to let go, i can't, and i dont want to hurt him or me, and he knows its not intentionally or nasty, something is wrong :o :huh: ! Anybody got any suggestions? I'm so desperate for once, that im going to post this on every site I've been on!
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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby eScential » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:53 pm

I only bite knuckles and rarely other parts, never others nowadays. I do understand the urge as I drew blood many times early in life. I used a dog toy, but not recently. Some ar made for pit bulls. could you get BoTox in the muscle at least for dental?
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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby age1600 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:15 pm

eScential wrote:I only bite knuckles and rarely other parts, never others nowadays. I do understand the urge as I drew blood many times early in life. I used a dog toy, but not recently. Some ar made for pit bulls. could you get BoTox in the muscle at least for dental?


Yea see i did find a dog toy i literally chewed to pieces, but my dog was soo mad at me, i stole it from him lol it was his christmas present but since it made a fun noise and good to chew on, i took it :lol: , eventually he took it back and chew it too pieces. Now the prob is, they dont make them that way anymore, and my mother doesnt know where she bought it :? . As for the botox, i should check into that, that might help, thanks :bounce: !
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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby eScential » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:25 pm

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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby age1600 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:35 pm

eScential wrote:I found it!
:hail:
http://www.politicalpettoys.com/


lol, thats funny, i think i might buy one of those for my dogs haha, as for me, it has to make a certian noise haha, yes weird aint it haha
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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby eScential » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:49 pm

a search brougt me this cure of night use
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Re: Biting... Need Help?

Postby alin0s » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:26 pm

age1600 wrote:Ok, I really need help with my biting, its getting bad! My bf has bruises all over his arms and hands, i have deformed knuckles due to it. I'm biting my hand as I type this, between every pause I bite! Somebody said its due to sensory, somebody said its due to anxiety, somebody said its stimming, somebody said its due to ticcing and tourettes. Ok I have to bite, and can't control it, I literally bite everything! I bite remote controls, walls, pillows, blankets, phones, pens, hands, arms, legs, fingers, literally anything that comes in touch with my mouth. My dentist has a file on me that says "beware of biting" yes weird aint it? I bite the dentist at least once everytime i go there. Anything that comes between my teeth i chomp down. I've been known to draw blood, one doctor told me i have a jaw of a pitbull, i lock down, and he said the strength in my mouth is scary, ive been known to break glass, broke a bone in my finger, grinding some of my teeth down, bite through steel, its crazy. My autism specialist saids it probably a combination of sensory, needing that feeling of something between my teeth and a tic, because i cant control it! I thought it was due to anxiety, but i always do it 24-7 so who knows lol.

What I've done to help it? I've tried vibrating teething sensory ring which i already broke, other teething rings that ive snapped in half, gum which i choked on haha, tried not biting, holding it in, and maybe lasted 5 seconds before i literally go crazy with a headache which usually follows a meltdown afterwards, tried thinking of something else to get my mind of it, nope still found myself biting myself. Tried every kind of biting toy out there, and literaly bit it to pieces in literally minutes! Even my autism specialist, psychologist, neurologist, the OTs,PTs, Recreational therapists I'm around allll the time are out of ideas! Now usually i go on with my life, but my poor bf suffers, and my hands and arms suffer as well. My bf can't even move sometimes because the pain i inflict into him, and when he tries to get me to let go, i can't, and i dont want to hurt him or me, and he knows its not intentionally or nasty, something is wrong :o :huh: ! Anybody got any suggestions? I'm so desperate for once, that im going to post this on every site I've been on!


From the way you describe your biting problem it more than likely spells out a sensory issue. Though i do not know since I have no idea if you are going through hard times. Are you feeling plain agitated and doing this to stay calm, if so do something else that calms you. Like if you like deep pressure, I know I do, go steal your brothers wetsuit "skin" thing and wear that for a while. If you must chew on something you may want to elect to go to a company that makes these sensory chew thingys and ask them to make a custom heavy duty one for you.

Hope we can all collaborate and figure out a way to get this to stop or be mitigated.
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