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    I suffer with anxiety and I have always found that chewing gum relieves anxiety symptoms. It give me something to do so I don't feel so jittery, and it obviously cleanses my mouth to make me feel instantly fresher and better.

    However, lately when I don't chew gum my cheeks kind of throb and my jaw aches. I'm guessing it's because I have chewed more and more gum lately. When I tried to sleep last night it was as if my mouth couldn't relax, it was if it needed to chew something. So that is not normal.

    Obviously, I need to cut down, but what alternatives are there to chewing gum? I don't exactly want to chew anything because of the aches, but I need some sort of anxiety relieving habit instead. This may sound such a silly problem, but any constant gum chewer will know how tempting it is to pick up another piece!
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    Oh by the way, I do receive therapy for anxiety, but it's still early days so I do need anxiety relieving things...
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    Have you tried stress balls? They can help,
    Also my best friend suffers from anxiety and she use to use one of these a lot, she said it was really good:

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    Relaxation through meditation, perhaps ?
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