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Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by Concernedgal, May 20, 2017.

  1. Concernedgal
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    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot_2017-05-20-17-12-42-1.png I never would imagine that something this simple could help wit anxiety. Chewing gum.
     
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    Would you ever have thought it? I wonder if it would work for me? I think I will try this and see, next time I manage to get out I will get some gum and see if it works. I think today's research is amazing, the things they find.
     
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    Yep. It worked for me. I tried it and it gave me energy when usually I have none
     
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    I'm getting a shopping delivery towards the end of this week so I'm going to put it on the list. I'll let you know if it works for me!
     
  5. ChrisLeJune

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    It said it's about choosing a new path, I think it meant CHEWSING hahaha
     
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    That's cute. Lol. Experts believe that chewing releases sarotonin. That' what makes a gluton love food.
     
  7. janemariesayed
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    Sometimes I might eat just for the sake of it even if I'm not hungry. Even if I eat something that is not so yummy I can feel a bit better so I bet it is like you say, just the chewing motion.
     
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    It is because I am exactly the same way.
     
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    Hiya Offrunner, nice to meet you. I did get some gum and chew it alot now. But I am still getting flashbacks which throw me into an attack. I think it is the chewing that helps. Chewing helps to bring you into the hear and now.
     
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    Hmm... Now I think that chewing can even aggravate the problem. Such a reverse effect... Anyway I'll try to do it with smth like rice flakes (I suppose gum still isn't good for the stomach and throat). I will later publish my scientific observations for the community :)
     
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    Now I've got smth to tell: IDK... I am not sure whether it works or not, but, you know, I can't have so much flakes! :) They aren't as low-calorie as seem to be. Chewing gum is not a method too (it irritates the throat).
     
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    When I eat I still get flashbacks. Nothing seems to stop memories from flashing into my head and in front of my eyes.
     
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  14. Peacelily
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    I always chew gum when I get anxious. But the side effect for me is all the air I gulp while chewing gum, gets trapped in my gut so I end up belching a lot when I'm anxious and feeling bloated. I may have to find another non-medication self-soothing technique since chewing gum gives me gas.
     
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    I've run out of gum now, but I was still getting flashbacks anyway. It makes me burp too @Peacelily :p and I don't like the taste after a while.
     
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    Last night I chewed an entire pack of gum (belched a lot!), went for a walk, drank chamomile tea, took a warm bath, wrote in a gratitude journal, did some deep breathing and self talk, and THEN felt better. Sometimes, gum isn't enough. You know?
     

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