The Better to Bite/Chew With?
February 2, 2012 3:22 PM Subscribe
My 21-year-old niece has a new compulsion to bite and chew things that might be due to her new epilepsy medication (Keppra). Anyone have experience with this?
posted by Knappster to health & fitness (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She's been on the new meds for a few weeks, but the compulsion is more recent. She has already chipped a tooth from biting water bottles, and has even tried chewing her own body. Her family doctor has recommended a teething ring in the short term, and she has an appointment with her neurologist in a couple of weeks, so hopefully her meds can be adjusted.
I ordered her a teething pendant
to wear, though I don't know how long it will withstand her grown-up biting. She doesn't think that gum will satisfy her urge to bite.
Any suggestions on how to help her deal with this?