Why does my tongue feel too big for my mouth?
May 28, 2014 11:04 AM Subscribe
For the past week I've been constantly aware of my tongue resting against my molars. It feels like my tongue's just a touch too small for my mouth. What gives?
posted by harperpitt to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going on seven days now of near-constant awareness of my tongue -- and specifically, how it rests in my mouth. It feels almost as if my tongue is just a touch too big to sit comfortably between my molars.
As a result, in addition to the maddening "hey I'm your tongue something feels off hey remember me? I am a tongue you have a tongue" refrain, my salivary glands are working overtime (so much that they're sore) and I have an ongoing mild headache.
It feels a little like dry mouth. It feels a little like my bite's off. It feels a little bit like my molars have moved. It may just be a brand-new manifestation of a lifelong struggle with anxiety. (I'm especially thinking it's the latter because I don't always notice it; for example, I woke up at 7 this morning and I didn't notice it until 9:30 when I got to work.)
Has this ever happened to you? What did you do to make it go away?