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Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 27 Sep 2020
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 145
Location: Yuba City, CA

16 Apr 2022, 1:05 am

Does anyone else have this issue as well. I always have to be chewing on something so I mainly stick to food because thats the safest choice other than biting the the threads off my shirts off. So, 90% of my food is snack food such as chips, starbursts, chex mix, popsicles, etc. And it's not so much because I like the sweets its because they're the most chewiest and i have to have chewy food because if im constantly not eating that type of food and am not chewing on something i'll think about something to chew on and I can't get it out of my head and I'll think about it for hours. Any ideas on whats causing this or why I have this urge/need to always chew? By the way I was diagnosed with autism in 2020 so its in official writing that i'm autistic.


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Joined: 13 Jan 2011
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,962

23 Apr 2022, 5:59 am

Sounds like a stim. If you'd rather chew something that isn't food or your clothes, you can buy chewable jewelry designed specifically for autistic people.