Do you experience any strange stress reactions?
I'm sure we all have had rough times, and most of us eat too much, or not enough, or cry easily, or get headaches or whatever when the stress piles up. I've been dealing with a major work issue for over a year and a half now (Sword of Damocles, misused or not http://www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139799434/sword-of-damocles-reference-sometimes-misused). In addition to the sleepless nights and back/neck tension, I've developed a compulsive need to swallow almost constantly. The more I swallow, the more I salivate, so I swallow more, so I salivate more... My mouth is actually drying out and sore! I thought I had some dire disease, but discovered that this is just a stress reaction. Wierd! TMI? Sorry. Try not to think of my avatar drooling on the keyboard, but let me know if you've had a similar reaction to stress.