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I Have Pica Syndrome

Pica Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Pica Syndrome. You're not alone. 644 People

    Will I'm happy to know I'm not the only one suffering from this effectuation of foam items. I started out eating foam rollers @ the age of 10, I'm now 41, over the years I...
    Keayana Keayana 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Magazine Opportunity To Raise Awareness - Hello everyone! I came across this group and I have read through some really interesting stories. PICA is a subject not widely reported on...
    littlestar89 littlestar89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    I Love Baking Powder!!! - Hello Im 34 and i Love to eat baking powder.. it all started last year when i ate only "Sal de Uva" which is a mexican version of "alka seltzar". I would...
    adiaz268 adiaz268 31-35, F 44 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    When I was little, I had these cravings for brick and when I told my parents about this, they made me go to the doctor and get a blood test. I was terrified of needles at the time...
    pllasterblaster pllasterblaster 31-35 1 Response Jan 31

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    I Have Pica! - Im 17 years old, and i first started chewing on toilet paper (not eating it) when i was in 7th grade. It started when i had a box of Kleenex tissues in my room and i...
    mayaanneee mayaanneee 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    Woodchuck - Yes, I am addicted to eating wood. Basically I can eat any kind of wood - pencils, matches, ripped pieces of furniture, I even sometimes chew on branches of trees in...
    JohannaG JohannaG 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Clean Toilet Paper - I specify clean (even amongst those who understand) because the question that almost always comes after the admission of PICA is "...the toilet paper is...
    wouldthatbeokay wouldthatbeokay 22-25, F 15 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    I Chew Sponge - I have been chewing on sponge since i was about 10. It then went away for ages and came back my first pregnancy when i was 18. Im now 24 with 3 kids and still am...
    Chazhavnfun Chazhavnfun 22-25 26 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I think I am following an unknown path. i am worried and scared. I have these cravings real bad ones… I use to chalk, I have ate lot of slate and i don’t even know how many...
    Tachen Tachen 18-21, F Jan 13

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    How To Quit Eating Sponge! - I am 13 years old and since I started my period a year and a half ago I have been eating sponge. At frist I ate 10 washing up sponges a day and when I...
    boberpet boberpet 13-15 Jul 8, 2011

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    MY PICA STORY!!!!!!!! - i m a 19 year old girl.. m a college student.....i m sure am gonna sound like a wierdo.. my problem for the past seven years is i crave dirt so much...
    sharnya sharnya 18-21 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    I Eat Perlite - I feel so weird writing this. I eat perlite, the white stuff you add to earth. I soak it and prepare it and add it to soil, then eat it seperate from the soil. I...
    MrsGis MrsGis 36-40 17 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Baking Soda Addict - I started taking baking soda about a year ago when i was out of my acid reflux medication. It worked great for the heartburn, and at first i stuck to the...
    onyx412 onyx412 31-35 89 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    I realized I had this disorder at fourteen. I have always loved the smell of expo markers, sharpies, gasoline, nail polish etc. All those strong acidic smelling things, I love the...
    LonelyGirl729 LonelyGirl729 16-17 Jan 18

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    I Eat Chalk - Hey group! I see I'm not alone... it started in my childhood...I remember nibbling on the wall..loved the smell of wet gypsum and plaster...everytime I passed a...
    creamtart77 creamtart77 31-35 99 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I am addicted to eating Comet cleanser, Glade carpet deodorizer Clean Linen and Arm & Hammer cat litter deodorizer. I'm 17 and I've been eating these things excessively since I was...
    chelstaughtyou chelstaughtyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I Can't Stop Eating Toilet Paper - For many, many years (off and on for 14 years) I've had the addiction of eating toilet paper .  I always try to stop but can...
    yellowcello yellowcello 31-35, F 190 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    I Just Love The Taste Of Flour!! - I am so relieved to be among others who are going through the same as me. My cravings started when I was a teenager. I had strong urges to eat...
    am2011 am2011 26-30 19 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Ever since i was little i had Pica Syndrome. It went from eating paper/stickers to eating soap and hot sauce... It has slightly decreased (the cravings) but I crave soap.. i just...
    shaylamg shaylamg 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Share Your Pica Syndrome Story - Hi, I'm a documentary researcher whose been touched by the stories of Pica I've found in this group. I'm currently researching for a globally...
    elley12 elley12 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    I Have Pica - Firstly I really appreciate the stories on here that people have shared about somthings Im sure they could never tell family openly without embarrasment, Till 2009 I...
    triniqueenof1984 triniqueenof1984 26-30 8 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    It sucks I love the smell of laundry. Dryer sheets makes me feel so good. My mouth waters as I write this. Bounce Dryer Sheets are the only ones I chew regularly. I hate the...
    ohwee12 ohwee12 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    I am only 15 and I love chewing and swallowing sponges, at first I realised I really liked the smell and feel, but then I started to dip them into things like tea or coffee, one...
    chloe98xo chloe98xo 13-15, F Jan 6

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    I have a really bad habit of eating flour. Its a really embarrassing habit so I try to keep it to myself but knowing there's other people with the same problem gives me comfort. I...
    KimmyO4Lifeex33 KimmyO4Lifeex33 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I am 15 years old & I enjoy eating bars of soap. I've been eating soap since I was 13 , & I can finish 2 bars of soap each week. I don't know if it's bad for my health or not. I...
    JessiDenny JessiDenny 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Cushion Foam :( - Im 16 and since i was 9 ive eaten the spongy stuff out of chairs, mattresses, washing sponges, etc. Anything with the foam stuff. I need help though. I cant stop...
    Bethany505 Bethany505 16-17, F 44 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Chalk, Dirt And Rocks..oh My! - Im 22 and I first started eating chalk, dirt, and rocks with my first pregnancy. I mostly ate dirt and small rocks 2 years ago. When my pregnancy...
    JodiRay JodiRay 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    i"ve been eating chalk since 5 years now,,,,plzz help mi
    varushapari varushapari 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Hello everyone !! Happy to see everyone is doing great! I'm doing just FAB! :) Just want to let everyone know that I cannot let go of my baking powder. Still have my Clabber Girl...
    adiaz268 adiaz268 31-35, F Jan 23

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    Pica/autocannibalism -  I had been biting my nails and eating the skin on my fingers since i could remember, then it went to the skin on my toes and then my toenails. It was...
    ninarox ninarox 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I've had Pica since I was a little kid. It's supposedly normal in children, like eating dirt and such, but I never outgrew it I suppose. I'm 13 years old and chew on chalky...
    marybwhee marybwhee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Am I Losing My Mind..... - I fell off a roof on May,2013 and hit My head. Catscan's revealed nothing broke and no cause for alarm. I was in physical pain for quite a period of time...
    jerryfaxman jerryfaxman 61-65 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    I had no idea what this thing was until just now, in my 19th year of doing it lol! I have always done it since I was a year old, I used to get caught out all of the time until I...
    KingToboggan KingToboggan 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Here It Goes Again... - I have tried to keep my mind off of eating the red-clay dirt. I can't, for 2 weeks I have not ate it, and so I thought why not start eating chalk again, and...
    edible edible 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    My Unusual Cravings - From early childhood, my habits included the eating of Rubber, especially the blue/green rubberbands found around newspapers.  Even to this day, I...
    ronniepaulmichigan ronniepaulmichigan 51-55, M 23 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    I Eat Emery Boards - I have had Pica since i was 5 years old. I would steal sandpaper from my dad's workshop and go and peel off the sandypart and eat it. Now i eat emery boards. I...
    youknowthaticouldusesomebody youknowthaticouldusesomebody 18-21, F 35 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I Have Pica Help Me! - hello everyone I am a 19 year old young lady,and I have pica. It started when I was in 7th grade I used to eat chalk around 15 I started eating the back of...
    Sweetiepie19 Sweetiepie19 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I Eat Sponge - I'm 13 years old and ever since i can remember i have eaten sponge. All kinds from washing up sponges to stuffing in chairs. I do it to calm me down, to comfort me...
    PerfectInsainity PerfectInsainity 16-17, F 83 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    So my boyfriend knows I struggle with this and always viewed it as an addiction. Which in my opinion it is not, its a condition! Anyways I took a big step because I really want...
    suddenurges suddenurges 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Soap Foam And Suds, Musty basements - Eating soap foam has become an addiction. If i see bubbly soapy foam my mouth waters and i can't resist it. Since i was 6 yrs old. I've tried...
    toxickay923 toxickay923 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    Pica - I am 33 years old and since I was a teenager I have had the urge to pull at the carpets and eat it I then went on to the filling from soft toys. my mind tells me I should...
    mum03 mum03 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I have pica, I have it all the time. I get more cravings when pregnant. My craving is sponges and sponge like substance foam, egg crate etc. I am anemic and regardless of iron...
    Meduplantis Meduplantis 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I am 13 and when i was as little as 3 my parents were told by a doctoer that i had pica, this is common in children i ate a lot of strange things. Mud, bugs, hair, plastic, rubber...
    1imthemay 1imthemay 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    I thought I was the only one with this problem. I haven't noticed much by way of side effects, except better breath! LOL! I prefer Calument. I've been eating baking powder for...
    kporter90 kporter90 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Rocks Are Yummy - I want to eat rocks....I lick them (after cleaning them) and shave bits off to lick off....I don't know why but the smell of dirt makes my mouth water...
    Jjacqemain Jjacqemain 41-45, F 18 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    I had this while I was pregnant. I thought I was going crazy. Eating ice and having the urge to chew on sponges. I would also brush my teeth like six times a day. Turned out I had...
    beautifly917 beautifly917 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I Eat Dirt And Rocks Secretly - I guess I have Pica. I have told no one. I am a 27 year old mother, wife, and college student. I have two boys ages 2 and 4. I don't know how this...
    humhoney humhoney 26-30, F 94 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    Am I The Only One...? - well, i dont know when it all started, but i know the first thing i tried was drywall/plaster (sorry, i dont really know the difference). i would eat it...
    ladida123 ladida123 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    .................interesting
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I Crave... a Lot. - Every since the first time I ate dirt, I knew that my taste buds would want more. When I was five years old, I ate my first fist full of red dirt, it was so...
    edible edible 18-21, F 18 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Im Addicted To Eating Baby Powder ... - i start eating baby powder at a young age, maybe round 5 or 6. i first seen my cousin do it, then i tried it myself. i love the dry...
    honeybeez727 honeybeez727 16-17 5 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    So Ive been on a better more complete vitamin regimen and a lot of my Pica cravings have subsided. I went from a bar every couple of day to a bar lasting me a week and a half. Its...
    suddenurges suddenurges 26-30, F Feb 22

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