I'm Not Sure If I Have Pica.

Hi, I'm 14 years old. Since I was 11, I started craving on soap foam/ suds. It's just so irresistable for me. What I used to do was, I took some washing up liquid (just a little bit) inside a bottle, and add lots of water and then shake it up to create the foam. I would then eat the foam after. Each bottle of foam would last atleast a day because of how much I ate (I even took it to school, 7 of my friends now know what I do). After eating too much, I would start to get a really bad pain in my stomach, and that would last about half an hour. I did this every day for 1 year, until I got caught. The second year when I got caught, I got into trouble and I was told to stop by my parents... Its been 3 years now, I can still somehow hide it from them, because it is so addictive. I just want to know if I have pica, and if i'm doing a lot or not a lot of damage to myself. I don't take the anti bacterial liquid, because I know that's dangerous. Also I don't get pains anymore because I don't eat as much as I did before. Thank you so much, I hope you give me advice.
Pinkzkpop Pinkzkpop
13-15, F
1 Response Dec 14, 2012

Any pica is dangerous. Soap contains harmful chemicals, and under any circumstances should not be consumed. You should google the MSDS for soaps. MSDS is the material safety data sheet. If that doesn't scare the crap out of you, I don't know what else to do.