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Do people really do this!!!!

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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I just read that gross tapeworm article.

Apparently some woman bought a tapeworm on the internet and swallowed it to lose weight.

My cousin was telling me that back in the early 80s they used to advertise them in the back of magazines and people from all over used to mail order them and take them.

Seriously, do people really go to those lengths to lose weight?

Diet and exercise is NOT easy but at least you wont have a parasite living and growing inside you...I get creeped out just thinking about it. 

Craziness I tell ya!

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I'm sure there have been more than a few people who have done this.  We all know how...desperate some people seem/ get to lose weight and for one reason or another they resort to very unhealthy ways of trying to acheive that goal.

Sad, but true

MandaMommyof2
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:56 PM

 thats been a "weight loss" fad for a loooooooooonggggggg time i read somewhere victorian women used that "trick"

MandaMommyof2
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:56 PM

 and yes i think its stupid

beadingmom17
by Rachel on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM
I thought that was just an urban legend! Ewwwwww!
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otoole
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

iv heard that before, its been around for years

cyork2
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I have no idea if this is real, but I remember finding this when looking at vintage ads, lol
muzzyh
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Gross. My bil is a GI, he told me the grossest story about how a patient had to get rid of a tape worm.
Reina13
by Reina on Aug. 22, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Oh yuck. That is crazy indeed. 

haileys_mommy06
by Jenn on Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM
I read that too. So gross!
Vertical15
by Vanessa on Aug. 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I've heard of that, too.  Gross!

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