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Who eats weird things here?

Anonymous
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Ok, I have what's called PICA. It's the craving for non-edible substances. Dirt, rocks, chalk,...earthy type things. I am 38 years old and I have been eating chalk since I was 14. My mouth literally waters when I think about chalk. Right now I have 4 boxes of different kinds of white chalk in my bathroom. I prefer the heavier more oily based chalk. I usually eat 2 pieces while I'm taking a bath. I start out with the heavier chalk and end with the more "chalky crumbly" chalk. People with PICA are usually deficient in a certain nutrient, particularly calcium. I do worry about what I could be doing to my insides but I swear I can't live without it. I love it. I love chalk.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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ajrjj05
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM

yuck. Nope not me. get help.

Jessica_Esqueda
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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I was going to say depends on your definition of weird. 


But, uhh, after reading your definition of weird, i'm gonna go with "not me!". 



You need therapy. 

Rust.n.Gears
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM
I had that when I was pregnant. It was a sign of low iron. I wanted to eat hair.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM

My friend's daughter has it. She eats all kinds of things, like elastic from underwear and fuzz from blankets.

calvinsmommy18
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM
no, i dont eat odd things. used to eat paper as a child though
MichLW69
by PackersXLV4 on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM
I don't but my daughter used to eat paper like it was candy. Thankfully she grew out of it.
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caito
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM

o_o

I've heard of PICA and I've seen people on TV with it but I've never talked to anyone with it.

What does the chalk taste like?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:37 PM
I was gonna say sure - I like snails, turtle, etc. but not anything that's not supposed to ingested. I would see a doctor if I were you and see if there's something you can eat to satisfy your craving without poisoning yourself.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM


Have you ever smelled comet cleanser? To me, chalk tastes like comet cleanser smells. With chalk it's the texture I like just as much as the taste.

Quoting caito:

o_o

I've heard of PICA and I've seen people on TV with it but I've never talked to anyone with it.

What does the chalk taste like?



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM


It isn't something people get therapy for. I'm not crazy. It's just a craving for a non-food substance. I don't know why I crave chalk so bad because I feel like my diet is good.

Quoting Jessica_Esqueda:

I was going to say depends on your definition of weird. 


But, uhh, after reading your definition of weird, i'm gonna go with "not me!". 



You need therapy. 



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