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RareEyez86

742d

I suffer from a condition apparently called pica where I am addicted to eating non food items such as chalk, ice, white dirt, red dirt, talcum powder, drywall, paint chips, cement, soil. What can I do to constantly curve these cravings 😩 πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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    • gramps

      741d

      This sounds like it could be quite the burden. When i was younger I loved to chew ice but eventually few out of it. I saw a resource about pica food alternatives and it said attempting to replace items with a similar texture. You probably have already seen this info but since i looked it up I will share: - Rice / Apple paper - Nori - Edible sand/mud - licorice wood - dental grade chewing items you cannot swallow

    • Skwittles_22

      741d

      Your body eats non-edible items as attempts to get vitamins/nutrients from those items. Identify what those are, and hopefully that can solve the craving?

    • RareEyez86

      741d

      Oh wow thanks for the alternatives I never heard of any of those Apple paper sounds very yummy lol πŸ˜‹ definitely will try.

    • gramps

      741d

      This sounds like it could be quite the burden. When i was younger I loved to chew ice but eventually few out of it. I saw a resource about pica food alternatives and it said attempting to replace items with a similar texture. You probably have already seen this info but since i looked it up I will share: - Rice / Apple paper - Nori - Edible sand/mud - licorice wood - dental grade chewing items you cannot swallow

    • RareEyez86

      741d

      My sister is a huge ice chips eater non like myself πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ

    • RareEyez86

      741d

      Idk what else to do. I will however give the ice 🧊 diet a try. πŸ™‚

    • RareEyez86

      741d

      Lol

    • YunaFreya

      741d

      I will admit I don't know much about it but I've heard therapy works a lot for people πŸ’•

    • wise

      741d

      honestly eating ice isn't the worst thing in the world! try just crunching a whole bunch of ice. Is it the flavor you like? Is it the texture? There are probably ways you could emulate flavors/textures with actual food so you're at least eating something your body can digest

      • RareEyez86

        741d

        @wise it's more of a texture thing I can say. I do know eating tons of ice can cause serious problems with anemia that I already have heavy.

        • wise

          741d

          @RareEyez86 eating ice and nothing else is bad, but you can safely munch on ice every day. have you tried eating something like Oreo crumbs instead of dirt? or overbaked matzah? You could probably look up some pica friendly recipes to help with those cravings of nonedible things if the texture is the main appeal

    • Suze

      742d

      Have you had a complete physical? You may be missing certain nutrients in your diet. I'm not saying that's the reason but you have to start somewhere

      • RareEyez86

        742d

        @Suze lol yeah πŸ˜… I've tried iron and potassium and calcium and all those vitas ugh πŸ₯΄ nothing is working. My mouth waters just at the thought. πŸ˜Άβ€πŸŒ«οΈ my apologies. Idk πŸ˜” ik it's not healthy but I like it alot. πŸ˜”

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