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cocolove714

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omg! i thought i was the only one! well i dont huff it but i have to smell it all the time and i have been that way since i was in grade school! i always thought it was wierd but i love it i cant help it....sometimes i put a little on my tongue to taste it but then wash my mouth out! i never swallow it even tho if it were not dangerous i would! has anybody found out why people do this?? i am addicted the same way to chlorine! i just want to know why! my aunt makes fun of me for doing it but untill now i didnt think it was a problem, i thought i just liked it....my aunt smelled it when i walked away and she said "ew thats nasty" lol so i dont know....i would smell it all day long if i could but i know i will get used to the smell- whats wrong with me?

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no matter what is motivating you and anybody else to sniff products like these, remember that this is NOT the intended purpose for such things. furthermore, they are scented as they are to mask the less desirable smells that are contained within the chemicals in the products. so regardless, doing this is VERY DANGEROUS!!

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Inhaling by smoking or huffing disinfecting cleansers or bleach containing cleansers is so dangerous. Not only can it cause immediate death but, it most certainly could cause a slow, prolonged and distressful death. Please get some help from a medical doctor. Does anyone, in your family know about this problem you are having? Please tell someone who will take you seriously and get some help for you. Addiction is ultimately the issue you must deal with if you are going to survive this but, medical intervention is what you must get to begin with. You are young and have your life in front of you. Don't let this poison take your life from you. I am 50 now, but when I was between the ages of 12 to 15, I was huffing solvents daily until I could no longer hold a pen in my hand to write on a piece of paper. Fortunately, it scared me so bad that I stopped using. But I didn't stop in time to prevent some long term damage. I developed a very rare cancer and I have struggled with memory and learning defects throughout my whole life. I believe it also affected my behavior in a lack of impulse control. I've spent all my adult life trying to manage these problems. I hope you will get the help you need soon.

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I needed someone to talk to.  I find myself sneaking away by myself to sniff window cleaner.  I am 36 yr old female who really needs to stop this but haven't been able to recently.  I was into sniffing fingernail polish remover, but quit that to move on to window cleaner and Amonia straight from the bottle.  Does anyone else out there have a mouth watering sensation to do this?  I just started about 1 month ago when I was using the fingernail polish remover and sniffed it and it hooked me right there!  BAM!  I have a daughter that is 8 and I NEVER let her see me do this!  I make sure I am totally by myself!  I don't want to go to a professional and spend money to chat with someone who will think I am a freak!  What have others here done to help themselves.  Also, stuff like rubber cement drives me crazy!  UMMM.

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Please realize this is very dangerous and not just an odd new pastime. As you can see from many stories here on the board, it often leads if not to death then to long term illness or defects of some sort. I think the important thing to do is understanding why you may be doing this. It started rather suddenly right? You mentioned having had the gastric surgery some years ago as well which tells me you are an adult at least. Another board member also had this and had subsequent cravings for nail polish/remover. She sited iron deficiency as the root problem. But was having trouble absorbing nutrients via supplements post op. Another woman experienced cravings while pregnant which obviously is a time when hormones are out of whack in the body. And I myself have always had low iron and have also always had a strange urge to chew styrofoam. Well I'm just figuring out the two are linked. I have been back on my iron daily and my "mouth watering cravings" have all but disappeared!!!!! Its amazing as I did this for more years of my 30 year life than not. If anything the habit of it pops into my mind but not the literal craving. All this to say, there is probably a logical explanation for this so please don't demonize yourself with words like "freak". At the same time, this is serious and if you're not ready to speak with someone directly about it at least start doing research on your end. Ie: you could have your dr check your iron levels and try to go from there. Most importantly, you're NOT alone, its far more common than you think and you're NOT crazy!! There is a reason for this, we just have to figure it out.
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Hopefully the OP will read this.  Your friend is not a drug addict, she probably has iron deficiency anemia.  Iron deficiency is what causes pregnant women to crave ice, dirt, cornstarch etc along with smelling cleansers and various other chemical substances.  She will not be able to get over this craving until she is treated for the iron deficiency. 
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Good afternoon-
 
I am an editorial producer for a daytime show based in New York.  I would love to speak with anyone with an addiction to nail polish remover or anything similar.  This is actually more common than you may think.  We are looking for someone to share their story with our host in order to spread awareness and get themselves help.  We can do that for you on our end of things.  If you are interested to hear more, I would love to speak with you.  Please call me on my direct line at 212-975-6583.
 
Thank you in advance for your time,
Christie Bear
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Lemon disinfectant gel I can't get enough of the smell omg I crave it so much
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