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QueshiaB

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Like any addiction, it is not going to be easy to quit.  The sooner you tell someone about your problem and get professional help or moral support the better.

Think your doctor will be a logical 1st stop. I'm no doctor, but I can imagine they have seen, heard a lot so will not give you a negative reaction after disclosing the fact that you sniff pine sol.  They would be best in letting you know next steps and what resources are in your grasps.

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So, I am starting to notice that every time i feel stressed or get angry I sniff a hell of a lot more, I have to smell pine cleaner all day, I wondering if there is a reason for this?  And I have been extremely stressed lately.
Also, I finally made me an appointment for a physical, I am going to tell(I hope) my Dr. about my problem.  My sinus have started to act up, usually it is a sign that spring is here, because I have really bad sinus flair ups in the spring, but now I wonder if the cleaner is contributing to my stuffy nose and sneezing.
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like others, i too never thought anyone had the same "addiction" to cleaners as i have. (yes i still have it) i sniff pine cleaner multiple times a day, i lose count, even before i go to bed and right when i wake up. i would go as far as taking a tissue, pouring cleaner on it, and going to school and sniffing it in class. its hard to try to get rid of this obssession, and nearly impossible for me. i find things to clean around the house alll the time. everyone knows i love its scent, and my mom even stopped buying it. but little do they know that when the bottle is nearly empty, i take it to my room and swoosh it around and just take long wiffs of it. its mouthwatering, and smells sooo good. i havent gone to the extent where a washed myself with it, but i have thought about it. i do and dont wanna stop with this weird habit! people tell me to stop smelling it, but they dont push me to stop, and i dont want them to! even when i got the store, i go straight to the cleaning supplies aisle and open the bottle and smell it there. at home, people around me smell it on me sometimes, and it gives them headaches or makes them dizzy. but i too am immune to it, that wen i smell it straight from the bottle i cant even smell anything anymore, its like fresh air. idk, its great though!
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anonymous4456- Thanks for your post.  Are you getting help for this? Your statement of "i too am immune to it, that wen i smell it straight from the bottle i cant even smell anything anymore" is scary because it is not good to be immune to sniffing a concentrated amount of a chemical.  That means all of the things listed in the ingredients section are going straight into your body.

Have you ever looked at a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the product to see what warnings apply to deliberately sniffing it from the bottle? If not, please do a quick internet search and find out.

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I'm addicted to pine cleaner also I didn't believe there r others out there like me I been smelling it for three yrs. I love it so much to the point I taste it @ times I stay cleaning n also have a spray bottle I use with pine sol n bleach inside so I can just spray n smell without my boyfriend seeing me.. I enjoy it but may need help
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Not sure if this would be of any good for people or not, but about the iron thing...I learned about the correlation of low iron and eating odd things with regard to animals.  I work in vet med, and I have known of at least three animals that did weird things when they were anemic.  My own dog that had lymphoma and was losing a lot of blood in her intestines ( i lost her a year ago to the disease) began to eat clay in our yard.  she would dig at certian spots and just eat the mud.  Another dog with anemia would lick anything metal.  He would lick and lick and lick at anything steel.  The third dog would eat any coins it could find.  We took about 3 dollars in change out of him surgically.  Just an observation but I really do believe iron deficiancy can cause craving of this sort
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I LOOOVE the smell of pine cleaner too -- and think I have an iron deficiency because I'm always cold.  I've been swishing bottles of it and sniffing for several years now.  I pour it in the toilets and even in the trash cans throughout the house -- so that the smell is powerful in the house.  I have even put a bottle in the car before to sniff on the way to work and while I'm driving.  If anyone sees me in the car, I've convinced myself that they probably think I'm drinking from a big bottle -- and don't know that I'm sniffing cleaner.  I don't get "high" -- I just LOOOVE the smell.  Sometimes I have a hard time putting the bottle down -- but I don't want my kids to see me.  The kids are probably the reason why I don't do it more often.  I sniff my Mom's bottle when I go to my parents' house.  I used to be more open about it -- and everyone in my life knows that I like to smell it -- but at some point I decided that I don't want people to know.  Anyway, I did a Google search on it when I first started -- and found very little.  I'm pleased to know that I'm not out there by myself.  In fact -- most of the comments I've read could have been written by me.


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Hi... I am also addicted to the smell of pine cleaner. When I was about 13 I noticed that my father, who is also a cleaning freak, kept it in a tissue underneath his pillow for smelling... not too long after that, i started doing the same thing. It smells so good! It just have that fresh clean scent that I love so very very much! My mother started noticing that I was doing it and she kept the bottle hidden from me. As i got older and I moved into my own apartment, I kept it on hand for cleaning but did not huff it as much. I just cleaned with it as much as possible and that was satisfying enough for me. I still to this day clean with it as much as possible... everyday... I find reasons to clean with pine sol just so I can smell it. Is this bad? After all I'm not huffing it anymore. But I do go down the isle at the grocery store and pop the top off of a bottle of it and smell it. What does this smelling of pine cleaners have to do with low iron(I missed that)?

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Hi there, I'm new to this site

I'm really freaked out and fascinated by what people have said in this thread as I have realised I have a problem with sniffing washing powder and Pine Cleaner (yes I'm aware this is bad) and came across this page and thread when I thought I'd finally do an internet search!!

I'm even so bad as I'll look up the washing powder sites to look at all the different ones available etc and I get that strange feeling, kind of like when salivating over the thought of certain foods but unfortunately it's over washing powder!

What has freaked me out is that my last visit to the doctors last week my blood test came back and my iron is around 80 (sorry I'm not sure how it's measured exactly other than I know this number should be well above 120 at least), I have bouts of anemia due to a medical condition where I lose blood and also as I don't eat any red meats. I'm extremely curious about this link everyone has mentioned between low iron levels!!!!! My iron levels have been very low for several months now and if I really think about it, it's probably been for the same time as I've been completely obsessed with sniffing these products!
when I think back even further I go through what I thought were phases where I can't get enough of the smells but now I'm wondering too if these have been other times where I have been anemic...........

this has prompted me to make another doctors appointment and I think I may print this thread out, as I too don't believe this is a coincidence (the link between the low iron and this strange on off addiction to these smells)



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I think I'm addicted to pine cleaner as well, I love all scents Mountain fresh and all the others, even the cheap cleaners, I started doing it about a month ago, I have to admit I think it has something to do with the stress i'm under at work and home.  See I start work very early in the morning, and by the time I get home I have to do so much I barely have time to rest, and with 3 kids even worst, I have to clean, cook, do laundry, work, help with homework, it is just so much for me.  It all started at work, I work at a Gourmet foods warehouse so there's constant cleaning going on here, they use these special commercial cleaners, and the bleach they use OMG smells like heaven to me, they mixed that with a lavender scented liquid that drives me crazy; I keep telling the janitor to mop the front of the office some more since we have carpet inside the office, I could smell it from inside and it is so good.  I even sneak off to the bathroom to smell it at times, there I keep a spray bottle they use here with a little bit of the lavender scented liquid that you're even supposed to dilute but I dint, I just go in there and start smelling that bottle forever, I even tasted it once.  @ home, I started with the original scent, I remember I went to the the store with my sister and I both the Huge bottle, It lasted about 3 weeks, I will clean my floor daily or 3 times a week, and I would add pine-cleaner to anything in the house.  My sister once asked me if I needed something from the store and I asked her for a bottle of it as soon as she walked in the house, I started sniffing the bottle, I don't get sick or high, well I did recently I seriously think it was the cleaner.  I started to also smell the sanitizing wipes and the dusting wipes at work, I love those. Did I mentioned that I even took one of the bottles of the lavender scented cleaner home from work.  the last thing I did, was mixing Pine cleaner of any kind with Rubbing alcohol, bleach, baking soda, white vinegar and warm water, I will spray that anywhere I thought was dirty, I would even wash my hands with it to keep the smell on it. Did I also mentioned that I'm a clean freak.?  I also love the smell of hand sanitizer, I have one on my desk, and I just can't stop putting it in my hands and rubbing it in my hands, I just did. my coworkers make fun of me for that.  The last thing I did that made me realize that I needed help, was tasting pine cleaner, I actually attempted to drink it, but just put my tongue in it to taste it.  I have also been feeling nausea for the past week.  I seriously think I do this when I'm stressed, Is just too much on me, and sniffing this products make me feel happy, I'm embarrassed to say it but it's true.  I do so many things with it, I still have like three empty bottles, the smell is delicious, I think there's something in it to drug people into buying it, i don't know what it is but there's something in it.  I go to the store and I go straight to that aisle to grab a bottle knowing I have one at home.  It's crazy but true.  I don't want to seem irresponsible I'm just being realistic.   I wanted to add that my family don't find anything weird with me, they actually think I'm crazy in a funny way; my husband just stares at me and smiles, but they don't think is serious, I think it is. 

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I also have an addiction with Pinesol original scent, actually is all the scents, as a matter of fact I think I'm addicted to any cleaning product that smells as good as pine-sol.
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I just want to say thank-you to every person sharing his/her story. i had no idea that there is a whole other world of addictions out there. i think by being honest and sharing you guys are helping others as well as yourself. i have truly had an eye opener by reading all the posts.
again, thank-you and best wishes in every person's recovery.
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Wow, I am totally dumb founded that this many people have a secret love for pine cleaners. My family knows that I am addicted to pine sol and they just think it's kooky. My husband says things like that's not good for you but never lectures. My son thinks it's pretty funny because he knows that I am not doing anything bad, I just like the fresh and wonderful smell. I am crazy because I am typing this and knowing that when I am done I am going to get my cleaner out. I have to comment on the person that said she chews ice and smells pine cleaner.I have done that for over six years. I did it for a long time the cravings stopped but has come back. The compulsion to do it excites me. I recently got back from a trip and immediately ran over to the sink to get the it..because I missed the smell so much. I was out of it and had to make a special trip to the store. That was the point when I said ok this is probably getting crazy! I am so glad that I am not the only weirdo out there with this semi-addiction to it.
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I also LOVE the smell of pine cleaner, because of the pine oil in it!.. One can purchase pine essential oil. It has some health benefits--just learn NOT to obsess on pine cleaner, as that has added chemicals in it. People who like the smell, are NOT nuts, their body/mind is attracted to the smell of the pine oil, for various reasons.  http://www.eclecticrose.org if you click on the mountain rose herb banner, go ahead and order some pine essential oil, i do believe they sell that, along with a bunch of other essential oils. This will be a great replacement, and a healthy one, but of course moderation in using any oil.


http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-pine-essential-oil.html 

Stress Disorder: The health benefits of pine oil also include some emotional benefits. It gives an energizing feeling and hence it is effective in removing mental stress. It is also used as a medicine for removing adrenal fatigue and refreshes your spirits as it is an excellent mood elevator. Regular massage with pine essential oil gives you mental clarity. It removes anxiety and nervous tension, and is useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and loss of memory.

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For the last couple of months I have been having to sniff pine cleaner on a daily basis...I just looked up tonight on the dangers of it, and apparently we all are subjecting ourselves to cancer, liver and kidney disease.  Crap...does that help me quit.  I think it would, but the urge is overpowering.  Please...someone...help me forget about it.  Even when I'm not around it I think about it constantly....damn is this cause for a lawsuit??????  Do the makers of pine cleaner know about it's addictive nature?  I know understand people who are addicted to cigarettes, meth, cocaine, etc.  I can't forget about it.  It haunts me daily. 


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pine sol lover....I can't stop thinking about it.
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I have that same addiction, but I just can't help it... I love it
I don't know what to do...
I have to sniff it everyday, even while I work...
I go to the cleners sec. and smell it

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