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princessluv

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Well what you'll find here is that while you may or may not find someone who shares your EXACT addiction, we all have our struggles with various products/substances. What struck me most about your post was the fact you started after you moved in with your fiance. Did you feel pressure to do so? Did it all happen too fast? Maybe you needed to create a distraction or build some distance because the sudden life style change? I can't know of cours but it crossed my mind? Did this addiction lead to the dissolution of your engagement? You may want to speak with a counseling therapaist about unresolved feelings about your relationship. As for the pine sol addiction, please speak with your doctor about any possible nutrient defenciencies. That's really all the advice I have to offer. It will be hard and it won't happen overnight but check in often and keep us posted.
 

Me and this person has the EXACT addiction and i started @ 11. so what wud be my reason?

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princessluv- Unfortunately, I can't answer that. There's no 1 thing that leads to inhalant abuse. What you'll need to do is evaluate what's going on in your life and figure out what lead to your abuse.

Either way you should seek to get help. Try speaking with a doctor, family member, school counselor, etc. They may also be able to help you pinpoint where the urge came from.

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if it wasnt mothballs i was sniffing it was pinesol like everyone else has said i love the smell too. I think the reason why i sniff sometimes is stress and also i just love the smell of the 2. I still havent talked to anyone bc i stoped and havent sniffed in a couple months and its been hard. Its nice to know other ppl love pinesol smell we just all need to stop some how its hurting our insides
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I'm also a victim of pine cleaner sniffing. I have been inhaling this cleaning agent for about 2 years. I mop the house and pour the whole bottle and go back to the store, to purchase more. I even wash my floor mats in it. I know how to control myself, but the Strong aroma attracts my senses... and yes i do get headaches after wards. And i also found out i have anemia. I'm low in iron... so I'm wondering maybe it is from inhaling pine cleaner. Thus far i have not yet found that it can be deadly, well of course unless you are drinking the liquid.




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principessa1180

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i wish i could just get the smell of pine cleaner without the chemicals. pine oil smells weird.

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Think it's important to note, just because something does not kill you on the spot does not make it safe. In an older post I mentioned the manufacturer stated:
 
Deliberately concentrating and sniffing pine cleaner is clearly outside of the product's intended use and it is certainly recommend that they stop this behavior immediately.  While the product may not specifically warn against inhalation abuse of the kind that they are describing, their actions may be causing them to breathe concentrations of the ingredients above levels that are known to be safe.


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I have had a problem with smelling cleaner for over 7 years.  I was pregnant when it started and I felt the need to clean already clean kitchen counters with a disinfectant (an all purpose cleaner in lemon scent).  I would occasionally take the cap off and sniff it.  I tried not to do it too much, being I was pregnant.  After my son was born this continued and now there was no reason to curb it so I did it often, or so I thought.  I did have low iron when I was pregnant.  I rarely sniff that anymore.  I now sniff a cleaner with pine oil in it.  That has been for the past 3-4 years.  I sometimes sniff it straight but I have a bottle that I have swished so much that it is completely dried up.  The scent is different this way.  I like it both ways.  I do this everyday.  As I sat and read all these posts, over an hour.  I sniffed the entire time.  It makes me very warm.  Uncomfortable warm.  I also think it makes my skin itch sometimes.  About eight months ago I needed two pints of blood.  Did me needing blood cause me to want to sniff more or did sniffing cause me to need blood?  I was also diagnosed with diabetes eight months ago.  One may have nothing to do with the other but who knows.  I once tried to limit it.  I have recently thought about disposing of the bottles but there is one in the laundry room for the family I can not get rid of and I know I will go out and get another anyway.  It is by me when I sleep.  I sniff before bed for a while.  Usually if I wake up in the night.  And just a few sniffs in the morning if that is all I have time for.  If I am home during the day and have time, I sniff.  It relaxes me.  I think about it when I am at work.  I do not get high in anyway but I know it is not healthy.  My son has seen me do this a couple of times and I try to hide me doing it from him.  But he sees the bottle out all the time.  When I smell it, I can taste it in my mouth.  Not that I would drink it or anything.  I wouldn't.  I don't know what kind of damage this is doing and worry that if my son sees it.  In the future he could think its okay.  I sometimes think I could be slowly killing myself and one day there going to find cancer throughout my body.  I think if my family knew they would be mad.  And I am thinking about telling my doctor but am completely mortified. 

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katieface100 -- Hugs.  Thank you so much for reaching out and admitting that you have a problem.  That is a huge step in becoming sober.  Please do get outside professional help as most people with a substance abuse problem need the assistance of an addictions counselor, especially including the unpredictable nature of inhalant use.  Those that use inhalants will probably have better success at an inpatient facility since the structure is there, but even an outpatient program is an awesome step towards recovery and not allowing oneself to become permanently disabled or even die from sniffing chemicals.  Please get outside help as soon as possible as no one knows the last time that they will be in the same shape that they were neurologically, mentally or otherwise.

Here is a website to search for treatment programs (and if one doesn't have health insurance, there may be some programs that have state and/or county funding available):  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
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This is really crazy because I too have low iron, and I ABSOLUTELY love to sniff pine cleaner. Although I have always loved the smell of it, I have never sniffed it. Then out of nowhere I just started sniffing it. I have been sniffing it for about a year now. It is really making me sick. It gives me headaches, stomach pains and dizziness, yet I still sniff it because I love the smell too much. I actually have a bottle of pine cleaner right now at the computer with me as I type. This is a serious problem for me. It is so bad, that if someone told me right now that I would die if I don't stop sniffing it... I would still probably take one last big whiff of it just stay with me. I really seriously need help.

katieface100

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I have been trying to cut back.  Still sniffing but only a little.  I also started taking an iron supplement.  18mg but I don't know if it is working and in time will increase it to see if it works better.  I am thinking about it right now.  Its a strange thing to have on my mind as much as I do.  Although I usually think about it at some point during the day.  Cutting back is making it almost a constant.  I also have been hearing about toxins in your body and weight gain.  I have gained weight and wonder if this has been a contributing factor. 

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LadyCrystal - Just by admitting that you need help is half the battle in overcoming addiction.  Please feel free to search the following website for both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs (and just to reiterate that some programs have state and/or county funding for those without health insurance):  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

katieface100 - That's great that you are not inhaling chemicals nearly as much as before, though please keep in mind that no one knows when that last time that you'll be in the same neurological health (or even alive) as you are now.  That's why experts may refer to inhalant use as "Chemical Russian roulette".  Please do seek treatment by a professional counselor.  We're all pulling for you as we are for everyone suffering here
lesha158

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omg i thought i was the only one.My addiction for the smell of pine cleaner started when i was 17 and i am now 19.my addiction for this scent got so out of control.everyday when im washing the dishes i would go under the sink and shake the bottle of pine cleaner and sniff it.Most of the times i would put a lil bit on tissue and hold it to my nose while i watch t.v. ive tried to stop this problem but everytime i see it i get the urge to smell it ughhhhhhh it smell so good =)

janesmith

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lesha158 - Thank you for posting here.  I'm sorry that you're dealing with an apparent addiction to inhalants.  The first step in getting sober is admitting that you have a problem in which you have.  Most people with an addiction require the outside help of a professional.  Please do take the next step and talk with a licensed counselor. 

For counseling, treatment and detox facilities (and some programs have state and/or county funding for those without health insurance):  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

To search for self-help 12-step groups - Narcotics Anonymous (NA):  http://www.na.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):  http://www.aa.org and one may attend an "open" meeting if doesn't drink.

Please do not delay in seeking some type of help especially since you have tried to stop and also with the availability of products used as inhalants.  You are also urged to keep the types of products used for huffing out of the house.  It's kind of like the saying, 'out of sight, out of mind'. 

One of the mottos used in those 12-step groups is "people, places, and things" which means to be mindful of the "people" that one surrounds him/herself with, the "places" that one goes such as Not going to a hardware store or down the store aisle with air freshener or automobile products on the shelves (and also taking a list of necessities as to lessen the urge to use), and the "things" that one does with his/her time such as engaging in productive activities like going for a walk, journaling, going to an NA or AA meeting, reading or such.

Another motto regarding those 12-step groups and those trying to remain sober is to take each day "one day at a time" so that the thought of staying clean is not so overwhelming.  Please don't hesitate in seeking outside help as there are a lot of resources for those wanting to 'get into recovery' (become sober).  Please be well and make good choices. 
browsi

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it is sooo good to know that i am not the only one feelin like a feen because im addicted to pine cleaner..i sniff it EVERYDAY and i know its not good even though i dont no the damages it can cause i really dont wanna find out..i even go as far as inhaling it with my mouth even tho i dont drink it...i REALLY want to stop doing this i feel like a junky i have dumped the bottle out numerous times only to go to the store and by a bigger bottle LORD help me

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You're certainly not a fiend by engaging in huffing but you may have an addiction to inhalant use, and there is a lot of help out there for those that would like to get sober.  When a person inhales the chemicals used for huffing, that individual is at a huge risk for brain tissue loss, seizures, limb spasms, bone marrow (fatty inner lining of the bones that makes blood cells) damage, hearing loss, other organ damage such as to the heart/liver/kidneys and even death even after first time of use. 

Please talk with a licensed counselor about the inhalant use.  To search for counseling (including outpatient counseling) and treatment programs, including medical detox facilities (and some programs may have state and/or county funding for those without health insurance):  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) has free 12-step support groups all throughout the nation and around the world.  The only requirement is wanting to get sober:  http://www.na.org  The person may also seek to get a sponser which acts like a mentor, someone who has been through the 12 step process and has been 'in recovery'.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):  http://www.aa.org and one may attend an "open" meeting if doesn't drink.

You can definitely get well, and I (and everyone here) am hoping that you take the next step and talk with a licensed professional, or at least attend an NA or AA meeting.  One of the mottos of the 12-step programs is "One day at a time" which means that the addict will work on remaining sober each day as it comes so that the thought of sobriety doesn't sound nearly as overwhelming.  Another motto of those support groups is "People, places and things" which refers to the addict being mindful of the 'people' that he/she is surrounding oneself with, the 'places' that one goes to such as Not going to a hardware store or Not going down the store aisle of air freshener, cleaning supplies or automobile products (unless having a store list of necessary items Before going to the store) and the 'things' that one does with his/her time such as productive activities, for example, reading, going for a walk, journaling, calling a 12-step sponser/mentor, taking a class or such.

Please take good care of yourself, become your own best friend, and make good choices.  Be well.
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