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redkinggirl

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OK has anyone sniffed amonia, I am a rubbing alohol addict and lately I have found that I crave the smell of amonia, to the point I grab the bottle and smell. I have tried iron, nothing works and again I have not told anybody about this because it is too damn embarrassing. I need help, I enjoy it and hate it at the same time.

luvmypinesol

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Okay so I was in google mode about sniffing pine cleaner because I have always felt crazy about craving it but I to have read the label and noticed nothing about sniffing was harmful @ first I couldnt stand it but with each day I was sniffing sooooo much that I have put it on tissue & put it directly into my nose to sniff myself to sleep it does nothing for me it doesnt make me hyper or calm me down so why do i continue to smell it I only take a break after it gets onto the skin around my nose and makes it chapped

janesmith

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redkinggirl - I'm really glad that you have admitted that you need help.  The next step is to get some outside professional help.  Please do so, especially before you do irreversible damage to your brain and other organs.  To search for counseling and treatment:  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

luvmypinesol - Please do get outside help, too.  There are counseling and treatment centers that offer state and/or county funding for those without health insurance.  Please get well and make good, healthy choices.
Alexainie

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Okay,

I'm not trying to make light of your Pine cleaner sniffing, but i just couldn't get this out of my head and it cracked me up---

THAT"S THE POWER OF PINESOL, BABY.

lol

That said, what almost concerns me almost more than the inhaling part of this, is the OCD part of it. It sounds to me like more and more of every day is being set aside for this. It has to be interfering in you having a normal life. This happened w/me and duster too. I would get so sick from it, but it was like i was compelled to go get more in the morning. It wasn't all about the using, but about the ritual. That was the hardest part for me to break. I suggest changing your routine around, avoid the places that you buy from, just do little things different for awhile. Drive another way home. etc etc.

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Lisab

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what i do, is so different... i keep the inhalant in the room like a deodorizer  i dont inhale it directly anymore
i kee pwindows open  everyone likes the smell

strange i mix it with vanilla   
QueshiaB

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The manufacturer has informed ACE that  deliberately concentrating and sniffing Pine-Sol is clearly outside of the product's intended use and they certainly recommend stopping this behavior immediately.  While the product may not specifically warn against inhalation abuse of the kind that you are describing, your actions may be causing you to breath concentrations of the ingredients above levels that are known to be safe.
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ObnoxiousYuSay

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I Really Didn't Think I Was The Only Person Who Is Madly In Love With The Scent Of pine cleaner, It Smells So GOOOOOOOD Who Wouldn't Love It. I Sniff It Everyday Constantly And It Just Relaxed Me . I Know Its Bad And All But I Can't Stop!!!My Mom Stopped Buying it Because She Found It Behind My Bed Once And Realized I Was Sniffing It. Everyone Tells Me To Stop And All But I Don't Listen. My Boyfriend Just Hates That I Do That. His House Has Pine cleaner Because His Mom Buys The Big One And Ill Always Go To The Bathroom Just To Smell It. He Caught Me Once Because When He Kissed Me He smelled And Tasted it On My UpperLip :/ I Feel Horrible. I Also Go To Markets To Cleaning Supplies and sniff it since we don't have it at home I look for It. I Even Tasted It A Couple Of Times, I Need To Know How To Stop.
capaati

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oh my gosh!! pretty much what everyone has said on here just took the words out of my mouth. I started to really love the scent of it after my sis was spraying some on the kitchen counters and wiping them down. She would always say "maan i could get high off this stuff" she said it jokingly but it kinda caught on to me what she said. Anyway since then i would keep a spray bottle of the stuff and just kinda open it up and sniff every now and then and not even to clean!! I don't know what it is just that it has a distinctive kind of smell that makes me feel happy and relaxed. I'm not addicted to it. I mean I can stop at anytime if i wanted to. I don't feel the urge to smell it on a daily basis. But I just was looking online for some info on why it smells so darn good!! then i found this message board. To those sniffing it consecutively on a daily basis it's probably not a good idea. it might lead to some unhealthy long term effects. But I have to admit I do get high off of it every once in a while!!
teatreeoil

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Hello all. I just want to say that I too have had a serious Pine cleaner addiction it actually started from a previous addiction to Tea Tree Oil - they are very similar. I ran out of Tea Tree so I went to Pine cleaner, but it is dangerous so I switched back to Tea Tree Oil - IT'S MUCH SAFER, TRY IT. SAME EFFECT!
haymitch

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I have a question about inhaling Pine cleaners:

The other day I accidentally breathed in fumes from it. I was going to mop and my hand slipped, causing lots to spill out. When it did, I breathed (like normal) and a few seconds later realized that:

I couldn't stand up straight/walk like normal. I suddenly felt very dizzy, as if I had just stood up from a long nap. My vision was also very odd; it was almost like everything was very bubbly and my depth perception was off. It was very much unlike being drunk. It was much stronger.

So, for all you people who enjoy inhaling this stuff; doesn't it make you feel that way? I thought I was going to die or at least pass out, until I went outside and breathed in some fresh air for awhile. It was actually a very scary experience and not one that I would want to repeat.

Is this something that happens to people who enjoy sniffing it? is that part of the fun? Or was mine an abnormal reaction?

The stuff does smell awesome but I wouldn't want to repeat that feeling recreationally.

Kal

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I too have this fascination with Pine cleaner. (I don't want to call it an addiction just yet but it probably is) It gives my husband the worst headaches, but I still use it. I also just learned that it is a cause of asthma in children. The volatile oil in it sticks to the cilia in the bronchi, because it is an extremely sticky oil (pine) then the cilia, which is now coated with pine oil, attracts bacteria as when you breath in and out bacteria is better able to 'stick' to the cilia in the lungs. 

I guess it's pretty bad stuff. I'm going to limit myself to it once per week, because like many other people, I'm cleaning with it daily, at every opportunity. I'm not a naturally clean person, I have to work at it, so that's another reason I like it. It encourages me to keep things very clean all the time. 

But, I've gone overboard. I was reading through these posts just laughing to myself.
1.) Clean at every opportunity - Check
2.) I even clean my garbages with it and hot water - I just did that last night... Check
3.) I smell it straight from the bottle - Check
4.) I have gone to the cleaning isle just t smell it - Check
5.) My family knows I LOVE Pinesol, but they don't realize it's weird. - Check

Yup, I think I'll be kicking this habit soon. The picture being painted is kind of strange and I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to, however I have a child with Asthma (that developed before my affliction) so I'm sure it isn't helping much. 

Good Luck All!!!
love82

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kal... i crave pine cleaner too.. im 28 weeks pregnant and i craved it thru all 3 of my other pregnancies. i would first clean the house with it, then i would just sneak into the bathroom and sniff the bottle.. at first the scent was too strong but when i used atleast half a bottle i would swish the bottle around then take a big sniff from the bottle.. it smells so good it makes my mouth water.. i just shake the bottle take the cap off and put the bottle up to my nose and sniff.. it became a everyday thing.. or i would clean the kitchen and fill the sink up with hot water and pour the cleaner in with a fresh rag and dip the rag in the cleaner and hot water and then wring it out and put the hot rag with the scent of hot fresh pine aroma up to my nose and smell it.. man it was great.. but  not healthy.. after i had my kids the craving went away.. i used to smell the dishwasher powder, the cleaner with bleach became my fave with this pregnancy.. really bad i was around 22 weeks or 20 weeks pregnant when i loved the smell of it when i cleaned the tub or toliet with it.. i would shake the can and sniff it.. a couple of time a day.. but i had to stop because it was getting so bad i wanted to taste it.. so its been gone ever since.. then i began to love the smell of my toliet bowel fresher that hangs in the toliet on the rim.. a crystal cake that smells of moth balls.. man i was in love to the point where i would put broken pieces of one into a plastic cup and sniff it everyday.. i would smell like for 5 or 10 min on and off at a time.. it burned my nose a little but i didnt care..i would crush up pieces and smell them in my cup..i was afraid i was hurting my self and my baby due jan 21 2010 so i did some research on my addiction to smelling it and other toliet freshers and it was all very bad to where i quit smelling those things that day!!!! i didnt wanna hurt myself or my baby.. ive been clean for a while but my cravings are driving me nuts and its so hard. my ob said its pica and put me on iron pills which i never filled the prescription.. but i see him next monday and i will be sure to get some iron and take it so i can be happy and enjoy my last trimester of my pregnancy instead of dreaming of smelling cleaners, toilet bowel freshers and bleach, im craving that smell too. dont worry ladies im clean and dont smell these things anymore my husband is proud of me and i know my unborn baby is too..

love82

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haymitch.... i dont get high or get dizzy or anything else when i smell pine cleaner.. maybe thats a reaction you just got.. i never felt dizzy or drunk smelling it, nor did it ever alter my vision or train of thought.. i would have gotten fresh air right away..

janesmith

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love82 - Congratulations on being 28 weeks along!  Bless you for having stopped inhaling any types of fumes as they can really harm not only yourself but the health and development of the baby.  If you have the craving again, please make an appointment with a licensed counselor to discuss your situation.  Please stay well and continue to make good, healthy choices in life.

janesmith

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teatreeoil - That's great that you've stopped huffing Pine Sol, but please be aware that inhaling any types of chemicals may be dangerous and cause permanent damage.

This site has more information on some of the dangers with tea tree oil:  http://www.xomba.com/tea_tree_oil_dangerous

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