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GlassCleanerAddicted

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Ok... So it all started with my first pregnancy with lemon 409... I wanted to scrub and clean things that didn't even need to be clean it calmed me... I began to LOVE it so much.. I didn't even really need to smell it... I just love to scrub and see the bubbles... And it excited ,soothed, and calmed me all at once..then because I didn't want to sit around the house anymore ,I got a part time job at JC Penney ... And They always had me cleaning windows and doors because it was easy so glass cleaner then became my "smell of choice"... I became so obsessed with glass cleaner... And not windex... Knock off brands of glass cleaner the ones with a stronger AMMONIA smell... Then I figured out thats what it was I was in love with the smell of ammonia!!.. I would clean everything at home and work with it... I would find ANY reason to clean everything... It made me so happy inside...just the color of it made me feel refreshed... I would spray it on my hands thinking that it was making them cleaner .. And I would swirl ice around my mouth while doing it.. It made the experience ten times better... Sucking ice and spraying glass cleaner and scrubbing everything... It made my mouth water just thinking about it... I'd get agitated if I didn't have any... I use to get excited watching other people mop or scrub things...sometimes I could even just suck my ice and daydream about cleaning and smelling the ammonia and it'll settle my craving... I use to wonder if anyone noticed my strange addiction... Like is anyone paying attention to me ?... Then I remembered my mother had the exact same cravings when she was pregnant and she has 8 kids!.. I do remember her scrubbing the tub at least 4 times a day with comet and pouring parsons ammonia on the kitchen floor and mopping for hours while basking in the odor... And she would put pinesol on her upper lip to smell it...XD!!!And here I am 20 years later.. Same thing... So I told her about it.. And she understood... She just said remember your baby that u love is inside of u ... So don't get carried away... I'm on my third pregnancy and all three of my kids are ten months apart... And the craving is really bad this pregnancy... My Iron is soooo low..<img src="/images/boards/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">... I'm cleaning everything with glass cleaner again and once in a while I'll even spray some on a tissue and smell it... I don't pull in too deep because I'm pregnant... But the smell makes me feel so happy inside... I also have a new found love for pinesol... I daydream constantly about cleaning and scrubbing and mopping and spraying glass cleaner everywhere...or cleaning with ammonia and pinesol... Even reading some of these stories excites me enough to go clean and eat ice...
And I know exactly what it is... I just can't stop... My midwife said eating the ice is ok but just try to refrain from cleaning... HA!.. If it were only that simple
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Please talk to your doctor about whether or not to start taking iron pills.  Those with non-food cravings sometimes have an iron deficiency (anemia) as you'd noted that your iron is really low.  Please, however, get the "okay" from your ob/gyn before starting to take iron supplements and if you should eat beforehand (to possibly help with absorption) or not.  (I only suggest checking with the ob/gyn first as too much iron in the blood can result in liver (the largest internal organ) damage or kidney damage.  It is crucial that you do what you can to keep both you and Baby safe and healthy.

This site may have some online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and one may "attend" an *open* AA meeting if there is no drinking problem:  http://www.aa-intergroup.org
GlassCleanerAddicted

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Yes and thanks for that... She has perscribed me to iron three times a day... But I can only do once... For one I get very sick at times and it also causes awful constipation... I know for sure I'm anemic... And I enjoy my ice but I just can't wait to have my baby so I can see if the ammonia cravings go away,.. They did after my first pregnancy... But not after my second.. So after having baby 2 and getting preggers this time.. I was still wanting it... Even though I wasn't pregnant... Like really wanting to ingest it... But I didn't... I just inhaled a little harder and more often because I knew there was No baby inside...Id be looking for it at least 5 times a day ... I sucked my ice until the inside of my mouth was red and swollen and I was obsessed with even just looking at or spraying it... Anybody else experience this love of ammonia , glass cleaner or evenjust household cleaning products in general?
TCinTC

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I have te ammonia cravings also.....I try to be a responsible sniffer, but just that initial burn hitting my lungs is so satisfying. And no, I. Do want to hear all te PC persons who offer their 2 cents before walking in my shoes!!!!! if they think about it, I bet there is something they crave just as others that come here. We come here for confirmation that we are not crazy and that there are others who feel and do the same things. I for one am glad I can say I do have a craving or an inhalant and will look within myself to remedy that problem. God will help me.
TCinTC

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People like Jane make me wanna puke.....do you actually think we don't know to talk to our dr's and that inhalant abuse is dangerous? The nerve!
TCinTC

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You sound like a commercial for Lipitor.
spgml

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Wow Your story sounds alot like me.  I member one day cleaning and found my self cleaning and spraying more Windex i love the smell.  At first i thought i just liked to clean smell and slowly realized it was the Windex.  i figured out it was the ammonia i liked and started purchasing straight ammonia to dilute my Windex.  soon the spray smell wasn't enough i would unscrew the lid and squeeze the bottle.  i would clean my small bathroom with door shut and use lots of ammonia.  this went on for years still like the smell but try not to obsess about it.  My new thing is essential oils in a inhaler similar to those plastic inhalers that you smell Vick's from when your sick but without the Vick's even though i do like that smell too.  I saw a post about iron deficiency and i have been anemic on going.
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It is true what you say very strange, let's go back to check to make sure the things that do not adversely affect you later on.
kdbuh

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SAFE SOLUTION**********
Third Generation Herbal (you can find it on the internet) makes all natural oil blend called "Female Support" that helps,regulate hormones but satusfies my extreme,extreme extreme urges to sniff strong smells. I even sleep with it in my bed this pregnancy because i crave it so much!!!!
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I feel the same exact way and its so frustrating. I just sniff pine sol or fabuloso but for me its with everything. I love detergent and i sniff it so much when i do laundry and i have to bite down on newly opened soap, i try not to swallow it or anything but i just have to. I have like on and off anemia but idk its so bad.
Screesaver190

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I am strongly "addicted to comet powder soap or ajax cleaner" I crave it all the time ..just to smell or inhale comet cleanser is like smelling bread especially when I inhale deeply. Ajax cleanser just makes my mouth water to eat it..i don't know what my problem is ..I can go to the dollar store to buy them..its embarrassing but satisfying..maybe I'm depressed but it is an actual addiction
janesmith

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Originally Posted by TCinTC
People like Jane make me wanna puke.....do you actually think we don't know to talk to our dr's and that inhalant abuse is dangerous? The nerve!


TCinTC - I hope that you're doing all right.  The reason that I'd said to consult with one's doctor is because I'm not a licensed physician myself, so I can't legally to give medical advice, which includes someone taking iron supplements.  Too much iron in the blood may result in liver (the largest internal organ) or kidney damage.
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I love amoniated scents i make my own mixing pamolive dish detergent with comet smells sooo good i keep my mixture under my cabinet so when i walk into the kitchen i can sniff it
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Love lemon scented lysol as well i have five bottles plus empty water bottle around the house so when i walk in a room and want to sniff i will saw a therapist about it she said for me to go into a store and find scented lotions body sprays things that are not as strong and rub it on my hands and sniff it yes i am anemic so i have to take iron pills twice daily
janesmith

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Originally Posted by kdbuh
SAFE SOLUTION********** Third Generation Herbal (you can find it on the internet) makes all natural oil blend called "Female Support" that helps,regulate hormones but satusfies my extreme,extreme extreme urges to sniff strong smells. I even sleep with it in my bed this pregnancy because i crave it so much!!!!


I hope that you're doing okay and are well.  Please be aware that inhaling any type of substance may possibly cause damage to oneself and especially one's unborn child, for instance, (though, I realize that this post was from about two years ago).  Hopefully, you've sought help and have found a more positive way to handle those urges and your emotions.
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