eating corn starch
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gina

Fort Worth, TX

#1 May 9, 2013
Was wondering if any other women have craved n ate corn starch while pregnant and how u quit and any negative things that came from it. Serious comments only this is a real thing its a eating disorder called pica

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#2 May 9, 2013
I've heard of that. Like women craving laundry detergent and crazy stuff! You just have to make yourself quit, it's a battle within your mind, like an addiction. Speak with your MD and see about an appointment with a nutritionist. They can do a lot of good for you :)
High yella

Bee Branch, AR

#3 May 9, 2013
I crave pickled pigs feet
gina

Fort Worth, TX

#5 May 9, 2013
I've tryed to cut back but its almost out of my control. I fell like I have to have it. Its not really the taste its the texture. I plan on talk I g to my doctor even tho it is embarrassing. I do worry because I have severe stomach pain n constipation sorry for the details
gina

Fort Worth, TX

#6 May 9, 2013
I eat about half a box a day depending on the stress level of the day

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#7 May 10, 2013
MSG me, I'll send u to a Dr you can tell anything to. No judging and ya never feel weird (even for eating corn starch)
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gina

Plano, TX

#8 May 10, 2013
Thank you but I don't know how to message
MzLibra

Newport News, VA

#9 May 11, 2013
Ive been eating cornstarch for over 5 years now. I also eat white dirt aka kaolin clay. Yes it is Pica but, don't feel alone. If you research on topix why do I crave clay, u will that you are not alone. Look on Youtube a lot of videos on eating cornstarch. Just finished eating Argo(my fav kind) I've eaten over 9 different brands of cornstarch.
gina

Plano, TX

#10 May 11, 2013
Have u had any negative side effects? Also have u ever been told u have low iron?
MzLibra

Newport News, VA

#11 May 14, 2013
I take iron pills haven't gained any weight. Sometimes my stomach swells but, I started taking probiotic pills for digestion.
guest2

Little Rock, AR

#12 May 15, 2013
Years ago black women working in the fields would eat handfuls of red clay dirt. They were anemic. You are probably deficient in something and your body is trying to correct it. Go to a doctor and have a blood work up. Not sure what is in corn starch that you would be needing.
gina

White Oak, TX

#13 May 15, 2013
Thanks
gina

White Oak, TX

#14 May 15, 2013
I've finnaly stopped myself from swallowing it so I fell much better about that
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#15 May 16, 2013
Try crayola sidewalk chalk not as harmful and tastes some what the same.(And no I'm not being funny) less messy also!
Mz libra

United States

#16 May 16, 2013
Haven't had any cornstarch in a week. I ate one box in 3 days. About to order my white dirt from www.whitedirt.com It's very creamy and crunchy all at the same time. There r a lot of people that have Pica
Curious

Locust Grove, GA

#17 May 16, 2013
Some facts wrote:
Try crayola sidewalk chalk not as harmful and tastes some what the same.(And no I'm not being funny) less messy also!
I've tried crayola side walk chalk but they were colorful. It had the crunch but I didn't like the chemical taste it had. If it was just crunchy with no taste or an earthy taste I probably would eat it.
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#18 May 16, 2013
Google this and once you do u will see thousands with the exact same problem with corn starch..... U may just have to go cold turkey....apparently a lot of people say it acts like a drug and is very hard to quit also try vitamins especially iron....
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#19 May 16, 2013
Also it does make you constipated and causes a whole slew of other problems!
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#20 May 16, 2013
dont do it

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#21 May 18, 2013
gina wrote:
Was wondering if any other women have craved n ate corn starch while pregnant and how u quit and any negative things that came from it. Serious comments only this is a real thing its a eating disorder called pica
if u do this u can die, I know a girl who chocked and asperated on the cornstarch.....shes dead now

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