We all have craving for one or the other food items which is a usual and obvious thing but that unusual craving for non food items like clay ,chalk etc. .. I guess you must have heard it earlier but do you know that the disorder related to this craving is called PICA…
When talking about this disorder , we have brought to you the story of a lady who craves for talcum powder.
A 44 YO woman ,Lisa Anderson, when gave birth to a baby boy, got addicted to have the baby powder (Johnson & Johnson) while giving her young one a bath. She can easily have a 200 gm tub by herself in a day.
The situation is that she needs to lick it off every 30 minutes and even at midnight when she has a craving attack .
Also, she has spent over 8000 pounds (around Rs 7.5 lakhs) on buying talcum powder for oral consumption.
For more than 10 yrs , she kept this a secret but then finally she looked for professional help for this disorder.
“I’ve always had it [talcum powder] in the house and would douse myself with it after having a bath or shower. I’d use it on the kids after giving them a wash no problem. And then one day I remember being in the bathroom and the smell was just overpowering. There was a bit of dust that had come off the top of the bottle. I had this sudden urge to eat it and I just couldn’t fight it. I just licked it off my hand and really enjoyed it. It just hit this spot. It was satisfying a craving I never knew I had.” she quoted in an interview.
We wish her a speedy recovery from this disorder…