Woman loves eating her couch like its potato

Calgary, Alberta
April 19, 2011 6:03pm CST
There is this woman who is addicted on eating something soft and spongy and its not a cake, she is addicted on eating sofa cushion. correct me if i am wrong but werent the cushion of sofa made of polyester or something? Well she finds its delicious, she loves the texture the softness and that makes her eat it. She also said she loves eating rubber bands. I think no sofa set lasts with this woman since her habit is eating them instead of sitting on them. She is now currently started to feel the side effects of her habit, she is now feeling pain in her stomach. According to her doctor, her eating disorder is caused by her traumatizing experience of her parent's divorce. She is also currently suffering from anemia as a side effect of her addiction. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/03/31/real-life-the-woman-addicted-to-eating-sofas-115875-23026995/
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Her condition is something serious that really needs attention. I guess to overcome her addiction, she must undergo some psychological treatments since the cause of her addiction to it has something to do with her problems. Good that she is still alive till now and still have a chance to recover. I hope she will get well soon and be able to overcome her addiction. I remember myself when I was in my elementary to highschool years, I am fond of biting my pens, its plastic caps...my mom noticed it that's why she was able to stop me from that habit, if not I think I will also develop a weird habit. Actually I smell it first before i bite it till it breaks! haha I feel some satisfaction in doing so and its like a candy!
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Apr 11
I have a classmate like that before, her pens have ruined caps and her pencils always lose their erasers due to that habit and she is the class muse. prettiest girl in campus, eats pen caps and erasers. I wonder where is now and how she is doing. The last time I saw her she is in college.
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• China
20 Apr 11
yes,i also think this strange behavior are caused from some kind of stimulation,and i toally sympathy for her and wish her could come out from her trauma.i heard many reports of my school that some students can't stand from dramatic things like parents divorcing or breaking with boyfriend&girlfriend,failing in examinations and tragic happen.Many times girls are especially fragile...best wishes for her
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
for sure no one else can help her self but her self so she have to fight all that cravings and she needs to heal the wounds of her past so she wills to eating her couch. It will all begin with her self.
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• Philippines
20 Apr 11
Poor woman. She has a condition called pica or eating of non-nutritious objects/non-food items. Although she's already seeing a doctor, I do hope her psychological problem gets resolved.
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
It will be a slow process and rehabilitation, she will need lots of theraphy to fight her addiction, She said a painful experience makes her have this behavior, i think her family should help her feel that she wont need to eat sofa's to feel good and she should feel love,
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
hello Albert, Have you heard of that girls who keeps eating her hair? So this woman also has this odd eating disorder and now suffering from it. I guess she needs some mental help (professional help) to get over with this. What worst can divorces give as side effects huh? so scary aint?
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
I dont know how divorce relates with eating a polyester foam but the pain she had been through really take a toll on her. She is emotionally damage by the experience, I cant explain how she end up this way but lets hope she will be cured for her sake and for her daughters as well, she should forget about the past, she have daughters who lovers her dearly and worries about her condition.
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@misterMR (797)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
Thanks for sharing this information. This is the first time that I've actually heard and encountered something like this. I really do not know that there are people outside who really do eat those kind of things. Too bad for the cushion though, I was really hoping that I could have one for my chair here. I see that the chain of side effects could really make a person have those kind of addiction. I'm in awe. I really don't know what to say. Anyway, thank you for posting! Have a great day!
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
Its a rare condition, There are people who eat none edible things because it gives them some sort of satisfaction, I have a discussion about a girl who have a more dangerous situation because she is addicted on eating soap which we wll know is dangerous.
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@franne32 (695)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
She really needs help because that is a mental illness already. Of course she's going to feel pain in her stomach, since it's a sponge and made of synthetic materials, it's going to suck some of the gastric juices and will become bigger in her tummy, and will not help remove it through bowel movement. That's so twisted. I hope that person will remove that habit soon or it will poison her slowly and painfully.
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• Calgary, Alberta
19 Apr 11
I have a feeling she must undergo operation to get rid all of those sponges out of her body. Its really disturbing for sure. She is a mother and she already have kids, she must fight this habit for her family's sake.
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@la_chique (1499)
19 Apr 11
Ugh, cant say I'd fancy that. But then again, Ive known pregnant women to like eating rubber bands and all the time they like to eat weird things like coal and chalk. I know someone else who went through a stage where everything they ate apparently tasted like soil.
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• Calgary, Alberta
19 Apr 11
she said her parents divorce triggers her to have that behavior, so it makes me think parents should not do something that will traumatize little children. so they wont develop dangerous behaviors.
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@jujunme (2448)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I'm wondering if you've ever seen the TV program "My Strange Addictions". You wouldn't believe what some people are addicted to. One woman was addicted to eating toilet paper,another laundry detergent and still another could not go to sleep without having her plugged in hair dryer in bed next to her, because she claims the sound it makes is the only thing that helps her relax.Needless to say she had serious burns up and down the arm that was closest to the working hair dryer. All 3 of these women are in therapy and the reasons for their strange addiction vary from case to case.The toilet paper eater just loves the texture and feel of it in her mouth and has been eating it for years, whereas the laundry detergent woman doesn't know why the addiction started, but both have been in the hospital various times for all sorts of stomach problems, severe nausea,kidney problems, etc... Watching this program has somehow made me immune to hearing about these addictions since it seems there are many people with the oddest addictions i've ever heard of.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Apr 11
wow those are crazy addictions, I found out this rare condition often affects women more, usually women who experienced abuse and insecurities during their younger years, do those women from that show gets to have help? We all know one thing though, nobody can help them but themselves.
@jujunme (2448)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Yes, these people are all in therapy and the many reasons they give for starting these strange addictions are either due to traumatic child experiences or adult insecurities and abuse.Sometimes they're able to beat the addictions through therapy, but quite often the addiction is so deep seeded, they continue the odd behavior. Also, you are correct,most of the ones i've seen are women with a few men scattered among them.and you are also correct since even after their therapy is complete they are told that the rest is up to them.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 11
So in the end the control of this addiction is up to them, therapy is only a start but no one else can help their self but themselves.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 May 11
That is sad...I hope she could get over that sickness....
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 May 11
It's been a month so I hope that there is progress in her case
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
20 Apr 11
That's kind of sad. To really enjoy eating something so much but knowing that it's killing you. But sofa sponge doesn't have any taste? Perhaps she's majorly malnourished and her body is craving whatever is in sofa sponge. I have heard about pregnant women having cravings for non-food items before and it's probably something similar. But still...that's weird.
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
It seemed like she likes the texture, but if she wants to eat something spongy, she should have stick with cake since cake is spongy too. She have anemia because of her unusual diet. I found a video of her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSM5W41jl74 so the news is more than an article, she is real. It seemed like she really does have a disorder and her children were being affected because they were worried of her.
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• United States
20 Apr 11
Wow, can we say "crazy"! I see why she is feeling pain in her stomach. Im beginning to think she wants attention. Thats not an eating disorder, I mean has any else done anything like this before. OMG!
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 11
I believe Polyester is not safe to eat, its nto natural and it cannot be digested, Its really scary that in able for doctors to remove all that sofa peaces on her stomach, she needs an operation. It could have damaged her body already.
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@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 May 11
That is sad...I hope she could get over that sickness....
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 May 11
That is sad...I hope she could get over that sickness....
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 May 11
That is sad...I hope she could get over that sickness....