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PSA: The use of ipecac and other emetics


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#181 skinn-annd-bonnes

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 06:13 PM

Many people believe that ipecac was the the main cause of Karen Carpenter’s death. That stuff is no joke.
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Posted 06 February 2020 - 06:25 PM

I want to die LOL

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:25 PM

I've looked for it high and low--at prescription counters, online) and I can't find it anywhere! I was told they stopped making it. I usually purge with the help of a spoon anyways, and this makes me want to stop looking for ipecac altogether.


That is so dangerous though, you could accidentally swallow it. Same with tooth brushes

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:14 PM

I was bullied on a site one time and told to "go drink ipecac shots" as well as "play in traffic". 

 

I'm in such bad mood at the moment , I'd nearly go buy ipecac and drink the shots like a dumbass over being bullied online. 

 

Well thankfully they don't sell that in my country... I'm stooping to lows at the minute and need to read the post fully and properly and say "what the hell am I doing?". 

 

 

Thanks for the info.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:23 PM

Hey you can talk to me if you need someone to talk to, please don’t kill yourself :(

this was literally almost 3 years ago lol 


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:35 PM

Thank you for posting this, I was honestly considering using saltwater as an emetic but now I won't. I appreciate you sharing this information

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 03:19 AM

Please be careful. From my experience, purging will evenly cause cavities in every tooth, no matter how well you brush your teeth. Our stomach acid is very curossive. Please don't do it. I have fillings in every molar.
It's not worth it.

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 04:03 PM

Oof, that’s good to know. When I was younger I actually tried finding some
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 10:48 PM

When I was deep in my addiction I used to google ways to make myself throw up and emetics was on the top of the list of things to do i wanted desperately to find them but never was able. I'm extremely grateful after reading this i was unsuccessful. Thank you so much for posting this
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 10:50 PM

Thank you for posting this, I was honestly considering using saltwater as an emetic but now I won't. I appreciate you sharing this information

I used to use saltwater
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Posted 22 December 2020 - 04:14 AM

read this at just right time, i was considering getting it since i have nearly no gauge reflex and im sick of starving



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Posted 17 January 2021 - 05:46 PM

Great post!! Didn't Karen Carpenter die because of ipecac overuse? (Sorry if this has been discussed I cba reading all the pages!)  

 

EDIT yes nevermind someone mentioned this above :)

was it ipecac alone? I saw in some places that other stuff did it too. I don't use ipecac or anything, I was just wondering abt that.


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 02:34 AM

was it ipecac alone? I saw in some places that other stuff did it too. I don't use ipecac or anything, I was just wondering abt that.

The autopsy listed her cause of death as emetine cardiotoxicity (ipecac poisoning) ..  the ipecac syrup literally disolved her heart muscle. Whether it was compounded by the fact her heart was probably already weakened by her starvation I don't know. 


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 11:27 AM

The autopsy listed her cause of death as emetine cardiotoxicity (ipecac poisoning) ..  the ipecac syrup literally disolved her heart muscle. Whether it was compounded by the fact her heart was probably already weakened by her starvation I don't know. 

yeah that whole autopsy thing was weird. Apparently there was only .5 mg found present in the liver, none in bloodstream. Apparently her brother said he thought gaining weight quickly caused the cardiac stress, and she ate a large meal right before her death... Idk, I guess that medical science around this stuff wasn't as clear back then? It seems like if this happened in 2021 there would have been a lot more studies and stuff, but idk.


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Posted 03 February 2021 - 02:58 AM

I completely understand the dangers of this and never will try, but you force vomiting with your fingers anyway? 

I dont really get the difference, its still forced and causes irreversible damage.


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Posted 03 February 2021 - 01:21 PM

I completely understand the dangers of this and never will try, but you force vomiting with your fingers anyway?
I dont really get the difference, its still forced and causes irreversible damage.


The main difference is that when you purge with your fingers, you aren't ingesting anything, whereas ingesting ipecac or another substance will be absorbed into your body and may do damage long after you're done purging.
Purging with fingers is still bad for you, to be sure, but it's the lesser of 2 evils

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Posted 05 February 2021 - 12:27 AM

The main difference is that when you purge with your fingers, you aren't ingesting anything, whereas ingesting ipecac or another substance will be absorbed into your body and may do damage long after you're done purging.
Purging with fingers is still bad for you, to be sure, but it's the lesser of 2 evils

thank you, your answer was helpful :)


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:39 AM

am I the only person that uses a toothbrush? I would never use my fingers.




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