This is probably a stupid question
Posted 16 April 2021 - 12:01 AM
Sent from hell
Lw: 99 (BMI 16.5)
Hw: 185 (BMI 30.8)
SW: 173.6 (BMI 28.9)
CW: 164.6 (BMI 27.4)
Gw1: 125 (BMI 20.5)
Gw2: 100 (BMI 16.6)
Ugw: 90 (BMI 15.0)
22 years old
Currently working on getting a MD and PHD in emergency medicine
R E L A P S I N G
Diagnosed depression, anxiety, dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar 2 traits, borderline and anorexia (w/ orthorexiaa), schizophrenia, alexithymia
Diagnosed Ibs-m, orthostatic hypotention and NF1
self-harm (cutting, scratching) Days clean: 2
Last sh date: 3/1/20
On vyvanse 50 Paxil CR 50mg, ablify 15mg, lamictal 150mg am and 150mg pm, Trazadone 300mg, ambien 5mg
~Take my hand and give me a reason to start again~
My silence is my loudest cry for help
oh i wish that i could fly
way up in the sky
like a bird so high
oh i might just try
oh i might just try
Posted 16 April 2021 - 12:07 AM
I don't consider myself to have pica but I do the same. It's a residual habit from when I was a kid that I never broke, I don't think it's psychologically tied to anything for me.
"People sometimes fail to live because they are always preparing to live."
Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:19 PM
I don't think so to be honest, it's more of,, wanting to eat like candle wax and things that you literally shouldn't eat, even stuff like paper or something.
I mean tbf, you could eat skin, not much different of chicken skin I guess (gross but,, isn't it true tho?) and could also be part of anxiety and stuff like, lip biting, chewing on finger nails, biting the skin off the finger nails etc, it's more of a habit thing or anxiety thing imo
Posted 16 April 2021 - 11:29 PM
idk, I'm not a professional so please 100% correct me if i'm wrong but this is how I rationalize my own habits.
I have dermatillomania which means I pick at my skin, scabs, acne, boogers, all of it. Sometimes, I eat those things once they've been picked. I see this a continuation of my dermatillomania.
However, sometimes I pick for the express purpose of eating scabs. Like I crave scabs (sorry gross lol). This I consider as being more of a pica thing, where I'm actively craving a nonfood substance.
~ stats ~
Posted 14 May 2021 - 07:38 AM
i'm pretty sure thats just dermatophagia, whether that itself is a subcategory of pica im not sure but usually pica is non living things like plastic, paper, glass etc.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users