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Woman develops cravings for toilet paper

By T.K. Randall
December 10, 2014 · Comment icon 35 comments

Jade's unusual cravings are the result of a condition known as pica. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Lewis Ronald
Jade Sylvester started consuming loo paper while pregnant and now eats a whole roll of it every day.
While some women have been known to develop unusual food cravings during pregnancy, a 25-year-old full time mother from Gainsborough took this to the extreme when she developed an insatiable desire to dine on toilet paper .

Despite having given birth to her son Jaxo over a year ago she is still unable to break the bizarre eating habit and continues to consume an entire roll of toilet paper on a daily basis.
"Two months into the pregnancy, I started craving toilet roll. I still don't know why," she said. "I like the feeling of the texture in my mouth, rather than the taste. I like the dryness."

Jade suffers from a condition known as pica which is characterized by an anomalous craving for inedible objects. Some sufferers have been known to eat outdoor substances such as soil, sand and grass or household materials like carpet, paper or bath sponges.

"I thought the cravings would stop after I gave birth but they haven't. I can't quit. I keep coming back for more," said Jade. "It can't be doing my insides any good."

Source: Mail Online | Comments (35)




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Comment icon #26 Posted by pallidin 9 years ago
I know a woman who claimed she craved chalk and dirt while being pregnant, but I think pickles are more common... Yeah, I wonder what's-up with unusual cravings during pregnancy in developed countries. Weird.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Valdemar the Great 9 years ago
I wouldn't be surprised if there was some scientific reason for wanting to eat chalk, such as a need to build up calcium or something. There may be something in some of the others too, like a need for iron or something.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Cruel_Cahal 9 years ago
She named her baby Scott Why not "Charmin"? That would be a little bit more exotic of a name.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Calibeliever 9 years ago
It's still better for you than a Big Mac.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Moon Gazer 9 years ago
I'm currently 3 months pregnant and craving icy cold things. Ice cold drinks, fruity ice lollies, crunchy ice cubes..... Not so much ice cream and things like that.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Junior Chubb 9 years ago
I'm currently 3 months pregnant and craving icy cold things. Ice cold drinks, fruity ice lollies, crunchy ice cubes..... Not so much ice cream and things like that. You better keep your loo roll in the freezer then
Comment icon #32 Posted by karmakazi 9 years ago
Now she can go on My Strange Addiction.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Cruel_Cahal 9 years ago
Just came across this.... http://hoaxes.org/weblog/comments/toilet_paper_eating_mom
Comment icon #34 Posted by Junior Chubb 9 years ago
Just came across this.... http://hoaxes.org/we...aper_eating_mom Cheers CC... I am going for 'greatly exaggerated' on this one.
Comment icon #35 Posted by Angel13 9 years ago
I'm currently 3 months pregnant and craving icy cold things. Ice cold drinks, fruity ice lollies, crunchy ice cubes..... Not so much ice cream and things like that. Congratulations!! I craved Ice cubes when pregnant. I HAD to have ice cubes! They actually consider it pica because ice cubes apparently arent food lol I learned that the craving was from lack of iron. I remember right after giving birth I still wanted ice cubes.... but it didnt give me the same satisfaction. lol.... Good luck and best wishes!


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