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Woman Addicted to Eating Foam Inside Sofas31-year-old Adele Edwards, a Florida mother of five children, has been eating the foam inside cushions for 21 years. In the last year alone, she's eaten seven sofas. Talk about an expensive habit. Don't they just sell the foam alone, outside of the sofa?
Edwards recalls that her addiction first began in a stressful time of her life, when her parents were about to divorce.
Adele puts pieces of foam in her purse to snack on all day and says sometimes she binges on it for 45 minutes.
Doctors have told her that she could get a stomach blockage so big that her intestines would explode. Three years ago she had a blockage the size of a grapefruit made of sofa cushions. She had to take a large amount of laxatives to get it out of her intestines.
A recent addition to Adele's eating disorder is that she rubs the foam in the dirt. Her doctor has diagnosed her with iron deficiency. She is taking iron tablets along with therapy and hypnosis. Her fiance is helping her cut back little by little. Now that's true love.1 of 10
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