After weeks of showcasing stranger and stranger addictions on TLC's aptly-named "My Strange Addiction," the upcoming season finale promises to top them all with a woman who not only drinks her own urine but also bathes in it, washes her eyes in it and even brushes her teeth with it.
On Sunday night's show, viewers will meet Carrie, a 53-year-old who's battling cancer and believes urine will help that fight.
"I like warm pee. It's comforting," Carrie explained in a sneak peek of the episode. "The first time I drank my urine, I didn't throw up and it wasn't horrible. So I thought, 'You know what? I can do this.' My urine does smell, depending on what I eat. Today it tastes a whole lot different than it did four years ago."
That's right. Carrie's been drinking her urine for four years now – up to 80 ounces a day – and she's become somewhat of a connoisseur.
"Sometimes it's salty; sometimes (it) tastes like plum champagne." And after taking a big gulp, she pointed out that sometimes it's "maybe a little lemony!"
When it's less palatable, Carrie simply changes her non-urine diet.
"You can taste different things going through your body and there are certain things I don't like to eat anymore, because they don't taste good recycled," she said. "I love, love, love asparagus. I won't eat it anymore. It makes the urine taste … oooh, really bad."
Carrie's daughter, Cassie, fears the habit could actually harm her mother rather than improve her health. Tune in to "My Strange Addiction" on March 18 at 10 p.m. ET to find out if Carrie listens to Cassie's concerns and seeks help for her obsession.
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