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Your problem seems to be a very rare kind of addiction.
Based on the information provided, it seems your are motivated to give up this addiction as you appear to understand the fact that it is hurting your body physically. It seems that you are struggling psychologically as well.
I guess first and foremost, you should get yourself checked physically as raw rice can cause some physical issues and some of the problems of menstruation
could be due to other unrelated/related issues. An opinion from physician or gynecologist might be helpful.
Next comes the issue of addiction. I suppose one method could be to use Exposure and response prevention strategy. The basic principle would be to expose you to raw rice which will possibly induce the desire to eat it and then have someone stop you from eating it. During this process, you might experience significant restlessness
. If you are motivated enough and know relaxation techniques
, try to be in this situation for approximately 90 minutes or when you feel your anxiety is wearing off without any additional help. You will realize that gradually the intensity of your craving is reducing and after sometimes start doing it yourself. You can take the help of a clinical psychologist
in this process.
The role of medication would be very limited. However, I believe consulting a psychiatrist
to explore other psychological issues (if any) can be of further benefit.
Hope this will be of some help.