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Woman's Convenience Store Snack Landed Her In Hospital With Paralysis

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For anyone who says that having a craving is "all in your head," clearly they haven't had one before. Food cravings can be so strong that many of us are willing to go to great lengths to satisfy them.

We've all done a late-night run to the convenience store for some chips and ice cream to curb, but for 33-year-old Lavinia Kelly, her craving put her in the hospital with serious complications.

The mother of three was on her way home from work when she developed a sudden craving for a salty snack. As the feeling intensified, she stopped at a gas station and picked up a bag of Doritos chips and some nacho cheese.

The unsuspecting California resident snacked on the chips drizzled with cheese, but just a few hours after her last bite, she began to feel uneasy. The following morning Lavinia started vomiting, experiencing double vision and had difficulty breathing.

Lavinia's partner, Ricky Torres, knew her condition was serious and drove her the hospital. She was initially sent home but after she became violently ill, she was eventually admitted to the intensive care unit.

“We’re just trying to figure out what happened,” Torres told the Sacramento Bee. “Now I spend most of time at the hospital, I’m just trying to get answers...She’s been doing good, and we just don’t understand why this happened over a bag of chips and nacho cheese. Really? How does that happen?”

Click on the next page to find out why Lavinia's snack landed her in the hospital with paralysis.

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