... I've been feeling sick for some time now, and it gets much worse daily. I have a few things going on, but nothing the doctors have been able to nail down completely just yet. The level of fatigue, weakness, etc. has gotten to the point where I'm basically house-bound, and now I can hardly stand up to put a small load of laundry in the wash...and that's the tip of the... (0 replies)
... so i assume my periods were causing the anemia. I have heard when you have anemia cravings for ice is very common. ... (16 replies)
... I don't know much about immunoglobin but I can tell you that your cravings are normal with anemia. They are called picas. ... (2 replies)
... Yes it is very scary! The physical and mental number it does on your body is crazy! Every once in a while I will get a big drink full of ice and try and crunch on it and my body just cringes. I hope your blood tests come back and things are on the rise for you. Remember it takes time, especially going the oral route, don't get discouraged your body will get itself sorted with... (14 replies)
... Thank you Heather, i thought that was the reason for not having those cravings anymore
i will know soon after the blood tests. Thank you for your reply, i hope i can at least maintain my weight, it becomes scary. (14 replies)
... sed with anemia, my blood levels ran between 7 and 9. One thing I noticed was, I craved chipped ice constantly. Now that I am on iron pills twice a day the ice cravings are gone and I feel better. ... (2 replies)
... tune moments. Then the restless legs, the thinning hair, and the worsening stamina that makes meaningful physical activity impossible. OH! Don't leave out the cravings for ice. ... (2 replies)
... I've been having problems with iron deficiency anemia since i was 15. I had a ferritin of 2 and my hemoglobin was at 7. ... (1 replies)
... enjoy doing and do not realize that it is indeed a form of pica, and is from being anemic. It's amazing how immediately the urge to crunch ice goes away once the anemia has been treated!! ... (3 replies)
... Every time I get a transfusion or infusion the ice cravings dissapears! And the terrible fatigue disappears. I get regular blood transfusions because of my anemia problem. ... (3 replies)
... I found out about 2 months ago my blood was low - 9.1 The cause is basically I had Gastric Bypass 7 years ago and now I am not absorbing Iron from my food and the vitamins I have been taking is no longer enough.
I started taking Childrens vitamins with iron (Flinstones - because regular vitamins don't stay long enough in my stomach to be absorbed properly)
I have... (9 replies)
... This keeps sugar cravings away, or minimal. ... (4 replies)
... Just a little background about me. I am 42 and was diagnosed with MS in 2001, also have had HBP since 22. In the last couple of years I was also diagnosed with uterine fibroid and have extremely heavy periods. In those two years I became increasingly worse in what I thought was MS symptoms. Unbearable fatigue, weight gain, strange cravings, ( I want to smell Pine Sol all... (48 replies)
... My cravings are mostly salty and sweet. Don't know if it's related to being low iron or what but it's becoming rediculous! ... (9 replies)
... It may sound silly to you, I can understand that. When I started eating ice I thought that sounded crazy and didn't tell the doc until I had a 2 ferritin. Now, I wish I had listened to my body because it was trying to tell me and I didn't listen to the warning signs that were clear as day! It's just better to be on the safe side if it continues, could just be anemia.
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... M cravings since my protein levels were ok? ... (9 replies)
... gs that I was eating. In your case regarding the gum and seeds, perhaps it could also be a deficiency in some other vitamin or mineral as a direct result of the anemia or just PICA itself. With the PICA, they actually ingest the non food item, so I don't know if gum would be the same. ... (9 replies)
... I would say it is related. Now, I can't explain it but I would bet it has to do with the anemia.
The only document craving I have read about it the ice--but I'm betting it can cause all sorts of cravings.
For me, I never had ANY cravings. Odd. (9 replies)
... I am just wondering because I have never had cravings like this and it has been going on for about 4 months, could this be related? ... (9 replies)
My doctor has been following my blood work for a few months, based on symptoms I was having that were suspicious (hair loss, lightheadness, fatigue, ice cravings -the fatigue was manifesting into frustration, short temper and moodiness with my kids). I am taking 325 mg supplement every night, with Vitamin C and B complex. I am feeling somewhat better, a little more... (6 replies)