... It will take some time for the iron to kick in, sometimes as much as 2-3 months because it has to be absorbed and create an iron store in order to work to make new blood cells, from what I understand. I was started on 3 325 mg. iron tablets per day and also B-12 shots. One month after I was diagnosed with anemia, I was also diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroid, which meant... (2 replies)
... my teeth were actually breaking from the constant ice chewing. Give it some time I'm sure you will bounce back. The problem with anemia is it's something that takes forever. I would say if your PICA is gone that you are probably having a rise in numbers. ... (13 replies)
... ice ice ice ice, that's all I want when I can get my hands on it. I even bought a fridge that does filtered crushed ice so my teeth take less abuse. Lucky for me, I haven't busted a tooth yet! ... (2 replies)
... s health status by the condition of their teeth....how true that is! I'm 52 and I've noticed that my gums sort of look bony. I used to have alot of meat on my teeth that hid the bony structure of the teeth underneath. Now...you can see the bony structure. Yes, my teeth do bleed when I brush them or when I floss. ... (5 replies)
... I have perncious anemia and have had for quite a number of years. For the past few months I have developed burning lips and gums so bad. ... (5 replies)
... Yes...I have pernicious anemia and I have receeding gums as well. I think it is a part of the autoimmune problem. ... (5 replies)
... take pain medication so I can work and support my seven year old son and myself. My CBC at the doctor's office showed a Hgb of less than 8 and a HCT of 27. My anemia panel shows an iron level of 7 and a iron sat of 4. ... (7 replies)
... Can anybody tell me if Pernicious Anemia can cause dental problems such as receeding gums. ... (5 replies)
... thank you so much for your imput. How did you treat your low ferritin? I am just starting supplements including B12, iron, CO Q10, and Omega 3. How long will it take for me to start to feel better? I am so low energy, and I've also been experiencing some pain in my gums/teeth. Went to the dentist today and he said everything looks good. Go figure. Anyway, any other... (17 replies)
... into early menopause by 39. So they ruled that out fast. I think I am doing a bit better. Not so much shortness of breath. But still chomping Ice. I hope my teeth hold on until this gets straight. ... (9 replies)
... no more problem bleeding and a much fresher mouth. Mine was only a minor case and it caused me much frustration. If you are losing teeth due to it your infection would be a much bigger one and one you should have seen to ASAP. ... (2 replies)
... I had a recent blood test and my dr told me that my iron levels were extremely low - on the borderline,
Is this anemia?
I also have thyroid issues(hypo and am getting treatment for this) but I have had low iron for most of my life.
I'm taking iron tablets at the moment and I don't eat a lot of red meat.
I've had ginivitis too - quite severe actually and have lost some... (2 replies)
... I haven't been diagnosed w/ anemia but my dr. is doing a bunch of tests to check iron and B vitamin deficiencies. I've had lots of odd symptoms over the past months including eye problems (very red and blurry), rashes that come and go (like tiny reddish/purple pin pricks), trembling in my hands, and a change in the colour of my gums (they look really dark red about 1 cm below... (2 replies)
... My Hematologist tried to explain this to me and I didn't grasp what he said but the main idea. He said that it is related back to caveman times like it is a natural way to replace what you are not getting. I know that's a bad explanation but it's better than none at all. I had PICA for ice only. The doctors asked me if I ate anything else. They also told me as if I didn't... (4 replies)
... h, I eat ice. The ice will hold me over for a while, but it's only so long before I get cranky craving cornstarch!lol! Try saying that ten times! So what does my anemia have to do with my addiction and how do i fix the addiction. ... (4 replies)
... Yes anything that causes anemia can effect teeth, bones, hair. ... (4 replies)
... When I'm anemic I grind my teeth at night, I wonder if that's what you're doing and causing the trouble? ... (4 replies)
... Currently I have had many dental problems with my teeth fracturing and needing to have them pulled and implants placed. ... (4 replies)
... up at the dentist last week and he told me I had fractures on some of my back teeth and that eventually I would need crowns on those teeth. I knew immediately it had to be from chewing the ice and he confirmed it. ... (25 replies)
... i was wondeirng if anyone had any other things they crave besides ice? i crave ice, dirt, sand anything that will crunch in my teeth, but i have one thing i crave that is embarassing, people would think i was weird. does anyone have any weird cravings? would i be shunned if i shared my weird craving?
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