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Pica that is what it is called eating ice which is common in anemia. I chewed ice for several years and no one really seemed concerned except my dentist. It was my hemotologist that connected the two together. You really need to have your ferritin level checked. This is not just a regular blood test but it is a test to measure your iron stored. If your iron stored is very low, you need to be more aggressive to replenish it. I have had around 6 or 7 iron by IV for the past almost two years. You also should find out what is causing your anemia, ie GI bleed or your monthly cycle. If your primary doctor is not welling to look into this, find another. Correcting your thyroid can help very little if your iron store and is low. My hemotologist want my level to be at least around 50. I was 2 with a hgb of 8 when I they found out that I was anemic and with hypothyroid. My hgb is now around 13 and Ferritin around 70, which is really great. But even with my hgb in the normal range and normal ferritin right now, I know the ferritin will drop in a few months thus requiring more iron IV. If you are anemic, you will find symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and just feeling crappy. So request a ferritin test.

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