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... Oh, yes, I have had two capsule done, 3 endoscopy, and 3 colonoscopy done in the past two years. ... (29 replies)
... adolescence was spent always feeling tired, getting headaches, and feeling detatched and out of it. I always seemed to suffer with vertigo, though I just learned of what that meant about a week ago. ... (6 replies)
Hello, new here
Nov 11, 2008
... have been suffering from some odd symptoms for about 3 yrs and discovered that I have a iron count of 2. ... (28 replies)

... I actually was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia not too long ago, so our conditions are a little different, but I have the same problem with chewing gum! ... (5 replies)
... This Healthboard has been so helpful to me. I've not visited the Anemia board in years and I'm glad to see that there is so much good information. I've had problems with "anemia" for many years. ... (0 replies)
... I am new here and hoping someone has some information to share. ... (0 replies)
... It will take many cycles before the birth control will settle and her periods will regulate. Often the GYN will give a prescription for a continuous dose of meds so the periods stop altogether. ... (7 replies)
Useful information
Jan 11, 2008
... I have been dealing with anemia for years now. lets say i started my period at age 12 and am now 33. so i have been anemic for 21 years. ... (6 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. ... (14 replies)
Double edge sword
May 17, 2011
... on the chewing ice thing... I never craved ice but for 2 years I've been almost NONSTOP eating baby carrots. Like they're going out of style. ... (6 replies)
Ice Cravings
Mar 4, 2011
... think of ice chewing as something they just 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)
... This same thing happened to me with symptoms. When I had a 8.5 Hgb and a 2 Ferritin, I felt fine other than one time when cleaning I thought that I was going to blackout. ... (2 replies)
Feeling sick?
Feb 19, 2006
... Every single one of these previously mentioned symptoms can be anemia or another disease because anemia is also a symptom of a disease, not a diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks for your replies. It just a curious thought that the need to chew was the sign of anemia and not so much what you chewed. I don't know why ice, as there is no real nutritional value to it. It was just an interesting theory. Take care all. ... (5 replies)
... I just found out today that I too have iron def anemia... I can relate to the feeling of being cold all the time and the ice chewing habit is really like my nicotine...husband says he hopes we get this under control because I have to keep going to the dentist as well... ... (16 replies)
... I don't think hospitalization for anemia is very common except in extreme cases where hemoglobin drops very low. ... (1 replies)
Iron Deficiency
Nov 30, 2003
... I don't know my numbers as you all have quoted, but just wanted to share something with you all. My doctor is really wanting to find out the cause for this anemia ... I think it's hereditary and diet based for me. ... (9 replies)
... Ferritin for example which is basically your iron stores can be a 12 and be considered normal but it can also be all the way up in the 200's. Ferritin is pretty important and having this be low can cause a slew of symptoms. ... (1 replies)
Feeling Unsure
Jun 24, 2010
... I have been chewing ice for 3 years now. I never really considered that it may indicate a problem. I've had a couple instances where my heart raced and crazy heart "flutterings" over the past 4 years or so. ... (3 replies)
Ferritin Questions
Sep 29, 2006
... til it is really low, but enough to affect your hgb, there are only slight symptoms. You may notice that your hair if falling out more, or develope pica, mine is chewing ice. I have read that levels below 70 can cause hair lose. My hematologist would like to maintain my at least 50. ... (5 replies)




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