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... reasons than anemia. Some of which also can actually cause an iron deficiency because they crave other things like dirt and starch. In anemia, however, eating ICE does not cause IDA rather it is a symptom of IDA. ... (1 replies)
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... going through at least 6 ice trays a day. I found out from my dentist, that this is a condition called PICA, and quite common for anemics. Google it if anyone is interested. ... (25 replies)

... What does chewing ice have to do with anemia? ... (1 replies)
... I have cold agglutinin autoimmune hemolytic anemia and would never think of having cold water, no less chewing ice. ... (25 replies)
... I also have a chronic iron deficiency, but because I have very sensitive teeth, I only crave shaved ice such as what you would get in a slushy or Italian Ice treat. ... (23 replies)
Ice and Anemia
Sep 26, 2006
... Hi, I use to have a cup of ice all the time. The only time I stopped chewing ice was a few weeks afer getting the IV iron. My hubby just thought I was nuts. My dentist just said that it would do damage to the teeth. ... (4 replies)
... t 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. Now not only do I have the anemia to deal with but teeth issues. I've tried to cut back on the ice chewing. ... (25 replies)
... emia and I had noticed way before I found out that I was anemic that all wanted to do was chew ice. It was like I couldn't get enough ice! I did read though that chewing ice is a sign, but maybe you two have something in common and you never know that someday it might just come out that chewing gum is a sign of anemia too. ... (5 replies)
... I can certainly relate to your ice cravings. ... (23 replies)
... my hemo doc put me on weekly ferlicit and I am just now getting around to the beginning of the normal range. Cookie is right it's called Pica, I had a serious ice chewing habit, but literally after like 3 weeks of the ferlicit the ice craving completely disapeared. ... (23 replies)
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... I am just curious. I know chewing ice is a sign of anemia, but before when my hgb was 8, I was craving gum and chewing it constantly. If I ran out I would have to go to the store and buy more. I was buying 3 packs a week. I felt like a smoker. ... (5 replies)
... I am happy to report that my ice chewing craving is officially GONE!!!!!! I was driving my daughter nuts, I am sooo glad that I had that infusion!! ... (25 replies)
... That is great news. I can not wait till ice does not consume my life. Do you also notice you crave other crunchy things too like pretzels or chips and stuff like that? ... (25 replies)
... Yes this is true my mom used to eat ice and she was anemic and it would annoy me to death to hear her crunching on ice all the time. ... (25 replies)
... I had this also. I had no idea it was from anemia. I just ate ice for 9 months thinking it was odd that ice was now my "vice." Anyway, I did find out about pica after I had been diagnosed as anemic. The need to chew ice went away after taking iron for 2 months. ... (25 replies)
... That is so weird because before I found out I was anemic I noticed that I craved ice. I would eat one glass of ice after another and I still do. It's like I can't get enough of ice. ... (25 replies)
... After my first iron infusion, my ice obsession started going away. After six weeks of infusions, I can't believe I ever craved ice. Although I now need 4 crowns!!!! ... (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? :confused: (25 replies)

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