by IamDita@sbcglobal.net » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:26 pm
Actually, if you haven't heard by now, those cravings are a sign of iron definciency. I am too addicted to ice chewing, and have been told this by my doctor. It's called a "pica" there's a lot of medical info about it on various medical websites
I've been anemic for 11 years now due to an intestinal disease though my crave for ice has only surfaced more recently - actually since my anemia has been better. I went through a stressful time and started chewing ice.....don't know if that has anything to do with it but I continue to chew ice all the time.