Unanswered QuestionsAugust 1, 2007 at 9:05 am | Posted in Anemia, Health, Questions | Leave a comment
I have been obsessed with ice the last few months. I will drink ice water all day long. If I don’t get my ice, I will just crave it. I’ve tried to stop, but I can’t.
A few weeks ago I had some routine blood work done. I wanted to know my cholesterol count(which isn’t good but that’s another story). When the blood work came back, I was borderline anemic…which explains the recent ice obsession.
They say that people with anemia often crave unusual substances like dirt, chalk, or ice. Now I have NEVER craved dirt or chalk. I can’t figure out why those 3 substances would be listed together. I can see that dirt and chalk might have some common ingredient maybe but…ice?
Furthermore, what does being low in iron have to do with ice? I can’t seem to see the connection.
Now that I am taking iron supplements, will my cravings just cease or is it habit now?