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Has Anyone Developed An Addiction To Chewing Ice? Lol


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It just came out of the blue one day, all of a sudden I had the urge to chew ice,,and I'm talking all day long every day,,as in fill up a large mixing bowl with ice and just chomp chomp chomp. It's like an addiction, a need.

I googled it and learned it's called PICA, and is usually caused by an iron deficiency. I had my iron checked and it was fine. The doctor said it could possibly be any number of vitamin deficiencies.

Just curious if anyone else has had this?

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One of my friend's daughters chewed ice all the time and it was supposedly because of an iron deficiency. Although if yours checked out ok, then I don't know what to tell you. My daughter takes an iron supplement because of anemia, although she doesn't chew ice. I, myself years ago was anemic and I don't even use ice, drives my hubby nuts! He doesn't understand how I can drink fluid at room temp. Go figure??? No two people are the same, and good thing too, or our world would be quite boring :) Hope you find out your cause, maybe see if you're deficient in any other vitamins?

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