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June 11th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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I M addicted to ice! Seriously, I eat ice all day long, and when I can't have it, I crave it, like I would imagine someone craving a drink, or drugs. It consumes me! I was eating icy pops until found out how high in sugar they are, so I have been eating shaved ice with lemon juice and a little bit of Splenda, or if we are out and about, I will stop somewhere just to get a cup of ice. I eat ice all day at work, drives my co-workers crazy!! This only happens during pregnancy! Crazy! Anyone have any strange pregnancy addictions?
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June 11th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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I think I read somewhere that can mean low iron. Have you had your iron levels checked?
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June 11th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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I had all my bloodwork done at the beginning of the pregnancy, but not recently. Maybe it's worth a mention to my OB.
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June 11th, 2013, 09:56 PM
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I believe that's a form of pica.
You should get a CBC to check your iron. It very well could be nothing though. I craved crushed ice with lime and salt last pregnancy and I wasn't anemic.
But craving ice alone should be checked out. More common forms of pica are craving, dirt, laundry detergent, chalk ect.
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June 12th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Ditto on the low iron...
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June 12th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Yep anemia and or iron deficiency if you are craving and eating ice that much. Definitely mention to your OB.
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June 12th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I had all my bloodwork done at the beginning of the pregnancy, but not recently. Maybe it's worth a mention to my OB.
FWIW, I had mine checked at the beginning of pregnancy too and my mw's office checks again when they do their glucose draw. As you get further along, the iron demands can ramp up and so there are a lot of women (myself included) whose levels are fine initially who need a little supplementation later on. I would definitely mention it.

Or you might really just love ice. It can't hurt to find out, though!
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June 12th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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I have never heard that craving ice meant you might be low on iron! Interesting.

I have been craving fruit. I love cold juicy stuff. Strawberries, watermelon...I could eat fruit salad all day long. In fact-its been difficult to eat meat at times because its not fruit!
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June 12th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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i crave ice and it is totally b/c my iton is low. I am vegetarian and for sure dont' get enough.

i find that target has the best ice at their fountain soda machines - it is alomost like crushed ice so it doesn't break your teeth

even the 7/11 guy knows im the girl who comes in for a super big gulp full of ice with a tiny bit of soda.
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June 12th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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So I LOVE chewing ice too!! Not now really, but before. A friend of mine did mention a possible iron deficiency.

I love the little pellet ice. DH calls them "rabbit turds." I used to work in an office that had that kind of ice machine and I went crazy over it! I used to just get a cup and chew on ice all day. Chick fil a has them and a few select places. YUM!
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June 12th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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That is a strange addiction.. I love sonic ice. But I will agree with the others about iron. My mother in law had the same addiction years ago. She ended up getting really sick and my DH took her to the hospital and it was because of her iron being low, so now she is on an iron supplement and it helps. So you never know! I would mention it to your doc just in case

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I love the little pellet ice. DH calls them "rabbit turds."
Haha.. I used to call it that too!
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June 12th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I learned something new today - had no clue that craving ice could mean anything.

I don't have an addiction that I know of, but sure am craving lots of fruit and salad lately...like nice salad bar salads with lots of raw veggies. This may be one of the first times in my life I'm actually eating this way because I actually want to.
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June 13th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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yep, ditto what others said. I would mention it to your doctor. It is a form of pica. Pretty common for pregnant anemic ladies.
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