Am I anemic or just odd?
September 9, 2010 5:46 PM Subscribe
I'm obsessed with chewing ice but not tired...could I still be anemic?
posted by mingodingo to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About three months ago, I developed a sudden craving for chewing ice. It started with chewing the ice left over in my water glass or iced coffee, but has now evolved to the point where I will buy a fountain drink for the purpose of chewing ice, or just get a cup of ice from the freezer. I would say I chew about five cups of ice a day.
On Google preview, it seems that this could be a symptom of anemia. However, I'm not unusually fatigued or exhibiting any other symptoms that I know of. I know that YANMD, and I'm considering getting a blood test, but just curious...has anyone else had a similar experience? Is it possible that I could be anemic if this is really the only symptom? Or have I just developed an odd/annoying craving for some other random reason?