I went for an annual exam and told my doc I thought I was anemic because I was craving ice. that was the only symptom I keyed in on. He agreed to test my blood and decided to test me for depression the same day. Needless to say, I was severely depreessed, but refused meds. He scheduled a follow-up to try to convince me to take them adn then he got my blood work back. My hemoglobin was at 8.2 and we live at 6500 feet so it was extremely low. He hasn't mentioned drugs since, except iron to increase blood production and a birth control that may help me lose less blood and help with my mood. I have gotten as high as 10.6 lately and back down after losing a lot of blood. I get less dizzy now, sleep a little less, crave ice less, and my mood is slowly improving. the interesting thing is that he never really determined a cause adn i know I eat plenty of iron, but iron supplements have helped.
Total abdominal hysterectomy at age 26 due to abnormal bleeding. Kept ovaries.