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Old 01-08-2006, 10:43 AM   #1
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Craving Crushed Ice?

Anyone else going through this? I have not had any cravings really this entire pregnancy, but now I have to have crushed ice!
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

I heard that craving crushed ice is a sign of low iron I wont guarantee that but you could ask your doctor..

 
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:15 AM   #3
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

I too craved crushed ice my entire pregnancies, all of them, and every time, I am anemic, you might want to take an extra iron tablet, a low milligram one, that is what my ob had me do.

 
Old 01-08-2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

Is this a seperate blood test I need to take? I have had my blood taken twice and both times everything was ok. I know I am fatigued and excessivly tired all the time. I wonder if this is a symptom as well? I feel completly drained constantly.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:06 PM   #5
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

Dont take anything until you talk to your dr. Yes it is a seperate blood test you get around 30 weeks, I oo craved crushed ice and I am not anemic

 
Old 01-08-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

YEah i agree with Valarie, i eat ice all the time, and im not anemic, maybe we are all just getting ready for labor. haha.

 
Old 01-08-2006, 12:30 PM   #7
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

Your iron can be checked with any blood test at any time. Bieng overtired is also a symptom of anemia, but also a symptom of just being pregnant. Ask your doctor, but you can be anemic at one visit, and not the next.

 
Old 01-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #8
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

How funny I was going to ask the same question. I also crave Ice BAD, I can go through a 10 lbs bag of Sonic ice in 2 days. I have had this craving all the time but its worst when Im prego with all 3. I never would think it was linked to me beening anemic but I was told a few weeks ago that I was. Im now taking Iron pills for it. I also suffer from what I now know is called Restless Leg Syndrome, thanks to these boards I found out on my own after going to many docs and many test but its also linked to low iron. Anyone else with it aswell?
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:26 PM   #9
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

Mamasita, I also suffer from RLS but am not on any medication for it. I am anemic though, so that's ironic. My primary Dr never told me they were linked. Have you found anything that helps? Seems like it's gotten worse since being pregnant

 
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Mamasita, I also suffer from RLS but am not on any medication for it. I am anemic though, so that's ironic. My primary Dr never told me they were linked. Have you found anything that helps? Seems like it's gotten worse since being pregnant
Im not on any meds for it due to I just now found out what it was. But I read on the RLS board that the Iron should help and someone had mention puting a bar of soap under your sheets. Dont ask Im not sure if that works but some of them over there say it does for them. Its worth a try. I have it bad and it has gotten worse since being prego.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:51 AM   #11
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

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and someone had mention puting a bar of soap under your sheets. Dont ask Im not sure if that works but some of them over there say it does for them. Its worth a try.
I read that on there.. And I tried it.. LOL I don't know if it was just mind over matter or what.. But it worked.. Didn't totally take it away but did for the most part. Enough for me to get to sleep fast and comfortably which I haven't done in a long time.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #12
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

SONIC ICE! This is what I am eating like mad. They have the best little ice pellets. That is too funny.

We go for our 4D ultrasound tomorrow and I will ask them then if I should test. I know that I am not sleeping well at all during the night which could contribute to my fatigue.
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #13
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Re: Craving Crushed Ice?

sounds kind of weird that people would crave ice(being anemic) out of all things. Wonder howcome you don't crave anything like green beans that has iron in it?? Do you think it could be low iron craving ice even if you are not pregnant?( my mother eats ice all the time) and I think i may be pregnant again and I"m constantly thirsty, could this be the same thing?

 
Old 01-09-2006, 02:57 PM   #14
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I went to wal-mart and got this 30 ounce plastic cup LOL so I could keep filling it with water and PLENTY of ice!!! LOL!!! I crunch crunch crunch away at the ice too - LOVE IT - its my reward for downing all the water!

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Old 01-09-2006, 04:13 PM   #15
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Its nice sharing my stories with yall but I ran out of ICE this evening and I dont feel like running to Sonic for more. So this was the last thread I wanted to see. Its also good to see im not the only one with this bad very bad habit. Take care girls.
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