Why Do I Eat Ice 24/7?

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I am also an "ice addict"  I used to eat ice all day, every day.  But then I developed issues with my teeth.  I prefer the "soft" ice but crushed ice was more available and what I usually ate.  I didn't know about ice eating being a sign of anemia - I'll need to check that out as I have been anemic in the past (during pregnancy)  I did use the ice eating as a way to curb hunger and lose weight.  Other than the teeth problems, I know of no other health problems related to my ice eating.  I'm not even sure if my ice eating caused my teeth problems or if it just aggravated a situation already in place.  This is because I'm also a recovering drug/alcohol addict.  I've been clean now for over five years, but my 'drug of choice' was Crystal Meth or Ice (no pun intended)  About 6 months to a year ago, the enamel on my teeth began chipping away on five or six of my teeth.  I've never even had a cavity before this so I was devastated when it began.  In just the past month, I've had to give up my ice eating because extreme heat or cold causes unbearable pain.  Even so, I still eat a cup of ice on occasion, the urge is so great. Hope this helps.  At least you know that you're not the only "ice addict" out there.  God Bless   
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karin bernal answered
Shefali is correct on eating ice being a symptom of anemia.  Go to your doctor and see what medicine can be prescribed.  The soft ice is equivalent to drinking water.  You may be diabetic. 
 
It is not normal to eat 12-16 cups a day of soft ice.
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My sister in law who is a doctor was in town for my wedding and saw me eating ice at the reception and asked why I was, she said I may be anemic. I went to my normal doctor and had tests ran to find out I am. So yes that can be a sign.
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Shefali Singhal answered
You are really addicted of eating ice and it is a symptom of being anemic  but  it does  not effect your health rather it cools your mind.
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Anonymous answered
I eat ice as well....not as much as 12 cups but then I am unsure how large your cups are. I eat any ice from any restaurant as well as at home. Maybe about three regular ice pans a day. I was told that I had to do a test for anemia but I am hesitate. I have been doing it for years now and I actually slowed down. But I have not had any health issues as it relates to ice. My teeth are not really a problem unless I bite into it the wrong way or if I just got done eating something hot.
It is as they say calming because when I am upset ice makes me feel calmer. Just sharing the little I know.
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Anonymous answered
I'm an ice addict too in  fact this is my third cup and I will have three more before bed. I go through a bag of ice in three days it started when I was pregnant and now its worse. I would sure love to know why, my husband thanks I'm crazy.
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Anonymous answered
Ice eating is linked to Anemia and I started chomping in summer 2007, its 2010 now, I understand what the problem is as it is anemia and all the women that I have spoken to that have this same issue with ice eating are anemic also.
The responsible suggestion is to rid yourself of the anemia in the healthiest way possible, maybe a little help from vitamin but greater help from natural intake of rich Green veg in diet, spinach is brilliant and I notice less of the problem when I eat well and rest well, but that takes discipline and commitment to self and task....
If you are anemic I suggest its sensible to also find out why or how?
All the best
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I am an ice addict as well. I eat more ice at work than at home. Usually 3 16oz cups a day. So maybe I eat it out of stress. I am anemia as well. I never ask my doc why I eat so much ice, but I will.
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I love eating ice. I had my blood tested and I too was anemic. I took iron pills and I did not even like to eat ice. It tasted kind of like metal after taking the pills. I would quit putting ice in my drinks. It was really odd. I would get your blood tested for this.

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