I know that pica is the craving for non food items. When I worked l&d we had a woman who ate a foam mattress by the handful. we had another who would tear several pages out of the phone book and chew on them. One ate powdered laundry detergent and another dish soap. Anyway, the past few days I have been wanting ice SO bad. Our ice machine is broken and I don't like the big cubes that you make yourself. I just called my husband and am having him bring home a bad of ice from the store. I haven't been eating it at all, but lately I just want ice so much. I read that it can mean iron deficiency anemia, but they checked me not too long ago and my hemoglobin was fine. I am dying for ice or popsicles. I'm hoping it's just because I'm so hot and not that I'm lacking in nutrients or that something is wrong. Has anyone else had pica and what did your doc say about it? I guess I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not.
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