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[posted 09/29/2000]
Question: i eat ice all day long and it makes me get hypritherma and i cant stop, it never happened untill i took these meds for by-polor,, i take 60mg of paxil +1200 mg of neurontin+ 15mg of zyprexa+ 15mg of klonopin a day, acould these meds cause me to eat so much ice, my toung gets dry but i like the chewing the best,,

Answer: Several things can cause this symptom, classically associated with iron deficiency anemia so get your md to check your blood count. I am not aware of any of the drugs producing the problem, but certainly possible.

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