My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!

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My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!
« on: July 23, 2009, 06:23:11 PM »
Hi, my doctor just told me that i have thalasemia, and I am thrilled to finally be diagnosed with something!
I am a 56 years young lady and have been struggling for the last 8 years or so of steadily worsening fatigue, lack of energy, insomnia, and more, but after hundreds of medical tests, all I was told was that I was slightly anemic, and that my levels were not severe enough to cause my exhaustion. I have been treated for depression, even though I do not feel at all sad, just tired, but none of these meds ever helped me at all. When I stumbled across this website, and found out that thessalemia minor could explain my problems, it was like a cloud was lifted - I am so happy to know that all this is not just my imagination!

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Offline Manal

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Re: My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 02:52:30 AM »
Hi Paulette and welcome to the site  :welcome2

Please check this link
http://www.thalassemiapatientsandfriends.com/index.php?topic=3003.0;topicseen

It will be a pleasure for all of us to share your concerns so don't hesitate to ask whatever you want :wink

manal



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Offline nice friend

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Re: My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 09:28:41 PM »
Hi Paulette ,
:welcomewagon :welcome2 :welcomewagon To You !!

Best Regards
Umair
Sometimes , God breaks our spirit to save our soul.
Sometimes , He breaks our heart to make us whole.
Sometimes , He sends us pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes , He sends us failure so we can be humble.
Sometimes , He sends us illness so we can take better care of our selves.
Sometimes , He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have.

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Umair

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Re: My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 01:14:38 AM »
hello Paulette , wow uve been through it all
tests and meds  :biggrin

well finally ur here and dont worry my mother has thal minor hello thats how I BECAME A THAL MAJOR  :rotfl

trust me its okaye  :biggrin shes in her 50'S as well :wink

you just have to rest more and watch ur food


best of luck,

Mariam
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Offline erum minhas

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Re: My doctor just told me I have thalassemia!
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 06:58:06 AM »
hi

thal minor is not a disease ,just a carrier state,treat your anemia first, also get check your calcium and thyroid profile. along with this these symptoms are due to menopause too. consult your physcian again

erum minhas

 

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