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Posted by Ruby K. on November 27, 1999 at 09:23:54:

Suprisingly few doctors seem to be familiar with the chronic anemic condition that accompanies the genetic thallessimic trait.
Even though I have the minor trait, still I am very affected by chronic anemia. For many years I was pumped with iron injections
supplements and which are DANGEROUS generally but can be fatal in my case. I have been told, by doctors who do not give a fig and clearly do not
understand, 'you've had it all your life, it is something you should just learn to live with'. Isnt that ridiculous? MOreover, as I get older
symptoms seem to get worse. There are a lot of foods I cannot take because they seem to make rapidly impact my haemaglobin
count and lower it. Is anyone out there familiar with this condition and can you offer any advice as to a treatment modality that will
at least increase the heamoglobin to tolerable levels. Mine are usually around 8 and dip lower at my menses.

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