Re: unexplained profound anemia, looking for suggestions
Ask about the possibility of celiac disease causing the anemia. (It's an intolerance of gluten, which is found in all wheat products, oats, barley, etc.) Over years, this intolerance to gluten can damage your intestinal lining so badly that you can no longer absorb nutrients, like iron. The only cure is to eat a completely gluten-free diet, but there are so many gluten-free products at the health food store nowadays. Anyway, people with celiac disease can become very anemic, and it's a disorder that's becoming more widely diagnosed. It's one possibility....
Good luck. I hope you can find the cause of this!