I was diagnosed with beta thallasemia minor at about the age of 5. I never realized I had any symptoms, but as I am now 45, I'm beginning to wonder. I had an incident that put me in the hospital for another cause, but it effected my enemia so much so, I was given a transfusion. I almost immediatly recouperated from both causes. I sometimes experience "frozen" fingers where the circulation stops to one or two of them stops and they go ice cold. It usually lasts only a ferw minutes. I have restless leg syndrome. I have difficulty sleeping. My sleep habits are off. I feel extremely tired and lethargic, especially in the middle of the day. I also have a massive craving for salt. I been told that my bone marrow compensates for my enemia and in doing so gobbles up electrolites. Is that true. I have also recently found myself becoming potassium deficient. Is that also related.
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