Thalassemia minor

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What is thalassemia minor?

Thalassemia minor is a form mild anemia. It is a genetic inheritance from one parent.

Common symptoms reported by people with thalassemia minor

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with thalassemia minor

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
thalassemia minor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
thalassemia minor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cats)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with thalassemia minor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with thalassemia minor

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drug interactions
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
thalassemia minor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
thalassemia minor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cats)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle cramps
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood euphoria
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with thalassemia minor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has thalassemia minor on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 15
30s 21
40s 18
50s 17
60s 10
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 61

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 43
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from thalassemia minor patients who have completed their condition history
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