I have beta thalassemia minor also and both of my brothers. I find in myself that I am constantly tired even though I sleep 8-9 hours a night, eat well and exercise. I also seem to catch every little bug that goes around and although I don't get any sicker than anyone else normally would, I find it just usually takes a week or two longer to be back to normal. I also bruise very easily, although this also seems to be improving with age. Does anyone else have the same problems?