I've never talked to anyone outside my family who has thalassemia minor. I am definitely of the opinion that there are too many texts and web-sites that claim that there are no symptoms for this disorder. Just from reading these replies there seems to be a range of symptoms. At age 51 I have profound fatigue (trying to lead a normal life), serious aches in my joints/muscles/bones, easy bruising, GI symptoms, and longer to recover from infection--all mentioned here by others also. My symptoms have worsened with age, particularly in the last 10 years, particularly the fatigue and aches, which are the hardest for me. (In addition pregnancy (2) was a MAJOR stressor.) Thanks for listening and UNDERSTANDING!