I also have thalassemia minor(did not find out officially until last year). Was previously misdiagnosed as having anemia and told to take iron. I always felt a little "off" (depersonalized, light-headed, dizzy)but never knew why. Now I find that I also seem to catch every little bug that comes along too. Especially this year; I have been sick 4 times since December (unusual for me). I also don't get any sicker than everone else, yet takes me longer to recover; and when I do, I usually get lightheaded and dizzy at the tail end of colds. I also bruise easy. I was told to take B-Vitamins, exercise and eat a lot of protein which I have been doing. Do you recommend anything else? It seems that a lot of doctors don't really know too much about this disorder.