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Thalassemic major, take frequent blood transfusions, have severe leg pain which relieves with Toradol. Suggestive remedy?

hi, my name is zehra jawed and i m Thalassemia Major, my is 24 years old, and i m having my blood transfusion at Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi,Pakistan. i m having my transfusion after every 2-1/2 or 3 weeks.But since some frequent years i m having a seveire issue in my legs, due to the pain i am not able to walk properly, to relief the pain i m having morphine 30mg in 3 times a day and sometime if the pain gets more seveire then i go in aga khan hospital s emergency for an IV injection named Toradol so u plz suggest of any solution of my problem.
Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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you are having transfusion for a prolonged period.but you not mention about iron chelating therapy due to iron overload which frequently occurs in thalasemia.your pain may be due to arthropathy due to crystal deposition at joint(2ndary hemochromatosis due to prolonged iron overload).so do the iron profile & xray of the affected part of the leg.
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