Our daughter, Shannon was just diagnosed with it. She's been really sick. Her iron count was 6 instead of 60-140. The doctor said she really could use a transfusion, but she's trying the pills first. She has to take iron tablets and vitamin c tablets. She's so sick at night from the pills. This also causes diabetes so they will be watching her closely for that. Her glocose is already getting high. She is stage 2 of four stages. Her red blood and white blood cell counts are way below normal, so here's hoping the iron works. She will need to quit smoking, which thrills me. It's the only good thing about this. She will have to change her eating habits too as this all progresses. I had never heard about it before until I started reading the information the doctor sent home with her. Isn't it odd how you never hear of these things until it happens to your family?