Let me start out with a little history. About 2 years ago my husband was assigned to Ramstein Air Base in Germany. So he, my 2 sons and I all moved to germany. When we went there, i had a few minor medical problems. I had a thyroid goiter and hypothyroidism, post partum depression, mild asthma, and occasional migraines when we arrived in April of 2005. Soon after we arrived i became pregnant with our 3rd and final child. The pregnancy was a nightmare. I had preeclampsia, gestational diabetes requiring insulin, placenta previa, placental accreda, and more. Eventually I delivered our daughter via c-section at 36 weeks. she was fine and other than some blood loss, i was okay too. 3 weeks later I awoke from sleep with so much pain i couldnt move. I could hardly breathe and couldnt even get out of bed without extreme pain. I soon found out that i had a blood clot in my right lung. At times military doctors leave something to be desired. And this was one of those times. They put me on lovenox (blood thinning injections) and sent me home from the ER. NO HOSPITAL STAY AT ALL!!! I was on the lovenox for almost 6 months before they switched me to pills (coumadin). During that 6 months, I had really bad pain in my right shoulder, which was caused by the clot. I was sent to pain doctors, physical therapy, pulmonary, all kinds of doctors. I developed pnuemonia 3 times in less than 6 months. I was on Percocet for pain for almost 8 months. My migraines spiralled out of control. my goiter grew, and my thyroid function slowed. I gained weight. And then i had a second blood clot appear in my right lung. This time they kept me in the hospital for a few days and started me on coumadin. They also referred me to reumatology who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I was always hurting so bad all over that i couldnt even climb a flight of stairs anymore. Due to all the pnuemonia, the doctors decided i should get a pnuemonia vaccine. I went and got the shot, and about 2 days later the area started swelling, and hurting. Then on the morning of the third day, i woke up feeling like i was having the worst flare up of my life. I am still not sure why but i took my tempature, and i had a fever of almost 105. I called my husband at work and asked him to take me to the ER. (with my recent history i wasnt going to take any chances) At the ER they tried to drain the abcess in my arm with a needle, and had no luck. They drew some blood and less than an hour after i got there they told me that they needed to admit me because my white blood count was 42,000. They started IV antibiotics, and took blood cultures. I stayed for over a week and required 3 blood transfusions. They didnt tell me what was wrong until i read my discharge papers. I HAD SEPSIS!!! They had to do minor surgery to open my arm and drain the infection, and then keep it open to heal from the inside out. They had to reopen it 2 more times and it was several months before it finally closed on its own. In december of 2006, the military doctors suggested that it might be time to come back to the US where there were more medical services available to me. In Jan 07 we received orders to go to Little Rock Arkansas. So here we are. I currently take: 150 mg Effexor daily for depression .05 mg Synthroid daily for hypothyroidism 100 mg Amitryptaline daily for insomnia and migraine prevention 5 mg daily Coumadin for blood thinning then as needed: imitrex injections for migraine imitrex pills for migraine maxalt mlt pills for migraine ibuprofin pills 800mg for pain ativan for anxiety valium for anxiety for medical procedures phenergan for nausea and finally: MSM Glucosamine for pain relief. As of now i am not on anything stronger than motrin for pain. the msm glucosamine i started on my own and it helps some. they tried ultram with no relief and they stopped percocet because i had a physical dependancy to it. Now I am in a new town, with an appointment with my new provider tomorrow. I am really nervous about this and also excited that i might finally have a doctor who will help me get some relief. Does anyone have suggestions of treatments, meds, etc that i should look into with my new doctor? thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help.