Two weeks ago I went to my PCP and, of course, got re-routed to his LPN who seems to despise me because I do a LOT of research on my condition (I have portal hypertension, diabetes, fibromyalgia, fatty liver and VERY VERY low platelets). I was going to have a procedure for a fissure as an outpatient and needed platelets. He got really "urinary" and said that if the surgeon wanted them, he could get them himself! So when I went in for the surgery, I told the surgeon I HAD to have platelets. To make a long story short, the lab got "busy", they were never ordered, and an hour later I was in the ER with uncontrollable bleeding. And the hospital had NO O POS PLATELETS! So, I had to wait 4 HOURS for them to come from Anchorage. I had had nothing to eat or drink for 18 hours, and thought I was going to die of thirst! I was admitted to await the platelets, and was wearing my BRIGHT RED bracelet that says I am ALLERGIC to ALL OPIOID PAINKILLERS! So what does the nurse do? Shoots a FULL NEEDLE of DILAUDID into my IV! And stares in horror as my breathing becomes labored, my face swells, I have projectile vomiting and severe itching! She leaves the room - and never returns! By the grace of Goddess, I somehow survived. I guess it wasn't my time yet! To put it bluntly, I AM THROUGH with every doctor, prescription medication, hospital and Western medicine in general. I am sick of trying to LIVE through their botches and mistakes! My question is, should I seek a naturopath? Of course Alaska, having a heavy population of Native American tribes, has a ton of tribal doctors and alternative medicines. But what are the BEST ones? What therapies should I be considering? I need to practically rebuild my body from the ground up! I have already gone completely organic, eating only stevia as a sweetener and cut out processed food. No dairy, gluten, or "dead foods". Is there a way to raise my platelet count? I heard of a supplement called "Blood Well" but it is very expensive and I am on SSDI, so I can't afford to experiment too much. I take Fibro Response, Women's One multi, Yeast Defense and Liv52. I am TRYING to control my pain levels, and my orthopedic doc says my bones and joints are okay for exercise, even though I WAS diagnosed with spinal stenosis at one time. Could I do yoga or a low impact workout? Should I get a trainer? I am SO confused at the moment! Thanks for all advice!