As an aside, this is my space to vent, remember, journal, and share. My story is mine, and no one else will have gone through exactly the same journey. Just because a medication didn’t ease my pain, or caused specific side-effects for me, doesn’t mean it won’t be a miracle drug for you. The same is true for alternative therapies. I am not anti anything. Knowing our level of pain, any reasonable treatment is worth trying. My only advice is to do your research! The hardest part for me was finding a doctor that was educated in my illness, and that I felt comfortable in discussing my concerns. He is extremely empathetic, which is basically unheard of in their profession. I consider myself very lucky to have found my doctor. If you’re still looking, be patient. The right match is out there for you. Don’t settle! You are too important!