I think if your doc suggests or offers medication give it a go, there is no virtue in suffering, if you don't like the effect it has on you, you can always stop taking the meds. If you had a broken leg you wouldn't refuse a plaster cast. See if you can change your mindset about medication, it could help you. I understand both your points of view re contact and, you need to come to your own decision on this. Sorry if i can't be of more help. Aisling.