Here's my concern about taking some meds: If for some reason they do not agree with our bodies, it seems to me like it is possible that they are making us much worse while masking our symptoms. In the research that I had to do about ADs when became violently ill after I stopped taking Effexor, I learned a little about how they work. Now I am beginning to understand even more about the relationship of substances and the genetic ability of our bodies to handle them in the way they are meant to be handled. If our body doesn't really want the drug inside us, it is possible that it will backfire and produce more of something bad or not enough of something vital to our systems, causing a tidal wave of symtoms that we may not notice until we stop taking it. Our doctors don't really know enough about this to even approach the subject, let alone protect us from this happening. Of course this isn't true with all the drugs, but sometimes it's hard to tell which ones our bodies can tolerate well and which ones it can't, and I am personally not sure how we find this out before damaging our systems by taking something to help us relieve symptoms of pain or anything else, for that matter. I would sooner take narcotics than AD's. At least I know exactly what they are doing.