For me, medication has helped. My medications have taken the edge off of my symptoms and allowed me to be present when I would have been to anxious to even try to participate. They have helped with my depression, anxiety, and eating disorder symptoms.
I also take medication for my fibromyalgia. The medication allows me to live with less pain and to tolerate walking short distances. Also, I can sleep through the night without crying out from back pain.
All medications have side effects and some have withdrawal symptoms. If the pharmacy does not have the medication in stock, then I go through withdrawal. No one is to blame. I cannot get my meds filled until I am out and then if that medication is not in stock the withdrawal symptoms hit. I wish that we had a system which would let a patient know where the nearest pharmacy was that their medications were available. I am pretty sure I am not the only one with this problem.