I have never used it and I hope that someone who has responds to your question. I think that we all hate taking new medications and we rue the number of meds that we have to take (personally, I am up to 16 pills/day). However, as you stated, dealing with the symptoms is so much worse so we do what we must and need to do and that is: take our meds (lol). Best of luck to you.
Peace and Blessings