I'm not a mod but I know for a fact that the cost of going to a doctor, especially if you're one of the uninsured, is prohibitive. Of course a doctor gives the best answer to the question, but it's also smart to see what other people who have had the same condition or similar condition did to deal with theirs. Asking them what their doctors told them is like getting a "second opinion" even if it's a 3rd-party relay of what their doctors said.
HA! I've seen you all in most of the stuff I comment already and in my own questions too... HI! Any who, I'm a USN corpsmen, I will never treat or tell you what to take outside of the clinical setting... unless you're a marine. lol.
The only time I'd break that rule is if your life was in danger. Your PCM should be able to to be reached.