Technically I take birth control pills for the cysts on my ovaries. I'm supposed to be taking cytomel for my thyroid, but... I'm bad about taking pills. I have all this shit wrong with me, but they never really help.
I understand how you feel about medication. I hate meds and I've been off and on them since I was 19 (I'm 32 now) for bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder... but I got sick of it screwing up my sleep, feeling sick when I take them, constantly being groggy and zombie like... so earlier this year I swore of the meds - which drives the doctors nuts because I get like this every so often. I try to control my mood swings etc. with meditation. I still get really depresed, but at least at the moment I don't feel like killing myself, so I think that's a good thing
I do also take medication for fibromyalgia. Without it, it's difficult to move. That medication, I dont' really have the option of not taking, it would just be way too painful.
I hope you find some help with your medication - maybe there's a different perscription they could give you? I've played medication roulette before with doctors, they do tend to overmedicate you at times.