I know this probably means nothing from a stranger on the internet, but it took me years to realize I should take internet medication stories with a grain of salt, and here’s a long rambly explanation of why I feel that way:
Most people only share their negative experiences online. If someone has great success with a medication, it’s not going to cross most people’s minds to go talk about it to others. On the flipside, if someone has an awful experience, they want to complain about it, maybe ask for help, and also warn people to stay away from it. So for almost any medication you can find tons more negative experiences than positives online. Just remember that if you trust your doctor, you can trust her to take good care of you personally and to make sure the risks of the medication don’t outweigh the positives.