When I go to the doctor for a problem I have almost always walked away with a prescription to treat my symptoms. I used to be on six asthma medications. After a time I started to wean myself off of them with doctor supervision. Some people die of asthma symptoms, but mine was never that severe. I got to the point I have not used any medication for it now for years! When I was having trouble with menopause, I looked into supplements such as the Vitex chaste tree berry to help me with symptoms rather than going straight for the synthetic pharmaceutical treatment my doctor could prescribe. I will only try things under the supervision of my doctor due to having a history of health issues. However, I would recommend that anyone who wants to try a supplement run it passed their doctor first just to be safe.
Also, if you are going to buy a supplement, make sure you trust the company to actually have the ingredients you are looking for in the product you are buying. You should call the company to get a report of where they source their raw materials and ingredients used in the product you are buying.