I hope that one interaction with the phone call does not put you off for good. This site does have a good forum, and people seem very helpful, which I am very thankful for.
Staying away from the source of your problems is good, and you should keep at it. If you are taking your meds and it doesn’t seem to work, you could ask your doctor for a different brand perhaps? I’ve tried a lot of them in the past before and have noticed that brand does matter (not how expensive, but the formulation I think).
Anyway, I hope things are better now today for you.