If the meds aren't really helping then it hardly seems sensible to keep taking them just because a professional is telling you to. I hesitate to recommend anything to anyone as we're all different but I have found that the pain in my left leg and foot has radically improved since I started taking lots of curcumin (bioactive part of turmeric) and boswellia (basis for frankincense) with a bit of bioperine (black pepper extract) to aid absorption. This improvement could well be random, however. I haven't noticed a big increase in weight on them although my appetite is considerably better than for the previous 2.5 years when I was trialling antibiotics.
3 years antibiotics, 06/09 bilateral jug stents at C1, 05/11 ballooning of both jug valves, 07/12 stenting of renal vein, azygos & jug valve ballooning,