Trapped is an understatement with ms. It would be a good title for our hypothetical ms story book.
I completely understand your point. I feel and have felt the same way about pharmaceuticals and dependency. I could be on many more products, but the totebag was getting too heavy when I left the house.
Personally, there are two sides to every story. Either you take what the doc gives you, or you go on a search for something that nature provided. Neither is an easy route.
If you are really opposed to the medication, try searching foods with anti-inflammatory properties, for example celery. I am no expert, but I can say that diet DOES make a difference, as well as vitamin levels. D3 and B12 also made a difference in my life. When my levels were low nothing stopped the pain, not even the neurontin.
The neurontin hasn't killed me, it made my life better when it was filled with pain, but now I'm searching for a way out. I cannot recommend whether to try it or not or convince you either way. I wish I had a solution for both of us. If you need a temporary band aid solution, it did work for me, but long term, it isn't in my cards.