I was probably the post you read stating that inositol did help. I am a pure-O and it has relieved all of my anxiety and has decreased the obsessional thoughts. The only side effect I have experienced is GI upset (cramping and bloating) which seems to come and go. The side effects are bearable considering the improvement in my mental health. I have not read any other posts supporting the success of inositol. My understanding from what I have read is that most people are not compliant when taking it (you have to take it three times a day for 3 months to see results) or the GI upset is too much to handle so they stop taking it. I would definetely recommend giving it a try (especially if you can't handle the side effects of precribed meds), but do so under the care of a physician.