Antibiotics are amazing things. Saved millions of lives and cure people of all sorts of infections and bacterial based health problems. They either work or they do not work, and if they do not work there are a line of others to try that you will know for certain if they work or not in a few days. When they work, it is done and you are cured - not just feel better , though obviously that as well - but genuinely cured. Aspirin are different. If you have a headache you take an aspirin. Often it makes the headache go away. Sometimes not. If it does not then you can try Ibuprofen , acetaminophen, naproxen, or any number of other pain relievers. Some work for some kinds of pain, some do not. Some work for some people, some do not. The one thing they all have in common? They do not cure anything. They may you feel better, but they do not cure the problem that caused the pain. Ibuprofen makes the wrist hurt less, it does not repair the sprain or cure the pulled muscle. If you have a headache and you take an aspirin hopefully the headache goes away. If the headache comes back the next day or the next week - even months later- you do not think the aspirin did not work, you happily take more. Sometimes it does not make the pain go away completely, you take aspirin, and it still hurts, just not as bad. This may make you want to try ibuprofen next time to see if it works better, but even if it does not you will still take it to feel less pain than you did without it. You do not think all pain relievers are useless because they did not cure you forever, and you do not think they were useless because they only made it some better, you still take them because they are better than nothing at all. Medications for depression, bi-polar, anxiety, any number of other disorders,syndromes or illnesses. They are not antibiotics. They do not "cure" anything. They are not even supposed to cure anything nor do the manufactures that make them or Dr's that prescribe claim they cure anything. They are aspirin. You try one and if it works and the pain is gone then you are happy. If the pain is just a little better then you may try a different one to see if it is more effective, but if it is not then you still accept the relief you get and be glad it is not worse. If the problem comes back six months later you do not say they are useless and never take them again, you instead try them again because you know they were not supposed to cure it anyway, just make it hurt a little bit less. People always say the medications did not help so they quit taking them a month ago- but a month ago they were not on here saying "tonight is the THE night", so I would have to ask - is it possible they were in fact making it a little bit better?