Again, I'm no doctor, and can speak only for myself. The beginning of 2006 I was in the emergency room with blood pressure 180 something over 118. Sweating, obese and blood sugar over 500.
By the end of summer my BP was 118 over 80, I'd lost probably a foot off my waist and my blood sugar was normal 98% of the time. Not a single dose of any drug, ever. Not even aspirin. The last time I saw a doctor was in the emergency room. We don't have insurance. I had my BP taken the second time by a nurse at Sam's club for a donation, twice and I check my blood sugar myself.
I'm not saying everybody will have that situation and I had the advantage of a lot of successful previous experience with nutrition and training, but I stand by my statement. I would not touch any drug unless death or disability were the only other option.
However I do refuse to believe that I'm some kind of supernatural specimen. At least some other people can do the same.