Monday, 28 February 2011

Skeptical about cure-alls

OK so here is what I have ran into and what people have sent me, sites that claim to cure all, that claim to lower you pain, free you from fatigue and financially bankrupt you, that usually are just people on a power trip, people who are misguided, people who are just plain greedy. is a favourite:

Anne Hillebrand

*is not a medical professional but a former sales rep

It is wonderfully ironic that Anne has a buyer beware section in which she claims

Frequent use of bold lettering and all caps.

"A lot of text with many of the words in red and/or highlighted in bright yellow.

Empathetic language showing how they understand what you’re going through and how much you are suffering.

Lots of personal stories and testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by using this product.

References made to research proving their claims, but no links provided to the actual research."

Which all point to her site! (See picture)

NEXT ONE: I ran into  natural solutions to stop pain & fatigue...the disclaimer says it all:
The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified health care professional and you should seek the advice of your health care professional before undertaking any dietary or lifestyle changes. The material provided on this website is for educational purposes only. 

So please be aware when searching for help with your fibromyalgia. The best page on help is the UK page: fibroaction & NHS Conditions Fibromyalgia