Saturday, February 02, 2013

Sound too good to be true? You're probably right.... 

This article appeared on a fibromyalgia Facebook page recently. It's an excellent piece about how to figure out what non-prescription treatments are legitimate and which ones are exaggerating or even lying about their product's effectiveness:

Claims for Marketing Fibromyalgia Products and Treatments

People with fibromyalgia are particularly susceptible to marketing scams because there is no one treatment that works for everyone, and there is no cure no matter what the treatment. People in excruciating pain or experiencing life-altering exhaustion can become desperate to try ANYTHING to feel better. And unfortunately, there are some pretty clever scams out there. Many products do contain at least one ingredient that is helpful, and some of those testimonials may contain a kernel of truth. But BEWARE of anyone who says they can CURE you! This goes not only for fibromyalgia but any incurable ailment. Some of these "cures" are extremely expensive, time-consuming, and may do you more harm than good. Remember what Mike Brady used to say: "caveat emptor", or may the buyer beware.

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