Anyone else sick of people trying to push their herbal remedies on them?
I don't know about you all, but as a person with a chronic condition I have very well meaning people at various times trying to push their various "cures" on me. Now sure they mean well, at least I need to believe that, but if any of these things actually cured something it would be all over the news and I couldn't have to go to some sad looking website you sent me a link for to find the "cure" for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and who knows what else you claim. I know, I know... it's like the majikal black and white horses that fart butterflies... I have to beeelieve.... but you know what? I don't!
I believe in my doctor who has known me since 2000 when I moved to WNY. She has known me since I was completely and totally without a care in the world. She has seen me bouncing off the walls, full of life, able to bounce back from anything. She knows something is not right with me. She and the rest of my medical team (of which I am a very active part) will find what best works for me so that I can live my life to the fullest.
I also come HERE for support as well as another online forum suggested by CoTHers. I do NOT come here to get PM's from folks peddling their snake oil. I tried to be civil and so I responded to the PM titled Fibromyalgia with "Well, bless your heart... I sure hope you've been on CoTH long enough to know what that is code for." But, instead of taking the hint and letting it go they have to respond and when I respond back "Well, you can go sell you snake oil somewhere else. I don't really appreciate being solicited on CoTH. " Now, here comes that I just love because I love when people pass judgement without knowing me....
Here it is, "I'm not selling anything, as I said in my first post-if you chose to remain ignorant of alternatives-then I will just feel sorry for your family-they have to listen to you whine. So sad in this day and age when people won't even TRY to get better. Let me ask you this...if you were going to someone who did alternatives, and were sick for this long-wouldn't you think they were a 'quack'?? Then why on earth do you continue doing what you're doing, when others ARE BEING HEALED WITH ALTERNATIVES-OPEN YOUR EYES, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING. SO VERY VERY SAD."
I will not out this lovely member of the community, but I do think you are despicable for just sitting here and under the guise of not wanting the "drama" of posting on a thread you are PMing people and then insulting them when they ask you to not solicit them. I don't have to justify my treatment methods to anyone, let alone some stranger on the internet. I do find it ironic that you chose to insult a reiki practioner though for not wanting to embrace alternative treatments though. I'm typing this as I sit on my infrared heating pad too. :yes: