BEWARE..."Cures" being Sold

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by skeptik2, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    Now that XMRV is out there, of course we are going to be inundated
    with "cures" and sites that claim to have the answers for us.

    Please be discerning and skeptical of these sites! If they know
    anything at all, they should know that clinical trials must be
    done in actual patients (not you paying to be a guinea pig),
    done scientifically and with disclosures to the patients as to
    the possible bad effects of treatments.

    Please do not feel desperate enough to try anything being
    sold to you by unknown people, clinicians, or sites that don't
    have referenced links with good research behind them. The
    Internet is not a great place to have your care, and I doubt
    your doctor will support that type of care with follow-up
    testing to make sure you're not being damaged in some

    Buyer Beware.

  2. karynwolfe

    karynwolfe New Member

    I agree with this post.

    And never buy anything that doesn't list the ingredients!

    If something is going to work, you should be able to do your own research on it and find where it has been scientifically proven (published research papers) to help retroviruses.

    A good rule of thumb I use is to run a quick search on the ingredient/herb on pubmed ( ) and see if there are any previous studies on that particular substance, etc., that would suggest it could actually help.

    Solid information to back up any claim is crucial.

  3. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I just read this on another forum and thought it would be appropriate for this thread.

    This is quoted from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics:

    "In-office sale of health-related products by physicians presents a financial conflict of interest, risks placing undue pressure on the patient, and threatens to erode patient trust and undermine the primary obligation of physicians to serve the interests of their patients before their own."

    More information can be found here:

    But then are the "doctor's" selling supplements in their offices real doctors such as DO's or something like a naturalpath?