Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have noticed recently that there have been a recent incline in commercials advertising medications for Fibromyalgia.

I am going to get a lot of flack for this, so I am going to state right away, medication does work for some, and if it works for you I am so happy that you found something that makes your life easier.

The two main commercials I have been watching are for Lyrica, and Cymbalta, two I have tried and have been unsuccessful.  These commercials remind me of an infomercial.  You have the person leading the perfect life, doing things that without the medication would be absolutely impossible.  Then in a low tone, with the speed of an auctioneer, you hear the side effects and who should not use it, while the person is walking with the sun shining, or chasing after children, or working and living a normal life. 

If only it was this easy!

You might as well have Mr. T do the commercials. 

Pop this pill and your life will return to normal, just ignore the nausea, the dizziness, the vertigo, the weight gain, heart racing, shakes, insomnia or excess tiredness, and you will be as good as new.

Its scary when they are using the same tactics for meds as they do for selling cars, beer, food or any other material item.