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Old 04-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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My husband wouldn't be happy...

....if I destroyed his 50inch flat-screen...however..

I JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR CYMBALTA FOR MUSCULO-SKELETAL PAIN. A 'non-narcotic' alternative.

I nearly chocked on my valerian tea and launched my mug at the television.

FOR HEAVENS SAKE. What is wrong with the FDA?

I have 'fibromyalgia/CFS' and have NEVER accepted any treatment, mostly because doctors want to give me amitryptaline (sp?).

How on earth can they be offering this crap for Mus-SK pain? It's so common. I'm not suprised, but i'm beyond disgusted.

'Here, take this and your trigger points will feel better, but you might end up having a psychotic break or manic episode...then get diagnosed as bi-polar or schizoaffective, be put on anti-psychotics, gain 100lbs, end up with type 2 diabetes and be on the fast track to disability. BUT, you won't be as sore'.

No thanks, i'll deal with being stiff as a board in the morning, thank you very much.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

I have fibro/cfs too and I get sooooo po'd at those commercials. I take nothing for my fibro, I refuse to take the garbage I've been offered for it. I'll stick to chiropractic, massage, stuff like that. UGH. Now I want to throw something too! :P
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

Let's have a 'throw our mugs at the TV' party.

My best friend usually yells at all the internet dating commercials, and I yell at all the A/D commercials. Between the two of us i'm suprised the screen hasn't shattered already
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:50 AM   #4
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

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'Here, take this and your trigger points will feel better, but you might end up having a psychotic break or manic episode...then get diagnosed as bi-polar or schizoaffective, be put on anti-psychotics, gain 100lbs, end up with type 2 diabetes and be on the fast track to disability. BUT, you won't be as sore'.
This is what they should say in the warnings! However, most wouldn't hear it... those cartoon umbrella's and talking chalk boards are so mesmerizing. As you try to figure out what's going on and what it means, you miss where they say "have caused some minor deaths".

(of course, they don't really say "minor")
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

Cymbalta was first marketed as the "depression hurts" drug, they've been marketing as a fibro drug for the past year or two.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

It should be "Depression hurts, Cymbalta hurts a heck of a lot more"
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

Every time I see that commercial I want to scream: Hell No!

But even worse, the second installment of Cymbalta one comes late at night, I guess they assume the FM people are all asleep and then they target the Depression group.

Today is Sunday and usually we get these after 10pm : "Cymbalta", "Follow the wings: Lunesta" , and "Abilify"
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

I thought it was really weird when I saw a commercial for Abilify during my trip to the US. Drugs aren't advertised on tv in the uk (thank god!).
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

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....if I destroyed his 50inch flat-screen...however..

I JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR CYMBALTA FOR MUSCULO-SKELETAL PAIN. A 'non-narcotic' alternative.

I nearly chocked on my valerian tea and launched my mug at the television.

FOR HEAVENS SAKE. What is wrong with the FDA?

I have 'fibromyalgia/CFS' and have NEVER accepted any treatment, mostly because doctors want to give me amitryptaline (sp?).

How on earth can they be offering this crap for Mus-SK pain? It's so common. I'm not suprised, but i'm beyond disgusted.

'Here, take this and your trigger points will feel better, but you might end up having a psychotic break or manic episode...then get diagnosed as bi-polar or schizoaffective, be put on anti-psychotics, gain 100lbs, end up with type 2 diabetes and be on the fast track to disability. BUT, you won't be as sore'.

No thanks, i'll deal with being stiff as a board in the morning, thank you very much.

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I think you need to try opening up more snd telling people how you really feel. (As I quit laughing). I know exactly what you mean, I'd like to choke someone myself from time to time.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

I'm sorry, I got the Abilify and Cymbalta commercials mixed up. I actually change the channel as soon as the new Cymbalta commercials come on.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:41 AM   #11
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Re: My husband wouldn't be happy...

It's the Abilify commercial that creeps me out. The soothing voiceover, pastel colors, and cartoon caricatures of depression (a little cloud or umbrella that sits with you in the doctor's office and takes notes?!) The depersonalization of the cartoon doctor watching a movie of a cartoon doctor describing side effects? They're not even marketing it as a primary anti depression drug, but as a booster for the drug you're already taking. Antidepressants have infiltrated our society to such a degree that the primary market is nearing saturation and they now have to convince people that they need to be on TWO ADs.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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It's the Abilify commercial that creeps me out. The soothing voiceover, pastel colors, and cartoon caricatures of depression (a little cloud or umbrella that sits with you in the doctor's office and takes notes?!) The depersonalization of the cartoon doctor watching a movie of a cartoon doctor describing side effects? They're not even marketing it as a primary anti depression drug, but as a booster for the drug you're already taking. Antidepressants have infiltrated our society to such a degree that the primary market is nearing saturation and they now have to convince people that they need to be on TWO ADs.
I am always trouble by this commercial as well. The way they try and use media to get you in a doctors office and ASK for a drug seems criminal. As stated above that they don't do advertising in the UK, it is crazy that they even do it in the US if you really think about it. They have approached marketing much like apple did. You don't make a product that is so good that people have to have it. You create the market. Get the consumers coming to you. They make it where the casual person feels he is a doctor and advises all the time to go see a doctor about a drug they saw a commercial about.

How many times have you over heard a conversation and someone reccomend another to go get his testosterone levels checked? Almost all those commercials main focal point is to get you in a doctors office and ask about a certain condition and drug. And on top of that most of the diagnosis for these "conditions" are a questoinaire. Aweful

"The reason you have a head ache is because your not taking enough asprin" (heard that one here I think)
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #13
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There's a friggin commercial on here that is brainwashing. It shows the woman holding her knee, her arm, in pain and her kids watching in distress. It makes me furious so I don't watch the end of it so don't know which AD they are promoting. I did have bad depression at one time but I didn't hurt.
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It's the Abilify commercial that creeps me out. The soothing voiceover, pastel colors, and cartoon caricatures of depression (a little cloud or umbrella that sits with you in the doctor's office and takes notes?!) The depersonalization of the cartoon doctor watching a movie of a cartoon doctor describing side effects? They're not even marketing it as a primary anti depression drug, but as a booster for the drug you're already taking. Antidepressants have infiltrated our society to such a degree that the primary market is nearing saturation and they now have to convince people that they need to be on TWO ADs.
Oh God I know, it is two now. Aggggh!!!
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