How chronic pain sufferers / people with autoimmune diseases are targeted by woo.

A lot the time chronic pain sufferers/people w autoimmune diseases are desperate for a good treatment, or maybe even a cure even if their judgement tells them that is bad advice.

People try to take advantage of these people all the time.I have polled a group of people that are chronically ill. Including myself. There’s plenty of bad advice out there but these are my findings that stuck out the most.

Examples

  • MLM scam known as Mona-Vie (sold as a cure all for mental, physical, and even to cure cancer)
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Gluten free life
  • Veganism or raw vegan diet
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Just relax
  • Reiki
  • Random piercings
  • Juice cleansing AKA Jilly juice
  • Symptoms must be caused by Hysteria
  • “Autoimmune paleo diet”
  • Organic Juice only
  • Probiotics/gut bacteria
  • “It’s the devil”
  • Coconut oil
  • Consume breast milk
  • Enemas
  • Chaga Tea
  • Atheism causes physical pain
  • Seizures are caused by fungus, mold, eating dairy, & gluten
  • Depression invented by “big pharma”
  • Onions in socks overnight
  • Don’t eat or drink cold things
  • Essential oils
  • Raw veggies to detox
  • More exercise (endometriosis) breastfeeding “prevents” it
  • Caused by poor self esteem
  • Lavender to treat fibromyalgia
  • All in your head
  • Go outside more
  •  Smoking marijuana/eat it as a vegetable(if it doesn’t work, you need more)
  • Bathe once a week in malt vinegar (Celiac)
  • Amylose-free diet
  • Swedish calisthenics
  • Glyphosate
  • Meds for illness are actually causing illness
  • Apple cider
  • Intravenous infusions of vitamin C
  • Turmeric
  • Crystals
  • Accept Jesus into your heart and you’ll be cured
  • Anxiety is caused by a secret sin and needs to be confessed to Jesus
  • The doctors have lasers for that, but they don’t want you to know
  • Getting audited for Scientology would cure all physical and mental ailments
  • Eat boiled cabbage after accepting Jesus into your heart
  • Elderberry soup to boost immune system ( immune system actively attacking this person’s brain)
  • Autoimmune disorder was actually a vaccine injury
  • Back pain from herniated bulging disc. OB referral to chiropractor while 7 months pregnant. Wanted to adjust her back right then.
  • Say ” I am healing from EDS” instead of “I have EDS” and the genes will fix themselves
  • Attend the landmark forum and stop experiencing negativity as pain. You will also no longer burn in the Sun
  • All medical issues are caused by a bad attitude and you deserve it if cinnamon honey cannot cure it
  • Although this person had their reflexes checked. The doctor determine the young woman didn’t have an autoimmune disease and just needed more sleep. The Physician try to prescribe sleeping medicine
  •  Nurse practitioner had patient hold small glass vials with names like “gluten” or “wheat”. Had patient touch head with one finger while the nurse practitioner tried to push down the hand holding a vial. This told the nurse practitioner what foods the patient was sensitive to.
  • Random man saw an article about a young woman with lupus leading the Lupus walk. He looked up her phone number and called her to tell her she was drinking too much soda and chewing too much gum. The woman was scared to hang up and ended up having to listen to his conspiracies.

These are just some examples of the terrible things said knowing the despair of chronic illness. It is very sickening to even read 1/4 of this. We need to do better.

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