You know the ones I mean. The Excedrin Migraine commercials that make it seem like one dose will magically cure any migraine? Or the Lyrica commercial that makes it seem like Fibro would be magically cured if you just take this drug? What other big pharma advertising, or "miracle cures" do you hate?
I want to throw things at the TV every time I see one of them or every time somebody quotes an "instant" cure all at me! Oh, Gee, I'll just jump right on that and twist right there and click my heels three times in these magic slippers 'cuz my doctor and I are such idiots we never considered the common aspirin!
I hate that! Everyone and their neighbor becomes an expert on my health in under two minutes. They also seem to forget that I am not a complete idiot and do, in fact, take an active role in my own well being.
My husband has two aunts that I call "The Crazy Aunts". We went through twelve years of infertility. One day they cornered me at a family event and went on and on about how drinking a certain brand of energy drink had resulted in one their granddaughters getting pregnant after they had been trying for over three years. Right. Because no way was that a coincidence. If I had only increased my caffeine intake I'm sure I would have become pregnant instantly. After all, we all know how hopped up sperm become when immersed in a high caffeine environment.