You go to 2 or 3 doctors and guess what? You get 2 or 3 opinions. Sound familiar?
It all boils down to being diligent, assertive and asking lots of questions.
Does it really matter what works for someone else? Maybe but that isn’t always a good indicator if it will be the right thing for you. Each person is different.
My personal experience with insomnia might shed some light on how crazy this stuff can get. I can tell you that the herbal alternatives (Melatonen and Valerian) didn’t do a thing to help me with my insomnia. I finally had to go with a prescription medication (more about that later). It’s kind of funny though that my family physician was so reluctant to put me on any kind of prescription medication and recommended Melatonen!
Snoring was a definite problem for me. I made an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. After having surgery for a deviated septum and going through a sleep study test I found that my conditions were pretty mild after the surgery. I heard all of the pros and cons before consenting to it though.
Was the surgery and sleep test worth it? A year later I can honestly say that it was. I have been sleeping very well since taking a mild antidepressant called Trazadone at bedtime. I sleep through the night and feel pretty rested the next morning. Trazadone is commonly used for sleeping problems as well as an antidepressant.
Many people struggle with being overweight these days. As a matter of fact it is an epidemic in our country. It’s almost impossible to find unbiased information. Quite frankly, I’m not entirely convinced that your family physician is always the best choice either sometimes.
The moral of the story is this:
It takes a little trial and error to find the things that are going to work for you sometimes.
As mentioned earlier if you need to lose weight keep trying different things sometimes. With all the hype out there it is really difficult to figure out what to do. Don’t get discouraged though! Herbal weight loss products are available that really do live up to their claims. Everyone is different and there are never any any guarantees that a product is going to work.
I guess I found through personal experience that you there are legitimate products out there (prescription and otherwise). Due your own due diligence. In my opinion, a herbal weight loss supplement or a prescription medication is only a part of the process. It takes a complete lifestyle change for anything that you are taking to be effective. Expecting otherwise is just plain foolish.