Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DR. FRANK, AND HIS ORAL SPRAYS

You know, I have a real problem with going to the doctor. It seems the more I go, the more I have to keep going….like a snowball effect. When I mention a little symptom, I expect someone with twelve years of college in the medical field to give me a simple solution. Instead they make you jump through a zillion hoops, and tests, and return appointments and rechecks…blah, blah, blah.

Take for instance my last two medical situations. My pinkie injury that required an initial visit with x-rays, a recheck the following week because they thought the x-rays would be more conclusive once the swelling went down, then they referred me to an orthopedic doctor but never followed through on scheduling me…..so I had my middle daughter refer me to Dr. Bob. He took x-rays and told me it was broken, but since it had been three weeks, and was setting straight on its own, I should try to baby it and it should be OK….if not, it would require surgery.

Then I casually mention the fear I instill in my grandchildren when I snore….right away, my doctor sets up a consultation, that leads to a pulmonary baseline test, then a visit to go over the test results, then a consultation on a sleep study, then the actual sleepover….to let me know I snore only when I dream.

Now, I have great insurance. My co pay is $10, and nothing for lab or hospital, just office visits and RX. So, while I’m fortunate for their willingness to give me the works, I wonder if it’s not a money grab. It also cuts into my daily schedule.

So, is it any wonder people like me turn to the As Seen On TV remedies?



Lately, since I stay up until the rooster crows watching BADD, I see ads all the time for this guy called Dr. Frank!

Sounds good to me, and all I have to do is spray this stuff in my mouth and the pain is gone….no side effects. And the best thing is, no office visits sitting in the waiting room with people sneezing and coughing.
Just a little puff, puff, and your muscle aches and pains are gone...no side effects! No copays or long waits in the doctor's office.

There is even a special formula for women with joint muscle aches and pains.

He has one for Allergies too…..another few squirts on your tonsils.

And this one for cats and dogs! No kidding, you put drops in their water dish and they lap it up like crazy. They actually show a dog going bananas over it. Then they show him go from extremely lame to running up the stairs like no one’s business.


So I decided to go on the Internet and check out Dr. Frank and his remedies. Just for the heck of it. In my search I come across this other Dr.


Dr. Carol. She’s suing Dr. Frank for false something or other. I mean could it be she had a patient complain? Or did she get swindled by Dr. Frank? NO!
She is hawking her own vitamins for cats and dogs called PAWS. And really? What does one have to do with the other? Since I don’t have a pet, I disregarded the issue.


But wait! What’s this that Dr. Frank has! I have never seen this on TV before….I think the good doctor is holding out on me. Yet another oral spray….for SNORING! The Silent Snore. So tell me, should I get this stuff? Has anyone tried it?

17 comments:

Suzanne said...

I don't believe any of it....they are all quacks.
Windex, now that is the way to go. Spray windex on your aches and pains, that should work.

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Anything that involves "just a little puff puff and your pains are gone" sounds like the DEA needs to be summoned.

Otherwise, I suspect that if we could cure snoring by something hawked on TV, we'd have heard more about it by now. (Although I don't watch TV anymore thanks to the internet, so I wouldn't know one way or the other.)

It would probably be just as effective to take the money you'd spend on these products, flush it down the toilet and then go to sleep. I'll bet the impact on the snoring is exactly the same.

Holy Crappers said...

Oh let me know if it works !! I can give the Book and squirt

#1

hollywood said...

Maybe you should see if Vince can give a demo on it with the wonder shammy??

I can testify that Mighty Putty can't hold anything together---and that amazing stuff is supposed to be able to tow a truck. I had such high hopes.

Keeper Of All Things said...

I think you should stick to snake oil......wait is that the same thing?!!!
Oh and I've always found a strategicly placed elbow will take care of Bud Man snoring......well it does mess with his breathing flow but It does stop the snoring

tj said...

...Oh girl, avoid all of that stuff. Seriously. Unless of course you have money to burn and dont' mind giving it away to suspicious characters that peddle get well quick schemes today and then are gone tomorrow...

...That doggy thing reminded me of that skit they used to do on Saturday Night Live. Remember "Doggy Downers" and "Puppy Uppers"? lol... I think that was back in the day when Gilda Radner was still on there.

...Does the snoring interfere with your health or sleep?

...Blessings... :o)

Rebeckah said...

Do you think you will try them? Dr. Frank looks like a nice man. I feel gloomy today. When is your trip?

heartshapedhedges said...

I think you are best to avoid all Franks (didnt you already learn that lesson??)

mysecondjournal said...

I tried the snore spray..and the snore thing you put on your tongue..my husband told me I snored worse..
(i tagged you)

jlo said...

The snore stuff DOES NOT work...take it from a disgruntled wife.
If it sounds too good to be true...

jlo said...

The snore stuff DOES NOT work...take it from a disgruntled wife.
If it sounds too good to be true...

Grandma J said...

I'm so glad I checked with my blogger friends before I bought something from Dr. Frank.

I say we all get together and find him and let him have it!

Pumpkin Delight said...

I'm skeptical. It seems to me that if it doesn't have a million side effects and if a doctor hasn't prescribed or recommended it, it's probably a scam. I mean a real doctor, not one played on tv.

Caroline said...

None of that crap works! My husband just bought some "homeopathic" medicine...he was pissed that he spent so much good money on it (of course it did not work). It's all placebo or sugar water!

Tammy's Blog said...

I say who cares if you snore...it just means that you are sleeping good. Unless you have apnea where you quit breathing for a period of time, then don't worry.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Frank's Silent Snore WAS the ONLY snore relief spray that actually worked! I used it for a while, but stopped because I didn't need it anymore. I actually stopped snoring completely! Unfortunately, my snoring returned and when I looked for it at Whole Foods again, they had stopped carrying it. It had been so long, I had forgotten the name, but finally remembered emailing the info to my friend whose husband snored. I was sooo happy... but now every site I check says it is out of stock or no longer carrying it. I fear it has been discontinued. It was truly miraculous for me. PLEASE... IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE TO FIND IT, PLEASE POST!!!!!