www.remedyfind.com) is an on-line
membership community where individuals suffering from a wide range of nearly 50
medical conditions can share information about treatments that have worked, and
those that didn’t. Founder Brett Hodges, a recovering person with CFIDS (PWC),
created the site to help pool the first-hand knowledge and experience of people
trying to sort out the ever-widening array of therapy choices. “When I was first
ill, I tried a multitude of different treatments – drugs, diets, counseling,
alternative medicine and bodywork techniques. Some helped more than others. Few
physicians knew what to do for me and alternative practitioners were more
confident, but not always objective about their recommendations. One of the most
useful tools I found was keeping a journal of my reactions to the different
treatments I tried, rating each one for its effectiveness, side-effects etc.
When I thought more about it, I realized that this might be useful information
for others, too. That was the inspiration for creating the Remedyfind site,”
The site is not owned, sponsored or supported by any industry
organizations and Remedyfind fiercely protects the privacy of its members.
Users, including patients and health care providers, rate the effectiveness of
prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, self-care therapies, supplements
and procedures. The top-10 remedies are listed with their weighted ratings and
numbers of raters. Clicking on each treatment sends you to a detailed
description of that product or approach. Newsletters on a variety of health
conditions are also offered, and all of this valuable information is free.