thanks for your thoughts.
can't copy and paste that link, says its forbidden, but that's ok, if people are truly interested, they can google "rub on relief"
i, like you, tend to be skeptical, especially of companies like this.
basically why i asked if anyone had tried it.
but, i very cautiously bought something from this company, can't even remember what now, and was surprised how well it worked. it was fairly inexpensive and so was worth the risk. it was annoying while i was buying it that it kept asking me if i wanted to buy other things; i just had to persistently say no (i'm good at that, but most people aren't, i think that's how many companies get people).
and now i get emails from them. however, that's not all bad, as they were the ones that showed me what i think is truly the best chair out there. though expensive. but it looks really good.
and one of the things that i thought looked like the silliest, most useless thing in the world, my "real ease neck and shoulder relaxer", which cost less than $30 is the most amazing thing in the world. back in august and september when nothing else would help my neck, laying on that calmed it down, every time. go figure. but other things that look much more sophisticated and like they should work, often don't.
so i've learned, be cautious, but if its cheap enough and safe enough, its worth a try. while i have a closet full of failures, i also have a few priceless gems. i'd just kind of learned, you never know.
and i think i'm rarely disappointed since i'm as skeptical as i am. but it also means that i'm often pleasantly surprised.
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca
pred taper for flares
occasional naproxen / Aleve
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs
future: humira, soon I hope