Trikafta appears to be a miracle drug for cystic fibrosis sufferers, who are sharing their stories on YouTube

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“I don’t know why I’m so nervous,” Stephi Lee Wright says, as she pops the foil on her first dose of Trikafta. In her video, “The Drug That Could Save My Life: First 2 Weeks (Actual hell)” the 25-year-old shares the unpleasant side of healing. “I’ve been coughing up so much shit,” she says at the outset of day two. She is embarking on what’s known as the “the purge,” the initial phase on Trikafta when patients start to cough up the sticky, dark mucus that coats their lungs. Fellow YouTuber Morgan Grindstaff shares in a video called “Trikafta Week…

The biggest issue for multi-level marketing companies is stopping YouTubers talking about their bad experiences

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Multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) hoping to attract young recruits have a problem — former coaches are taking to YouTube to explain why they quit.

MLMs promote the idea that you can make a real income while working flexible hours, mostly from home — Avon and Mary Kay are some of the most well-known examples — but former MLM representatives are posting videos that paint a very different picture.

In a video entitled “Why I Quit Limelife/ Limelight by Alcone…and Why MLMs are the Worst,” young stay-at-home mom Savannah Whitaker (who goes by Savannah Marie on YouTube) explains that: “When I…

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