Ashelton80 Posted November 8, 2010 Report Share Posted November 8, 2010 Hi all, I am on the tail end of a really bad cold/flu virus not sure which one. All I know is I was writhing in aches/pain, high fever, congestion and a really sore throat. All I could think to take was Advil to try and get my fever down since my resting heartrate was 110. My resting rate has never been that high before. I took the ibuprofen for 3 days and although I felt bad with the "sickness" part of it, my POTS symptoms were much better. Strange? The first thing was the chest pain was gone. Now this makes sense to me because advil is an anti-inflammatory and I'm sure my sharp chest pain is probably costochronditis and chest wall inflammation. It also seem to calm down my shortness of breath and "air hunger". Not sure the mechanism behind this one. Any ideas?Has anyone else experienced this? Could this just be systemic inflammation? I know when I have taken stuff like cell food, greens first and monavie these have all helped as well. They are all anti-oxidant/anti-inflammation type products. They take longer to notice a difference, but the advil I noticed right away. Maybe I'll pop an advil everyday if it helps and hope my stomach can tolerate it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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