Twice now I have had pericarditis, which is inflammation of the sac the heart is contained in. And I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I was plagued with constant stabbing chest pain, shortness of breath, being unable to lay down comfortably, coughing, and dizziness.
It is pretty miserable and limiting…I don’t recommend it.
One main concern for me was that the treatment plan: high dose Advil every 6 hours for two weeks! I knew I didn’t want to take Advil for this long but wasn’t sure if my thoughts were actually founded in real science.
After some research I was saddened to find that my intuition was right; Advil has real long-term complications ranging from digestive issues to promotion of autoimmune disorders. Thankfully, I discovered some amazing alternatives to treat my pericarditis as well as other pain, both acute and chronic.
Head over to Clean’s the New Black for 5 natural alternatives to Advil.