World news regarding Covid-19 has created a couple of questions in my mind related to our less publicized ailment. At the risk of speculating, I wonder if anyone else has pondered these:
- Inflammation from cytokine storm - Many reports indicate that CV19 patients are dying from the immune system’s massive response called a cytokine storm. I’m not a physician, but from what I’ve read, the immune system unleashes a storm to fight the virus and the associated inflammation is what’s depriving the patient from oxygenated blood (again, correct me if my read is wrong).
I’ve wondered if this “cytokine storm” is an accurate description of the auto-immune response many PVPS patients have experienced. Many of us have talked about the massive inflammation we experienced post-vas.
- Anyone Altering Their Own Drug Therapies - Many here are taking meds to combat PVPS. I’ve been down to two supplements (Nerve Shield and Zyflamend), nothing prescription. Zyflamend has anti-inflammatory properties.
Many reports surrounding CV19 have suggested taking acetaminophen, not NSAIDs. Has anyone altered their PVPS medication regimen based on this? Anyone alter their supplement regimen in the CV19 era? I added Vitamin C probably for no other reason than to make myself feel like I was doing something proactive.