The Flu. What do you do?Submitted by dailypauler on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 13:15
Topic: Intentionally Induced Fever. Pros & Cons.
Well, it's that time of year again. Here in my area, many people are coming down with the flu and since this seems to plague nearly all of us, I thought it's time to bring this topic up and see what other DP'ers do.
I got it now and I have been trying to prevent it with the usual rituals, i.e. keeping up on vitamins, stay away from crowds, staying warm, etc. BUT it still got me.
The symptoms have so far gone, and usually go, as follows:
Occassional cotton mouth, followed by stuffy nose, followed by head, then chest congestion. This normally goes on for 4 to 6 days.
Then all of that compounds with aches and pains with HIGH 102 to 106 degree fever and I sometimes pass out. After the fever breaks, I get well. I consider myself to be "above average health savey," but the bugs still bite me.
So now I am considering bitting the bullet by trying to induce a fever and maybe(?), n attempts to get over it.
So I'd like to get opinions about this technique from the "horses mouth". I know they used to do it more so in the olden days, but it wasn't something that was ever taught to me.
Since this seems a bit dangerous, I'd like to know more about it. Anyone here ever intentionally induce a fever or know anything about it?
Don't worry. So far, this isn't contagious online....
This post/thread is not asking for advice, nor is anyone to give it. This is strictly a discussion for people to get ideas to go over with they're trusted, licensed care provider ;).