Fever and antipyretics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen)
I recently read an account of a high school classmate of mine, in the hospital again a few weeks after a gallbladder removal surgery, this time for pancreatitis. This 62-year-old really struggles with his health and try as I may, he is not open to learning about health, just more disease treatments because well, he is sick. He hasn’t been able to work for years. Cleaning the gutters for instance, causes him to have to stay in the house and rest for 3 days afterward.
His hospitalization last week for pancreatitis just seemed like another stroke of bad luck to him. Just one more thing in a lifelong list of bad luck health events. They aren’t. They are all bad behavior events. This example here, though mysterious to him and his wife, is quite simple to discern. If you remove the gall bladder (and that is an unusual situation in itself, but lets skip whether that was necessary or not for now), somewhere along the bile duct before it joins with the duct from the pancreas, you must cut to remove it. Doing so without damaging the common bile duct it joins that connects both pancreas and gall bladder to the small intestine, isn’t a sure thing.
So, a couple weeks later he has pancreatitis. Caused by the pancreatic enzymes, meant for the intestine, but they are trapped in the pancreas and “digesting” his pancreas. Very painful and life-threatening event. The hospitalization last week was to place a stent in the common bile duct to hold it open after damaging it while removing the gall bladder, so the digestive enzymes can drain to the small intestine like they’re supposed to.
The cholecystectomy procedure caused the pancreatitis and need for another hospitalization and duct placement. This cause and effect escaped my friend who just thought it a coincidence.
This theme is not unique to my high school friend. In contrast to the belief that medical treatment gets you well, it is quite frequent that the more medical treatments you undergo, the more you will undergo. Because, you will likely be made sicker rather than healthier.
My friend was released from the hospital and got home and 2 days later was quite concerned that he had a fever of 100.5 degrees. (Suffice it for now to say, I don’t even OWN a thermometer) but he decided that he needed to administer antipyretic therapy (acetaminophen) immediately to avoid complications of a fever. At this point, I thought, maybe I could help explain why fever is his friend and posted a paragraph about how it works and why stopping it causes more problems as well as the fact that febrile seizure in adults is even more rare than in children. But then his wife responded with “With fever it's a bit of a balancing act, though... You want the fever to be high enough to do its job, but not high enough to do additional damage.”
Agreed. “…to do its job” and not “additional damage”. Let’s talk additional damage.
The only damage that could occur from fever is a febrile seizure. Even if that DID occur, it’s not the end of the world. Rarely, if a seizure lasts 30 minutes or more, it can cause ongoing seizure disorder, like epilepsy. That is rare even in children let alone adults. So, we don’t care about the short seizure at all and are concerned that it could be a long one.
So, how often does this happen?
In looking this up, incidence of febrile seizure, I ran across this doozey from the Mayo Clinic’s website: “ A child can develop a low-grade fever after a vaccination. The fever, not the vaccine, causes the seizure.” Not to change the subject, but this is the kind of thing we’ve been dealing with over the last couple years. Looking at the data and calling it something else. It is challenging, without critical reading skills to interpret what you’re finding even on “reputable” sites like the Mayo. Fact: Vaccine causes fever. Fact: Fever causes seizure. In all other logic, chemistry or math for instance, if “A” =>”B”=>”C”, you can safely conclude A=>C.
As everyone knows after the last couple years, you don’t get to question vaccines. If you do, you will be silenced and banned. Which is why when you go to research them yourself all you read is rainbows and fairy dust. Because there is institutional and government collusion in lying about them and silencing the science that shows otherwise. It didn’t just start with the mRNA lies.