I am a 2-year zoner and recovering from a bad virus. I don't get sick very often so this caught me by surprise. One of my big symptoms has been (still is, though I'm getting better every day) joint pain and muscle aches. That started me thinking, would adding some extra fish oil help me get better faster? Fish oil is supposed to fight inflammation, is my reasoning. I have been taking 3 fish oil capsules a day for over a month now (I increased from 2 to 3 very slowly in order to minimize the sleepiness, etc and can now take the 3 capsules a day with no discomfort.) I have been taking the 3 capsules all along while I've been sick. If I increased to four, temporarily, would that help?
Please comment. I will appreciate any advice you can give.