The amount of sodium in the NSAIDS is really not very much compared to our dietary intake.
THe contraceptive hormones exert a FAR greater effect on your blood pressure.
A word of warning, though: since the napoxen and the bextra are getting swept up into the Vioxx pile because of cardiac risks, I'd look with a jaundiced eye even on the Ponstel, which, if anything, seems MORE toxic than the others.
Does ibuprofen do much for your monthlies?
Ponstel sounds SO operatic...like a cross between Lily PONS and Rosa PONSELLE!