View Full Version : How effective is Ibuprofen/nurofen?

06-23-2009, 05:00 AM
Hi there. I take a lot of Ibuprofen to help lower inflammation/fever. Sometimes I feel the effects immediately, but often there's not much difference. It's also confusing when the instructions say you shouldn't take nurofen if you have lupus and not to take continuously over 24hrs which I find hard to follow as I need it continuously for my swollen ankle! should I switch to paracetemol instead?

06-23-2009, 05:04 AM
You need to ask your doctor. too much ibrofen can cause bleeding internal, and you don't want to take them all the time. i don't take any over counter meds. without discussing with my dr. and even than i try not to take unless i have too.:yes:

06-23-2009, 06:46 AM
hi butterflybabe,

i don't take any anti-inflammatories because of allergic reactions. My heart dr. also instructed me not to take any ibuprofen.

Follow Gina's good advice, call your dr.

06-23-2009, 09:57 AM
Nothing really ever takes the fever away in a flare for me, but each of us is different, and our bodies respond different. I have felt pretty good for a few weeks now, and only needed advil and aleve, although I can not remember what it is like to completely pain free.

06-23-2009, 06:11 PM
I was taking Ibuprofen everyday, all through out the day. I started to get these horrible stomach aches. When I told the doctor she told me to stop taking it right away. That was over a year ago and I still can not take it. Just be careful with your stomach, prolonged use can cause a lot of problems.....keep us posted on how everything goes!!!!!!