Ibuprofen has been my anti-inflammatory of choice for some several years just taken occasionally when I had some sort of ache or pain, no long term use and no particular brand.
A month or so ago I experienced an allergic reaction to something but couldn't pin it down to anything in particular but it was a hot tingling itch which started on my head and worked down to eyes, inside my ears, lips, tongue, fingertips, and palms of hands toes and soles of my feet. I took a hayfever/allergy relief tablet and the itching subsided in about 40 mins. To be honest afterwards I didn't think too much about it.
Last week I took one ibuprofen tablet for some post run leg ache and within about half and hour or so felt my head start to tingle then become really hot and itchy and again this spread down my body.
Thinking back I realised that I had taken a pain killer shortly before I had this reaction the first time and I'm fairly sure it would have been ibuprofen.
But I know on both occasions I'd also been preparing and therefore eating a lot of fruit. I've never had any reaction to any type of fruit but then I've never had a reaction to ibuprofen before and as I've said I've taken it when required for probably five years.
What I need to know is, it at all possible for a large amount of fresh fruit to cause some sort of reaction with anti-inflammatories?
Or is it likely that out of nowhere I've developed an allergic reaction to ibuprofen?
I've asked my local pharmacist and googled but to no avail. The pharmacist just said I should avoid ibuprofen from now on while pointing out that it could just be something else in the tablet that I'm allergic to.
Can anyone shed any light? or tell me if you would 'try ibuprofen once more just to see' or would you take the sensible route and avoid it?
Just to clarify it was a tingling itch, no swelling of the tongue or throat and no breathing problems.