Ibuprofen Users Beware

A recent study of the use of ibuprofen by endurance athletes has yielded some surprisingly dangerous results. I urge anyone who takes ibuprofen or even knows anyone who takes it routinely to read these two links. The first article involves the study of endurance athletes and the alarming effects of ibuprofen. The second article describes the ibuprofen experience of the winner of the 100-kilometer Where's Waldo race. Our own Mieko had several first-hand experiences with ibuprofen use during ultra-marathons. Since taking ibuprofen before and during several ultras, she was diagnosed with hyponatremia, and experienced nausea, vomiting, bloody urine, and inability to urinate (signs of kidney failure). Special thanks to Donn for his research.