I was diagnosed with asthma last year. I am 43 years old. This year I took two Nurofen tablets - after eliminating them from my intake last year when I went on the elimination diet - before a minor medical procedure. (I had not related Nurofen to my asthma at this stage). Within two hours of taking the Nurofen and while I was still in the doctor's surgery I had an asthma attack. Both the doctor and I were very surprised. The asthma attack lasted for four hours! I had had no other introduction of foods etc in the lead up to this minor procedure, and the doctor told me that many asthmatics are finding that they can not take Nurofen. I have added Nurofen to the 'don't take' list. – Kathleen C, by email