crohn's and seizures

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you ever had a seizure while haveing a crohn's attack. I was doubled over, on the toilet with the trash can in front of me and then went into a seizure and had to be rushed to the hospital. They don't really know what caused it. My GI seems to think it had something to do with my oxygen level being too low because of the diarrhea and vomiting.
Any info would be appreciated.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 9/11/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Maybe being so dehydrated, low on potassium, etc. from being in a flare could do it. We're probably so low on so many nutrients, who knows what it can do to your body. I've never had one, so I don't know, but that is my best guess. I'm sure someone with some knowledge of this will be along to help you shortly. turn

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 100mg/day
Prednisone: 10 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! They checked my potassium level as well as a bunch of other things and they were fine. But as you said, we are so low on sooo many nutrients who knows! I know that it scared the heck out of me and my family. Hope it doesn't happen again.
Thanks bunches!

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no experience with seizures but just wanted to say how scary that might be! Thank you for helping me be aware that this could happen. I'm really glad you are okay.
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm ok thanks. Just not bouncing back from this as fast as I think I should!!
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