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   Posted 6/17/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been getting severe headaches/migranes for the past couple of months. My general practioner is not sure what seems to be causing them. We have ruled out stress and tension. I have an appointment with my GI next week and I plan on mentioning my headaches to her. Do you think there is a connection with the Asacol? I started Asacol back in April taking 4 pills 3 times a day.

21 years old, Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis in April 2009.
Currently taking: Prednisone 20 mg (tapering), Asacol 12 pills a day, 2 Iron Supplements a day.
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   Posted 6/17/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Asacol myself and have not had any problems with headaches, but anything is possible. I took another med Sulfazine (same family) and it gave me bad headaches, so it stands to reason the Asacol might be causing your problems.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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