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   Posted 9/21/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever had seizer like symptoms from crohns or any of the common medications like: azithrapine, morphine, remicade, lexipro.  Over the past couple of months I have had incidents were my body stops working.  Twice I have been unable to lift my arm when I am commanding it to.  Once my shoulders would involentarily spasm for an entire night and twice now I will be standing then all of a suden my body does a little tremor and the next thing I am flat on the ground.  It doesnt last long only a few seconds and I never black out.  I have talked to both my GI and GP but they are not overly concered but it concerns me.  It is just that I dont know what is going on and I am by myself most of the time so if something does happen and I dont have my cell phone on me I would be in big trouble.  My GP says it is probally from lowering my morphine levels.  I have been on it for about six months, lots of surgeries and pain.  Overall I feel normal right now but this scares me, I guess its just the unknown.   If any of you know what is happening please let me know.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
Birth Control                                 Calcium  500mg                         Morphine 40mg
Sucralfate 1gm x4                         Multi Vit                                     Cyclizine   50mg

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   Posted 9/21/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Withdrawals can cause some ugly symptoms. When I was weaning off some strong meds, I had hot/cold chills, nauseous, diarrhea, very jittery, didn't know whether I was coming or going sometimes. But I never blacked out. I really think you need to push your doctors harder to figure out whats going on with you. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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   Posted 9/21/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The fact that is has happened more than once could be something they want to look into.  I suggest you see a different GP and maybe a neurologist.  Take care!

Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 9/22/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hello dreamer, I was on azothioprine last year, but it did not work out for me. I remember a little while after I stopped the medicine i started getting a twitch, involuntary spasm. It was worrying because my hands would be in one place one second, then half a second later it would be in another place, i think I may have slightly blacked out, but it was only for a split second. My GI told me it not related to the Crohn's, and the GP just sent me for some blood tests. Im thinking now it may have been due to me coming off azothioprine. hth
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