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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay had my cimzia last friday.  Today I woke to get go to work, and found out I could not walk to the bathroom.  Not bc of the leg or stomach pain, but severe dizziness.  Theres no way I could drive so had to call in yet again.  I went back to sleep, same thing when I awoke.  Itts like i'm literally moving in circles.  UGGHHH!  If its not one thing its a new thing!  Gonna call the internist and GI. 
Current meds: Cimzia since 09/03/2010
Tried: Remicade, prednisone, sulfasalzine, lialda, antibiotics, imuran

29 yr old female w/ crohn's colitis and SEVERE leg pain

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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh dear thats not good. I would definetly get in with your doc. Not sure if its the med, but maybe something triggered vertigo in you. I was hyperthyroid once, and I had alot of dizziness with that too. Hugs!
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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had inner ear infections do that to me before . Not a fun thing . hope you find the cause and feel better soon ...
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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh no! Just as things were looking up! I hope they figure that one out quickly. Vertigo is no fun... Hugs!
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   Posted 9/7/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Does the dizziness go away when you lay down? Might want to check your blood pressure too. I've had vertigo several times and it sux, but I still have the dizziness when laying down. When my blood pressure drops and causes me dizziness, it goes away as soon as I lay down. Just a thought, feel better!

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   Posted 9/7/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, so I called the dr who said quit taking the BP meds. (haven't taken it since yesterday morning) I have a monitor to measure it since last week it went so high. Yesterday it read 100/58. Really low. This morning it was 110/67. Around noon, I forced myself to walk around the house and pick up light things. Its now reading 140/90, and I'm feeling much better! I'm sure the BP meds were driving it too low causing me to feel dizzy and out of it. I feel bad for people with vertigo, bc I would much rather deal with pain than that! It felt like I drank every bottle of cold medicine and a bottle of vodka! Thank god I feel better! YAY! That was a close one! So just an FYI if any of you ever get like this, bc this really freaked me out!
Current meds: Cimzia since 09/03/2010
Tried: Remicade, prednisone, sulfasalzine, lialda, antibiotics, imuran

29 yr old female w/ crohn's colitis and SEVERE leg pain

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   Posted 9/7/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you called your doctor and got some help, sickofitall.
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like your BP had a sudden drop..was what i was going to say, but obviously you have already discovered that.
I hope things get better!


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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a case of Vertigo. My Mom got that and those symptoms stick with you for quite awhile! Good luck!
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Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI
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