Dizzy and not because I'm blonde ;)

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   Posted 10/7/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
For the second time in about 2 weeks I have woken up feeling really dizzy when I'm up and moving around, or even when I move my eyes from side to side. I can't figure out why but it's beginning to worry me. I thought maybe I needed to eat but that didn't help before and it hasn't helped today. First time the dizziness came upon me it lasted most of the day but then went away later in evening. The first spell took place before I began my Humira 9 days ago so I know that's not what it is, and none of my other meds have changed in months. I'm confused and now a bit worried. Anyone else with CD experienced this?? Thanks! sad
Marci C.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2007, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain)

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   Posted 10/7/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am having the same effects....and it was before Humira......what else do you take so we can compare notes?
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
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   Posted 10/7/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
The only other med I am taking is 75mg Effexor once a day, Entocort 3x per day, and hydrocodone as needed for pain.
Marci C.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2007, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain), and Effexor

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   Posted 10/7/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I think you need to get in to see your doctor asap and let them now whats going on. about your
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 10/7/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Dizziness was one of my first and main symptoms before I was dx'd with CD this summer. I was having dizzy spells, sometimes with the shakes and sweats/chills for months before I got dx'd. They kept telling me stress, but now I know that this is a symptom of the CD. I also have some blurring in my vision - ever so slight. I usually feel better in the evening too. Also, of course, I now know that I must get enough rest or I'm doomed. I also feel better when I make sure to take my daily vitamin. Sometimes it just feels like my head is "full" or wobbly on my neck - hard to explain but definitely not right. Good luck. I'm just sort of learning to live with it at this point because nothing gets rid of it completely.

Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)

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