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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if Crohns can cause you to get dizzy upon standing? Sometimes when I'm laying down or if I go to pick one of my children up I get really dizzy and almost pass out. I've passed out 2 times this month and have never had anything like this happen to me before. I am on Remicade, I don't know if it would be a side effect to the medicine or what. I have also been getting really bad migraines could this be linked also? I never used to get headaches and I want to know why all of this stuff is happening to me?? Advice?

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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you had a complete blood count run lately? I am wondering if maybe you might be anemic or possibly maybe your Thyroid is acting up. Just a thought.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
What you're experiancing is likely dehydration...once when I went to the hospitial they had me lay down then sit up and asked if I felt dizzy.
Rehydrate with water and pedialyte, avoid gatoraid, too much sugar in that junk.


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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I'm anemic, but they said my white blood cell count is really high. I dont know what all that means, but I'm trying! I can't hardly keep any foods down, so that probably is the case. I do drink water all the time maybe I need to get checked out.

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   Posted 10/9/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Both the headaches and the fainting spells could be from alot of different things, but I would wonder about flucuations in your blood pressure...Yes I have migraines w/ my crohns, dehydration like pb4 said is also a possiblity but I think you might want to have an ekg done as well just make sure you tell your doc so you can get checked out
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   Posted 10/10/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have vertigo and dizziness when changing "levels" like leaning down -- but only when I'm sick or in a "flare." I actually pass out from strong D and fevers when I'm really sick, too -- which is scary.

But, I don't think you should be feeling that dizzy on a daily basis. You say you're not eating much -- that could definitely be part of it! But, go check it out with the doctor. When I get that "spinning" feeling, I know that I'm either about to get a fever, having a flare, or something else is up.
44 years old, newly diagnosed after an 8-day hospitalization in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Cipro, Prilosec.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, taking Synthroid) and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15. [end cyan]

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