Dizzy on 6 MP?

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huckleberry
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I started 6 MP just 6 days ago and have been having episodes of dizziness and vertigo (room spinning). I was told that 6 mp takes quite awhile to show effects, so I'm doubting that it's really the medicine -- seems too quick. But, it started a few days after I started the 6 mp, and has been a little more pronounced each day.

I take the 6 mp in the evening.

Anyone else have this problem? Is dizziness a known side-effect of 6 mp? I didn't see it when I looked up the adverse effects on the web. Doesn't seem severe enough to call the GI about, but it is disconcerting.

Thanks for any advice.
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.


JudyK89
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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you had a cold brewing and the 6MP suppressed your immune system enough that it turned into and inner ear thing (maybe infection)?

I got a horrible head cold withing days of starting my 6MP. I took myself off of it, waited for the cold to pass, and am starting it again today. Partly I took myself off of it because I can't afford to get sick, I'm the caregiver for my father-in-law who has terminal cancer and who's immune system is very compromised.
Judy
49 years old, Crohn's Disease   
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


huckleberry
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 11/3/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,

Good thought -- I don't have a visible cold, but maybe something's brewing that's causing the dizzy spells.I certainly don't feel great. It's a cold, rainy day here and I'm crawling into my sweats and onto the couch with a cup of tea. Maybe that will help!

Thanks very much for the reply.

Jeanne
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.


gemini kiwi
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   Posted 11/3/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
My world spun the day after receiving my first doze, I bounced off walls for almost a year, I was battered and bruised, final straw I almost fell head first through our bedroom window one morning when my husband was away, my solution to the problem was to bin the lot, and I've remainded upright ever since. The Dr's didn't really want to know so I made an executive decision shall we say about my own well- being, and find myself able to go from point A to point B without serious injury.

I know I sound a little scarcastic but I could have bleed to death in the sheep paddock which the bedroom overlooks and I live on a secluded property, no-one would have found me. I look back to how it affected me, I kept telling them even in hospital everything was in a spin, my head throbbed and my balance was gone, there are patients that have bad reactions to some conventional meds, I am one of them.
Tess

huckleberry
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 11/3/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Tess: Wow -- it sounds awful. I'll definitely keep an eye on how things go. I do feel dizzy and off-balance but not as bad as you're describing so far -- I'll keep an eye on how it goes. Hope you're doing well now.
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.

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