has anyone ever experienced a sudden dizziness and double vision episode w/ mercaptopurine (or anything else uc related)? i have been in a terrible flare and finally agreed to start mercptopurine. i am also currently on 40mg prednisone, but have been for a few weeks. because i am super super sensitive to meds, my dr had me start out really slowly w/the dosage or mercaptopurine. i have been taking it every 2 days, and then recently upped it to every other day, and was going to start taking it daily this week. however, yesterday i was standing at the mirror and turned around and was dizzy and then was seeing double... it really freaked me out. i lay down for a few minutes and it subsided, but now i am really freaked. i called the dr. he thinks it's mainly due to my anemia and prednisone, and insisted it has nothing to do w/the mercaptopurine. the pharmacist thinks it might be the mercaptopurine. i am really worried! i don't know if i should try taking the drug again. the double vision was severe and the objects i saw were dancing around a lot. to me, i am suspicious of the mercaptopurine because that's the only thing i have recently changed. has anyone had double vision from their anemia??? any thoughts would be appreciated.
UC since 1994
4 Lialda/day, 15 mg prednisone and tapering (down from 40 mg), rowasa, folic acid, VSL#3, flax oil, vegetarian diet