Entecort and Headaches

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   Posted 9/28/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Does anyone have headaches when taking Entecort?  After my last CD flare, my doctor put me on 3 pills a day of Entecort, then after a month, down to two a day.  I wake up with a migraine every day - sometimes they go away, but lately I've had to take Imitrex (migraine pills) to get rid of them.  When I called him, he said to stop the Entecort. 
I'm also taking Pentasa, Imuran and last month started injecting Humira.  I had the headaches before the Humira, so think it's from Entecort.  Now I'm afraid of having another flare, but the doctor said the Humira will prevent that (don't believe him!). 
Dx with CD 1993 - 3 surgeries for inflammation and strictures
Pentasa, Imuran, Questran, Humira, Fosamax, Lexipro

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 9/28/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on entocort and I do have occaional headache ...but for me it's tension headache....now I am wondering if it's the entocort...hummm I am tappering off of them....
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/28/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not experiencing any headaches's, but I am having a fluttering feeling in my chest and I am irritable as all get out. Didn't help my symptons at all after 6 weeks so I am going off it tomorrow (per my doctor).
36 years old, Married, 4 kids
Diagnosed in 1999 with Ulcerative Colitis / Colon removed on 2002 (Internal Pouch) / Re-diagnosed with Crohn's in 2007

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/28/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I had headaches for about the first week and a half that I took it, but I just kept taking it an eventually they went away.
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26 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
currently taking 9mg Entocort EC and 1200mg Asacol 3xday
Aciphex 20mg 2xday  Iron, B-12, and folic acid

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   Posted 9/28/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I had frequent headaches when I was on 9mg of entocort. I'm now down to 3mg and soon to be off them and I find that my headaches have decreased, although I still get the occasional severe one.

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   Posted 9/29/2007 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, i have been on entocort for 2 1/2 weeks (switching to prednisone today) and have had headaches practically every day and muscle fatigue/soreness.
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