Posted 1/1/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)
No I have not experienced dizziness and pain for days after a colonoscopy. I'll do my part to keep your topic current so others can contribute.
It does take my body a few days to adjust to eating again, after the 1 day bowel prep, the day of the procedure and returning to light eating again. I probably do not feel my "normal" self for 2 days after a colonoscopy (I've had 10 of these procedures).
If it's been 72 hours and you still feel dizzy, you can rehydrate yourself by drinking Gatorade type drinks, or 7 Up or water. Make sure you consume 6 or 7 glasses per day. Also eat a healthy diet, fresh fruit, chicken noodle soup, turkey sandwiches, or for a full meal, salmon, roast chicken or turkey, fresh vegetables, salad, etc. See if by drinking a lot of replentishing type drinks (non alcoholic, non caffeine) and eating good, wholesome foods this will stop the dizziness and make you feel more normal.
Since this is a holiday and we're going into another weekend, by Monday if you feel still feel this way, definitely call your doctor.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening