I had my proctocolectomy and permanent ileo a week ago and since then I've had two different fainting episodes! One was in the hospital when I was learning to change my appliance, so I chalked that up to being overwhelmed/on drugs and anesthesia and just having had surgery. Then cut to now, it's almost a week later, and I was feeling shaky this morning...then I went out to run errands with my mom and almost fainted twice! Barely made it back to the car and back to the apt.I am definitely really weak and underweight, but I've been eating more this week than I've eaten in the last month, so I know it's not that...could I be dehydrated? Could it be the effects of the surgery? I'm so confused and I just want to feel normal! I know it hasn't been long since the surgery so I need to be patient but this is so frustrating. Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be caused by?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder...
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 25mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).