I have been on Colazal since 6/2006 at 9/day. I just had blood drawn before New Year's, so I don't know when the GI will get the results. The nurse usually calls me if anything is going on. I haven't noticed a fever (often I have a low grade fever when the GI nurse checks at my appts). I guess I am in remission, as I just bounce along the gradient from semi-formed soft stool to occasional explosive (limited) diarrhea (which often is followed in the same day or next by semi-formed).
The only other thing I noticed is that the day I had vertigo and into today, I seem to have a bit of a faster heart rate, which I notice even when I'm at rest and just "chilling out" watching TV or something.
I am wondering if sometimes, when I feel "out of it" if it is a varying degree of intensity of the Vertigo thing I described. Kind of like feeling disoriented - whether or not it gets to the point where its so disorienting it feels like actual movement.
I will mention this to my GI.
Between this, and the headaches I get (usually on weekend mornings persisting through afternoon) it has me concerned about my vascular health. I even started worrying that I could have an anyeurism etc. The headaches I get are throbbing, definitely seem vascular related, and I have pain behind the eye during the headache. I'm due for a physical, but I have to locate a *GOOD* GP first, my old GP got out of the business. You guys all know how important/hard it is to locate a GOOD GP. If anyone knows of anyone in the metro-phoenix area of AZ let me know.
As always, thanks for the advice
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses.
Post Edited (doors12) : 1/5/2008 5:16:55 PM (GMT-7)