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   Posted 3/26/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
hi i have started to feel sick alot and keep having dizzy spells, to the point of needing to sit down. has anybody else had this? i wasnt sure if it was uc related or not.

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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi There,

When I was first sick, and then again when I was first put on the Salofalk I would often get dizzy spells.
I think the first was due to me being slightly anemic, and the second was because of the drugs.
I didn't have that before getting my first flare, so for me it was UC related.

Hope this eases some of your worries...
21 years old
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis June 26/07 after colonoscopy
8 Salofalk 500mg pills daily
1 Salofalk enema every other day
1 Cortifoam enema every other day
1 Proferrin Iron supplement, Fish oil, and 3 Florastor probiotics daily

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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
What meds are you on?
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi memmie25,

can u create a signature with the meds in it?


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I find I am VERY dizzy in the mornings but only since I started taking Entocort. It usually wears off during the day. As for the stomach sickness, I take Zantac or eat vanilla ice cream to combat that!!
Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed May 2004
400mg Asacol 3 times per day.... increased to 6 400mg per day Mar.11
Entocort 3 pills once a day
Daily Vitamin for Women

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   Posted 3/26/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I get dizzy/lightheaded and sometimes even nauseous when I'm in a flare, especially when I have so many BM's in a row. I usually just have to lie down and maybe drink a little bit of water. I'm not sure what else to do.
Diagnosed August 2007
3 Asacol 3x/day
1000 mg Canasa at night

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   Posted 3/26/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get dizzy a lot, especially in the summer. It happens a lot when I stand up after sitting down for a while. I can't remember if I got dizzy when I was flaring really badly. I was so weak that I probably was. I think I got light-headed a lot after first getting on meds (Asacol), but that went away after a few weeks.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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   Posted 3/28/2008 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a severe dizzy, nauseous episode last night. The room was spinning and I had cramps and was burping a lot. In a light flare, it that what cause the dizziness?

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   Posted 3/29/2008 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Dizziness/light-headedness can be caused by dehydration which IBDers are prone to.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/29/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was definitely not dehydrated that night, I thought it may be a reaction to wheat. It was the second time in the last year I had a scary episode like that. I wondered if it was the UC acting up.

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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure what causes it. I get very dizzy sometimes. I always blamed it on the Remicade but since I no longer am taking Remicade, I have had a few bad dizzy spells still and I told my GI. I had just taken a test for anemia and it was fine, so he said it may be my horomones? But I haven't been able to figure out if there is a reason besides just UC. If you figure it out, please tell me.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08

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   Posted 3/30/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure thing, thanks.
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