SDM and TracyZ - When I first started Asacol I was in a really bad flare. My doc also put me on Flagyl at the same time so I'm not sure if these symptoms were from Asacol or Flagyl, but I was extremely dizzy, nauseous, had mild annoying headaches straight for about
a week and a half (I've never had any of these things before). After a week and a half my body started getting used to the meds. I also got bad, sharp chest pains off and on for about
3 months...my docs said they didn't know why, but I'm pretty sure it was from the meds. Sometimes I still get dizzy and sort of nauseous, but it usually passes after a little while. I've never felt stoned though...lol.
I would talk to your doctor about
your symptoms and see what he/she thinks. Maybe your body just needs to get used to it.
TracyZ - My first GI always told me my above posted symptoms weren't med side effects, too, but they never happened to me before.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - 1 every few nights
Ultimate Flora probiotic (50 bil. cultures) 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Stonyfield Farms yogurt