I have posted before about how I'm on alot of medication and I know that is a big part of the reason I feel headachey, shaky and lightheaded, but I have had these symptoms since before I was diagnosed with my Colitis - its just that they've got worse since I've been ill and taking all this medication.
Is it possible that stress and anxiety causes lightheadedness? I very rarely have episodes where I have obvious proper panic attacks (however I do experience small ones quite often), but I have alot of things to deal with at the moment, and have done for several years so deep down I'm stressed and anxious all the time, and at the back of my mind I'm constantly worrying and thinking about things.
Its just the doctors can't seem to pinpoint why I'm getting these symptoms and they keep saying its a result of my Colitis medication (which like I said is definitely part of the problem as they have def worsened it), and they've tested me for diabetes etc etc and everything comes back ok. So this is why I'm wondering if its simply stress and anxiety causing it?!
22 year old female, from the UK. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08. Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect! Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets, 100mg Azathioprine (started taking 11th May),1g Acetarsol suppository every other night, 1g Mesalazine granules x 2
Motilium (anti sickness), 1.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression), Probiotic Multivitamins