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07-11-2011, 09:07 AM   #1
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Asacol (enema) and headaches

Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone is currently taking asacol emema's or has done, and had headaches at the same time?

Im currently taking this and for the last 4/5 days Ive had a headache.
Possible side effect?

Drop some knowledge on me please folks.

07-16-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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Sorry for the late reply as my internet has been down. I have not had it in enema form but headaches are listed as a possible side effect.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.
07-16-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Harrison Township, Michigan
I had to do Rowasa enemas for 90 days. I did them nightly and work up feeling fine the next morning, no headaches. Wish I had more info for ya

Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis: September 1990
Resections: 1995 & 2005
No Gallbladder!!
Hernia repairs: 7 at last count since 2004

Currently on: Remicade (750 mg every 8 wks) 6-MP, Colazal, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and B-12 injections

Previous Meds: Prednisone, Flagyl, Colostid, Lyrica, Cipro, Rowasa

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