Fainting

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I got up this morning and knew if I didn't make it in time to my bed I would be on the floor I also came over feeling sick, I'm on the edge of a flare up and taking antibiotics called metronidazole ive had these before so don't know if it the diverticulitis or not

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    Hi Bethia

    I looked up the side effects of metronidazole.  It said:

    Metronidazole side effects may include:

    stomach pain, diarrhea;

    dizziness, loss of balance;

    nausea, vomiting;

    vaginal itching or discharge;

    dry mouth or unpleasant metallic taste;

    cough, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; or

    swollen or sore tongue.

    So it could possibly be a side effect of the medication.  However I have known of quite a few people who have either fainted or come over faint on getting up.  They were told this was due to a sudden drop in blood pressure for various reasons.  When I get up I make a point of swinging my legs over the side of the bed, then just sitting there for a few seconds.  When I'm ready I get up slowly.  Fortunately for me there is something handy to grab nearby.

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      Hi felinia, well that's a mix bag not sure which one is worse, the side effects of tablets or symptoms of diverticulitis.

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    Beth,when I have an attack, I often feel faint and always feel nauseous.  Metronidazole makes me feel dizzy and sick too!
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      I have been feeling nauseous everyday for just over a week now it was down to twice a day and thinking maybe it was wearing off, I know about sitting on bed a and getting up slowly as I have high blood pressure. I went back to doctors on Thursday and been taking antibiotics from that day as its Sunday I was thinking maybe it would of kicked in before today, I need to catch bus to work tomorrow and am a bit nervous about the travel but I will see how I am tomorrow this diverticulitis don't have scew things up, looking after a 11 month old dont help

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      I am just getting over an attack, this time the side effects from the antibiotics prevented me from going to work, I am the manager of a charity shop and on my feet all day, bending and lifting.  The dizzyness wouldn't be so bad if I was sitting at a desk all day!

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      I try my best to try to make it not take over my life I grit my teeth swear at it then go to work like I'm on a mission, but having said that my first intro to it was what the doctor called severe as I was layed up two weeks in bed couldn't even move took three days to walk, never mind the pain.

      I just don't want a re run if I can help it, I'm on water, sloppy portage and soup.and trying not to lose another stone in eleven days like last time or I won't need a key to my home I just go in via letterbox .....

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      I know how you feel, my attacks are becoming more frequent, every 2 months or so.  It makes me anxious planning things like holidays in advance because I have no idea when its going to strike again.  My first attack was in May 2014.
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    Bethia, I had that really bad dizziness , weird feeling in the head too and headache with that metronidazole too!!! I was coming down my hallway the other day and almost fainted I hollered for my daughter and made it to the couch thank the Good Lord. I bared with it for 1 pill into the 6 th day and that last episode of dizziness and head jerk woke me during the night I stopped the metronidazole. And I well continue my Bactrim for 10 days there is NO way I can take that metronidazole it even made my whole left side of my head and parts of my body feel lots of pressure in the head with it too! What other antibiotic are you on?
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      I can't rember the other one that I use to take with it, I'm glad you told me about the weird head and headache I've got both going on I think a trip down the doctors tomorrow is on the cards see if they can come up with a different one with less effects,

      It makes sense now besides I got stabbing pains on left so want it sorted so I can get back to work and life back on track

      Thank you for your information on that my apprecation to you crossado

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