Cell Cept does cause dizziness and light headedness in the beginning. Your body should adjust in a couple of weeks. It can also cause headaches and insomnia. Since I was already experiencing the latter two I don't know if that will pass like the dizziness.
If I remember correctly Cell Cept takes about 4 weeks to kick in. I hope it helps you.
What dose are you on? I also started on it 3 days ago but am only on 500mg-though I need to build up to 2000mg. So far I just had headache and a bit of sicly feeling so may try 1000mg a day. When do you take your dose and do you have it all at once?
Hi Racheal, I'm just on 1 pill of 250mg and will increase every two weeks, but I'm not sure how high because I got very sick with Imuran and it was affecting my liver in only 6 weeks time. Anyway, my headaches are better now. How are you?
I got up to 2000mg, feeling terrible the whole way. Some of my joint pain and swelling went away VERY fast- particularly the inside arches of my ankles. My thumb pain persisted though.
I called my rheumatologist after 3 days of 2000, and said I couldn't continue. She lowered me to 1000 mgs/day until our appointment next week. So that's been my dose for the past 2 weeks, and last night I missed a dose: it feels like my head is going to explode!!! I am a very lucky person who NEVER, ever gets headaches, aso I've been really worried these past few hours, as this is severe. I can't take any pain meds, on instruction from my doctors, as I have a platelet disorder (ITP). How long will this headache likely last?!