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Doctor insights on: Can Sugar Cause Headaches

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is it possible for high blood sugar to cause headaches?

Is it possible for high blood sugar to cause headaches?

Yes: You could also be having migraines, tension headaches, eye strain or sinus headaches. Sometimes dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring or chronic sinus allergies can cause headaches. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a drop in sugar levels cause naseua and headaches as wwll as dizziness and lghtheadedness and no balance?

Can a drop in sugar levels cause naseua and headaches as wwll as dizziness and lghtheadedness and no balance?

Yes: Yes - all of the above. If it happens, eat something sweet for quick sugar. Then, set up an appointment with your doctor soon to determine why this happened. ...Read more

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Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Clarithromycin: can give a metallic taste in the mouth and GI symptoms but not the combination you are describing. Call your doctor and see what they advise you to do. Do not stop antibiotic without first checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does sugar give some people headaches?

Hard to say: Placebo gives about 5% of people headache and there is no good explanation for that. I assume that sugar uses the same mechanism! ...Read more

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Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Yes.: I have a few patients who report getting headaches when they consume sugar...But it could be some kind of dye in the food or drink that you are consuming. ...Read more

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Im type 2 diabetic , diet controlled, and my sugar levels r in the 200's and i had a headache for 2 days now .What should I do ?

Im type 2 diabetic , diet controlled, and my sugar levels r in the 200's and i had a headache for 2 days now .What should I do ?

diabetes: Apparently diet is not enough because glucose level is still about 200, beside diet and excercise, an oral medication is probably needed at this point; talk to your doctor about the headache. ...Read more

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Diabetic, sugar 540, extreamly high keatones, headache, feel sick.

Diabetic, sugar 540, extreamly high keatones, headache, feel sick.

Emergency: This sounds to me like a significant emergency. Please page your doctor on call and/or consider getting to the er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume sugar when I have a headache ? I read this somewhere...

Is it safe to consume sugar when I have a headache ? I read this somewhere...

Depends: I would keep a pain diary which includes activities and eating to write down when the headaches occur. If you consume sugar and get a headache, that should provide a clue. ...Read more