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Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Low glucose: You were clearly had hypoglycemia (h) and are not diabetic on medications. The possible causes of h, in your case are, too much alcohol, severe illnesses of the liver, such as severe hepatitis, can cause hypoglycemia. Another cause is a rare tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) may cause overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia. See a physician for help with your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Very sharp pains all across my lower abdomen followed by nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, light-headed, fainting(twice), shaking and sweating?

Very sharp pains all across my lower abdomen followed by nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, light-headed, fainting(twice), shaking and sweating?

Pelvic pain: Please go to the ER now for this potentially dangerous condition. Please have a family member or friend take you or call 911. ...Read more

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Eating a 1400 calorie diet, feeling faint, shaking going in and out of sweats. What does this mean?

Eating a 1400 calorie diet, feeling faint, shaking going in and out of sweats. What does this mean?

Depends: Could be too much weight loss. Are you taking in enough good fat and protein? Stop counting calories and eat the correct foods: coconut oil, olive oil, lots of organic vegetables, enough free range meat. ...Read more

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For past year I've been feeling faint , shaking feeling when I lay down & veins on palms really become prominent on and off. Could it be circulation?

For past year I've been feeling faint , shaking feeling when I lay down & veins on palms really become prominent on and off. Could it be circulation?

Feeling faint: and other symptoms. This can be from a number of things including insulin level or other hormone levels. It is important for you to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis. That's the best way to feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had a dream that I fainted and started shaking uncontrollably. Then I woke up fine. Can you actually faint in your sleep or was this just a nightmare?

Had a dream that I fainted and started shaking uncontrollably. Then I woke up fine. Can you actually faint in your sleep or was this just a nightmare?

Dreaming vs. Seizure: It is likely that you had a bad dream. There is, however, a condition which can provoke seizures during sleep. Please see your doctor who can help you sort this out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Period. flow light, tampon in 4hrs.started w sore arms/legs suddenweakness/faint feeling arms shaking/twitching.wentawayafter sugars/fluids. tss?help

Period. flow light, tampon in 4hrs.started w sore arms/legs suddenweakness/faint feeling arms shaking/twitching.wentawayafter sugars/fluids. tss?help

If those symptoms: went away after sugar, fluid, then you may have diabetes. Low blood sugars will cause the above symptoms. Infection and panic disorder will do the same thing. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I feel very faint and my legs start shaking when i get up. ?

I feel very faint and my legs start shaking when i get up. ?

Evaluation Needed: There are a myriad of diagnoses possible so you will need to go to your doctors for a comprehensive evaluation and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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6 month post GSV. I stood up from bed and felt faint with my right leg shaking it took a few seconds for it to go away and be able to walk. lisinopril?

6 month post GSV. I stood up from bed and felt faint with my right leg shaking it took a few seconds for it to go away and be able to walk. lisinopril?

? the lisinopril: can have these side effects, rise slowly from bed or when lying down/sitting for a long time, if it persists, see your doctor about it, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Could I be having anxiety attack with BP going from 114/74 to 143/92 pulse 122 shaking faint feeling dry mouth lasting more than an hour?

Could I be having anxiety attack with BP going from 114/74 to 143/92 pulse 122 shaking faint feeling dry mouth lasting more than an hour?

Get checked!: Before a diagnosis of anxiety is made, physical causes of your symptoms need to be ruled out. It is important to be sure that you don't have hypertension, thyroid problems, or other problems first, before assuming that your symptoms are due to anxiety. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizziness shaking fainting and confusion- what are these symptoms of?

Commonest: Cause is diet. Please go to my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and go to earlier posts that deal with common phenomena due to dietary mayhem. ...Read more

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My daughter wore a cartoon character suit for work. She almost fainted. Had hot & cold sweats, shaking & now has a migraine. What happened?

My daughter wore a cartoon character suit for work. She almost fainted. Had hot & cold sweats, shaking & now has a migraine. What happened?

Many: Fainting spells can be caused by a variety of problems. The most common is vasovagal where nerves set off a fainting spell when you are spooked, see blood, or something not pleasant. However without a thorough history and physical it is unsafe to diagnosis or speculate on what could have happened. I routinely have patients evaluated at the urgent care or preferably at the Emergency room ...Read more

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Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Check blood sugar: I would first have my blood glucose level checked, these signs are consistent with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but can also mean other things, but first thing's first. Next i would have a cardiac evaluation and this would include an examination of your thyroid function. You should see your primary care doctor soon. ...Read more

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Was taking antibiotics for bronchitis had diaherria for3 days i fainted but also rember shaking uncontrollably was that a seizure?

Was taking antibiotics for bronchitis had diaherria for3 days i fainted but also rember shaking uncontrollably was that a seizure?

Seizure: Less likely a seizure since you remember the event. Seizures of tonic/clonic (shaking) generally cause loss of consciousness. Would favor rigors if actively being treated for infection with an antibiotic. There are some epileptiform reactions that do not cause loss of consciousness, however, and would require consultation with a neurologist if they occur more than once. ...Read more

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Follow up sick ..symptoms feeling faint after being sick and shivery and shaking do get odd twinge of pain nothing to severe.

Follow up sick ..symptoms feeling faint after being sick and shivery and shaking do get odd twinge of pain nothing to severe.

If you were: shivering due to fever,then your feeling faint,is likely due to dehydration.You need a few quarts of Gatoraid to resolve this.Send someone else to the store for it.Dont want to see you driving down the road With the fainting shivers. ...Read more

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Today i had a long day at wor. I went to papa johns to get pizza when sunddley my hand stated shaking and i felt like iwas going to faint. Can u help?

Shaking, fainting: Main reason 4 fainting is 2 little blood or blood sugar getting 2 head. I assume U R better now as U ring this. Could be lo blood sugar, irregular heart beat. Go to your doc. You may need a Holter monitor to get your HR over an extended time. It says U live in MN. If you can B seen at Mayo they are superb and will find out. ...Read more

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Today i had a long day at work. I went to papa johns to get pizza when sunddley my hand stated shaking and i felt like iwas going to faint. Can u help?

Observe: If it was a one time thing, just make sure you are hydrated and eating regular meals and getting enough rest. If it happens again, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When I'm on my periods I have severe pain,I vomit 3-4 times/day,I'm shaking and I faint.Doctors give me injections for pain. Is this normal?I'm 17 y.o

Not normal: The symptoms that you are describing are not normal in the sense that most women do not experience symptoms this bad. You may want to try birth control pills. ...Read more

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Why I am shaking cold even though very warm in the house and bundled up? I keep getting these severe chills, hands are freezing. Legs keep shaking and clenching. Chills and shaking so bad I feel like I may fall down or faint.

Why I am shaking cold even though very warm in the house and bundled up? I keep getting these severe chills, hands are freezing. Legs keep shaking and clenching. Chills and shaking so bad I feel like I may fall down or faint.

Thyroid: Perhaps the thyroid gland is not working. It regulates your metabolism as far as keeping you at a normal temperature. Your thyroid gland is located in your neck. Blood tests show how well it is working.
Under active thyroid could be causing you these symptoms. Infection somewhere in the body could also lead to decreased temperature.
Don't delay seek medical attention today. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a fast heart rate, I feel light headed, feel faint, a bit sick too and my hands are shaking? What is it?

I'm experiencing a fast heart rate, I feel light headed, feel faint, a bit sick too and my hands are shaking? What is it?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that are symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially CBC/CMP/VITD/VITB12/MG/FOLATE/IRON TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com ...Read more

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"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

"fake" faints, shaking body parts out of sudden, expressionless, crying or laughing for no reason, random screams, can it be touretters? 14 y/o sister

Attention seeking: Sounds like someone acting in a bizarre manor either to avoid some issue or get attention. Tourette syndrome often begins in the 4-6 yo & evolves over time. The teen who develops this late is unlikely affected. ...Read more

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I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

Can retest in 1 week: Might be real. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

Complex answer: If this has happened more than once you need to see your doctor to determine what is going on and the cause. ...Read more

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I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Meniere's disease: Do you feel like motion-sickness? It depends if your symptoms are associated with sudden head movements, it is possible you have benign vertigo or a kind of vestibular disorder in your inner ear. If your symptoms last for more than several days, you are advised to talk to your doctor for further evaluation. Some anti-nausea medications are quite effective to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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2 second palpitations occuring every 10 mins or so for hours post workour after I started 1.5hr daily intense exercise again 2 days ago. No faintness.

2 second palpitations occuring every 10 mins or so for hours post workour after I started 1.5hr daily intense exercise again 2 days ago. No faintness.

Be seen: I would sure be seen and you may benefit from an echocardiogram and/ or a stress test. There are numerous reports of even high level athletes who have congenital and developmental cardiac conditions that manifest themselves during exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more