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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Waking up everyday feeling faint, giddy, lightheaded and shaky- is this hypoglycemia? I'm an otherwise healthy female! thanks.

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Waking up everyday feeling faint, giddy, lightheaded and shaky- is this hypoglycemia? I'm an otherwise healthy female! thanks.

Some thoughts..: What you're describing can be caused by dozens of things: blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid, hormone changes with pregnancy. I've had patients really concerned about low blood sugar with symptoms of lightheadedness. I tell them if they have a glass of orange juice and the symptoms go away, it could be the sugar. Some people will even check their sugars with a glucometer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Clifford
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38 years in practice
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What are some causes of severe nausea, shakiness, and light headed feeling all at the same time, multiple times a week?

Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What are some causes of severe nausea, shakiness, and light headed feeling all at the same time, multiple times a week?

Many causes: These symptoms can have many causes from hypoglycemia to other hormonal imbalances and even neurologic conditions. This needs to be evaluated by a healthcare professional soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Board Certified, Retinal Surgery
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Can insulin resistance cause feeling light headed, feeling faint, shakiness, and weakness?

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Can insulin resistance cause feeling light headed, feeling faint, shakiness, and weakness?

Maybe: I would be much more worried about hypoglycemia in a diabetic with those symptoms. Seek medical attention and get the blood sugar tested. Remember that too low a blood sugar can be very dangerous. Insulin resistance describes physiologic changes that occur in type 2 (primarily) diabetics. ...Read more

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Dr. David Martin
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
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Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Dr. David Martin
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Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Viral Syndrome: It sounds to me like you have a viral syndrome, but if the symptoms worsen, i would see your doctor as you have a number of symptoms that do not necessarily present together regularly. ...Read more

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
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Exp. hot/cold flashes, dehydration, (ER visit), breast pain, lower left pelvic pain. insomnia, excessive fatigue, lightheaded, shakiness and headache ?

Dr. David Carl Houghton
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Exp. hot/cold flashes, dehydration, (ER visit), breast pain, lower left pelvic pain. insomnia, excessive fatigue, lightheaded, shakiness and headache ?

Hormonal?: These are all nonspecific symptoms that could be due to many causes, but hormonal irregularity comes to mind. A detailed interview, thorough exam and lab work are needed to provide any further insight. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

Gerd: It sounds as if your current doctor(s) are not taking good enough care for you. If you are only seeing a primary doctor ask to see both an endocrinologist and a neurologist. If you have already seen these doctors ask your friends who might recommend new doctors for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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For 24hrs. Now I've been having some chest pain, chr. Fatigue, and feeling weak, and dizziness, &some shakiness, &bad abdominal pain, should I b worried<3?

Dr. Gutti Rao
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For 24hrs. Now I've been having some chest pain, chr. Fatigue, and feeling weak, and dizziness, &some shakiness, &bad abdominal pain, should I b worried<3?

See your doc: Better get checked with multiple symptoms abdominal pain , chest pain and fatigue. It is difficult to diagnose your condition without an examination and at least some tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Dr. Bernard Seif
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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Migraine and the: other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Brendan Rice
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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, shakiness and feel sick?

Dr. Brendan Rice
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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, shakiness and feel sick?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. It also can depend what you are doing at the time that the symptoms come on (at rest, with activity, after eating, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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Glucose level: If it is too low, or to high. Even your blood pressure being too low or too high. Inner ear disease may also be a cause of dizziness/being unsteady. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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