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Waking up everyday feeling faint, giddy, lightheaded and shaky- is this hypoglycemia? I'm an otherwise healthy female! thanks.

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


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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?

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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Can insulin resistance cause feeling light headed, feeling faint, shakiness, and weakness?

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

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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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?

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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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, shakiness and feel sick?

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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What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

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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I have been having nausua, shakiness and dizziness for the past week and a half to the point that i cant eat and i barely sleep. Help!

I have been having nausua, shakiness and dizziness for the past week and a half to the point that i cant eat and i barely sleep. Help!

Spoken to your doc?: If you suffer from epilepsy then, you do not want to be skipping meals or being sick with some infection that can be treated. That could make your seizure disorder respond in a negative way (i.e. trigger seizures). Are you certain of your pregnancy status with these symptoms? If you've just recently missed a period and are sexually active then, you may wish to perform a home test. ...Read more

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My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness. I'm waiting for a dr app.

My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness.  I'm waiting for a dr app.

Does eating help?: If those symptoms go away when you eat food or drink a sugar-containing fluid, then they might still be due to low blood sugar. While waiting for appt, try cutting down on refined carbohydrates and sugar: sweets, white bread, processed cereals. These cause a spike in blood sugar and then a spike in insulin, which makes your blood sugar drop. Could cause your symptoms. Eat high-protein food instead ...Read more

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Sugar level 78 doctor at ER told me it was low gave me a 5 hours glucose test. is 78 low? whent to the ER cause of shakiness dizziness BP was 166/82

Sugar level 78 doctor at ER told me it was low gave me a 5 hours glucose test. is 78 low? whent to the ER cause of shakiness dizziness BP was 166/82

Glucose level: A glucose of 78 is normal, not low. The only exception is in the case of diabetics who are poorly controlled. If a diabetic's blood sugar is running 300 all the time, a sudden fall to 78 would feel like "hypoglycemia". ...Read more

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