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Pre Diabetes And Dizziness
Every time I stand up my head throbs and there is lots of pressure. I also feel lightheaded and dizzy. I have had a past of migraines and had a normal mri as recently as 4 months ago. I am not over weight. I weight 123lbs and am 5'2". My recent blood pres
Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 857 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hours of medicine. How long til medicine starts to work and gets me feeling better? Lots of sinus pres
Decongestant, n.spray: I assume your amoxicillini dosage is 875 mg. It is only been less than 48 hours, it prob. Will need at least one or two more days. I would check with your doctor about adding a decongestant to help with sinus pressure and nasal spray for inflammation. Your doctor knows best of your condition. ...Read more
Sometimes I feel dizzy and sometimes I don't even feel like I have diabetes is this the way I supposed to feel?
I am diabetic 5 years & facing dizziness from noon everyday till night for 1 year. I take Novomix 30, no oral medicine. Does Diabetes cause dizziness?
Diabetes can cause..: ...dizziness but it's generally not quite as specific with the hour it starts as you've mentioned unless NOON is when you wake up every day and perhaps you don't sleep until midnight...in which case you're saying that you're "dizzy" the whole time you're awake. Are your sugars under good, fair, or poor control when you check? You should check with your doctor on this as other things can be afoot. ...Read more
Why do I get a sick dizzy nauses feeling like im about to pass out hungry but don't want eat it passes quickly is it diabetes?
Potentially hunger: Dizziness and lightheadedness are common symptoms of hunger or hypoglycemia in anyone, not just diabetics. However, if you are concerned about diabetes, feel free to go to your local health fair or clinic to get your blood sugars tested. Adrenal insufficiency can also cause the symptoms you described. ...Read more
Why do I feel dizzy when I don't eat after 4-5 hours? I changed my diet drastically. Could it be caused by anxiety? I don't have diabetes
Talk to your doctor: You should discuss your symptoms with your doctor and get a complete physical to include lab work. Also talk to your doctor about your diet. Be sure you are eating a variety of foods and taking in enough calories to sustain your level of activity. You could be experiencing low blood glucose when you don't eat for several hours. Stay safe and avoid drastic dietary changes that can be harmful. ...Read more
I don't have diabetes but within 30 minutes after I eat I get tired and dizzy. What can I do? I don't want to overeat.
Food Diary: If you want real advice and not just generic advise here is the way to get real help. First you keep a food diary for one week (There are many websites for this online). If your food calories are more than 50% sugars or carbohydrates that is your problem. You must increase the proteins and decrease the sugars. Second, you may need to eat six small meals per day a concept known as grazing. ...Read more
I've been getting really dizzy after I eat anything and start having heat flashed diabetes runs my family should I he concerned?
I've been getting dizzy spells 6 to 8 times a day for about 5 days. What could be causing it? Could it be diabetes my mom had it.
I have been feeling very weak and dizzy. So I got tested, and my FBS is 7.2 I don't have diabetics in my family. Can this be that I have diabetes? Please
46-year-old female. Well-controlled diabetes. Terrible dizziness that feels like it comes down from the brain. Happens when driving. Meds not working.
Some potentially serious ones.
From blood sugar that is poorly controlled as first thought, to irregular heart beats to blockage of arteries. DM type 2 will make your blood vessels at risk for blockage. So your symptoms are quite serious and should be looked into by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
TimeWaitsForNoOne: There are so many things in a 45 yr old male ('though it says female 33 yrs-but we won't get into that right now)--there's so many things in a 45 yr old male that can"be wrong"that I suggest you get, or you get her, or she get you, or whatever-that you get to a doctor as soon as possible & not wait around for an answer from a medical website-oh, wait--you did wait-thanks for waiting-now don't wait ...Read more
45 yr old male, type 2 diabetes, low BP, taken off BP meds, but still low, still dizzy. What can be done to bring up BP?
Low BP: If you are having symptoms from a low BP please have someone take you immediately to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more
What is a normal blood sugar I don't have diabetes but feel dizzy at times, weak I check my sugar it runs 65 to 75 usually?
Normal sugar: You seem to be checking your sugar with a glucomoter frequently, why? A normal glucose is between 80-99 mg/dl. If you have chronic episodes of low glucose levels, go to and endocrinologist and ask to be evaluated for an insulinoma, which means you have a pancreas that is secreting Insulin at times when it is not needed. ...Read more
I ate a few donuts this morning. After I felt shaky, dizzy, weak, nervous, tired. Could I have had a hypoglycemia/diabetes?
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Why am I always thirsty? I often have to use the bathroom, and I want to eat so much, I get dizzy when I don't eat. Are these signs of diabetes?
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
I am scares I have diabetes because I feel dizzy, guity, clumzy but I have no sytoms I can't see the doctor till late january because we are busy?
Glucose meter: I am sure you have a friend who has a home glucose meter. To ease your anxiety us a meter to test your blood sugar. If you test fasting and if your blood sugar is between 70-120 then odds are you do not have diabetes. Also, if you do have diabetes do not freak out as long as levels are below 250. If greater than that, see if you can get an earlier appointment and get on low carb diet. ...Read more
I'm not diabetic. Been feeling weak, hungry & dizzy. Recorded mmol of 2.8 today at home. No skipped meals or exercise. Fasting test normal. Diabetes?
Friend in bed. Has had nausea and dizziness everyday for over week and keeps getting worse. Has diabetes and a slight thyroid issue. What's wrong w him?
Seek help now!: There's no way to tell what's going on without examining your friend, but either diabetes or thyroid problems (or other hormonal problems) could cause the symptoms your friend is having. So could lots of other very serious things. It is imperative that he gets medical attention immediately to rule out anything dangerous going on. ...Read more
Type 2 diabetes. Took blood sugar because I was dizzy was 278 fasting waited 30 min still fast did 2nd test still fasting & it drop 68 why sudden Drop?
58/yr female BP goesup to198/89 from138/80 for 5 min she feels dizzy weak. Cardiologist find no problem. Please help, she has diabetes and high bp.
Labile BP's: For patients with diabetes and hypertension, there is an increased risk for other conditions that can exacerbate the blood pressure. Other immune system problems with the thyroid gland and adrenal gland can occur. Also, she should be screened for narrowing of the arteries to the kidneys, which can also cause uncontrolled high blood pressure. Her primary care doctor can facilitate these tests. ...Read more
Severe dizziness and shaky. Ate 2 hr ago, and just drank sweetened coffee. Nonfasting Blood Sugar 67.To low? Dx of Chronic Pancreatitis. Possibly Diabetes?
Hypoglycemia: You are describing symptoms of hypoglycemia compounded by pancreatic insufficiency and caffeinated beverages that trigger a sympathetic nervous system response. An endocrinologist can help you determine if this is a multiple endocrine disorder with hyperthyroidism or if your blood sugar is brittle with high spikes and dangerous lows. Your brain needs glucose for fuel and you need glucose now! ...Read more
As I was shopping today I became very dizzy, nausea, and had a faint feeling. Is this a sign of diabetes?
Could be: If you're blood sugars are very high, it can present as these symptoms. But remember, these symptoms can be caused by many other things. Best to get checked out, with some blood work to see if indeed you are diabetic. ...Read more