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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Feeling very weak and shaky and light headed.. What do I need?

Feeling very weak and shaky and light headed.. What do I need?

Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I get upset and stressed out I start getting shaky and light headed-- why?

When I get upset and stressed out I start getting shaky and light headed-- why?

Hyperventilation: Rapid breathing causes blood carbon dioxide levels to drop, , leading to lightheadedness and tingling in the extremities. This is one of the reasons that breathing into a paper bag can be effective- by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air you breathe, you can increase the level in the blood as well. ...Read more

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When i get upset and stressed out i start getting shaky and light headed. Why do you suppose this is happening?

When i get upset and stressed out i start getting shaky and light headed. Why do you suppose this is happening?

Adrenaline: When you are upset, your body thinks something is really wrong and releases adrenaline. This caused the "fight or flight" reaction, and your body is immediately ready to respond to the danger. The extra drenaline is what is causing you to shake. You can also begin to hyperventilate, breathing out too much carbon dioxide too fast, causing light headedness. You need to learn some stress reduction. ...Read more

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Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Anxiety: I understand your distress. These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety caused by various stress in your life. We were born with natural ability to have rest and sleep. Focus on Blessing and Wonder of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive and functioning. Realize and Speak-BREATH IS LIFE! See Video of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat? ...Read more

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My blood glucose levels are never over 100 even after eating. I feel shaky and light headed when they are in 70's, should I be concerned?Non diabetic

My blood glucose levels are never over 100 even after eating. I feel shaky and light headed when they are in 70's, should I be concerned?Non diabetic

Concerned ?: Low BP or glucose can do this. Frequent small meals are advised. Stay well hydrated. Lay flat if you feel faint. Keep your brain happy it needs glucose and a good perfusion pressure. Ask your doctor for help if these symptoms re-occur. ...Read more

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Im a vegetarian and everytime i drink protein shakes, eat peanut butter or fruit i get shaky and light headed. What causes that?

Im a vegetarian and everytime i drink protein shakes, eat peanut butter or fruit i get shaky and light headed. What causes that?

Blood sugar/allergy: This is unusual. If these symptoms occur a couple hours after eating fruit it could be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) but that would be unlikely after protein/fats.You may be allergic/sensitive to these foods (or at least one of the ingredients in the shake).If you are allergic to these foods it may be related to imbalances of intestinal flora. I advise seeing a holistic doctor.See comment:. ...Read more