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Why do I feel faint when hungry?

Why do I feel faint when hungry?

Faint: If not on medications, most likely blood pressure drop from change in posture or heat or diet. ...Read more

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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


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What does it mean when I suddenly get sleepy whike driving? And when I get hungry I need to eat something right awsy cause I sweat and feel faint

What does it mean when I suddenly get sleepy whike driving? And when I get hungry I need to eat something right awsy cause I sweat and feel faint

Couple thoughts: You may possess reactive hypoglycemia, or alternatively, a sleep disorder. Since this needs confirmation, have your doctor order appropriate testing profile. ...Read more

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Why do I get really confused and then get really dizzy and feel faint when really hungry?

Why do I get really confused and then get really dizzy and feel faint when really hungry?

Those are: Hormones released to keep your blood sugar normal. Don't worry, you're probably overweight and your body is correcting your blood sugar. It won't drop below normal and you'll never be in any danger. Don't eat to excess when you have these symptoms or you'll gain further weight and make the problem worse. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you get dizzy very often and sometime faint too? Feel tired most of time n not hungry?

What could be wrong if you get dizzy very often and sometime faint too? Feel tired most of time n not hungry?

These: These symptoms definitely warrant a medical evaluation. You could be dealing with hypotension (low blood pressure), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) vertigo, dehydration, anemia, thyroid disorder etc. Therefore a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing are in order. In the meantime make sure you maintain adequate hydration.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I often feel faint when I'm hungry and I can't see anything, my hands become numb, and even pass out sometimes. I don't have diabetes though.?

I often feel faint when I'm hungry and I can't see anything, my hands become numb, and even pass out sometimes. I don't have diabetes though.?

Maybe hypoglycemia: You are describing symptoms that may be in keeping with a low blood sugar. If possible get your blood sugar checked during one of these episodes. Make sure you eat frequent meals. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I don't eat much even if I am hungry, I just faint. I think am, having stomach problem, my complexion has gone bad. What should I do to protect myself?

I don't eat much even if I am hungry, I just faint. I think am, having stomach problem, my complexion has gone bad. What should I do to protect myself?

Seek Medical Advice: Your describe potentially serious issues. Though fainting is certainly common in young woman, people that faint should be evaluated to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. And having other complaints--like loss of complexion--makes evaluation even more important. Drinking plenty of fluids, do your best to eat, and again, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 31 my blood pressure drops low 101/65 then back to normal then low I am feeling dizzy and faint and extremely tired and also hungry. Speech slurs

I am 31 my blood pressure drops low 101/65 then back to normal then low I am feeling dizzy and faint and extremely tired and also hungry. Speech slurs

BP low, then not: You need to have this formally evaluated to find out why the BP fluctuates. You might simply be dehydrated or having issues with glycemic changes. But you could also have some sort of heart rhythm problem and that requires some testing, staring with good ecg, then possibly cardiac stress testing or holter monitor. Talk to your practitioner. ...Read more

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What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

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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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

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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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How can I reduce faintness and fatigue while working out?

How can I reduce faintness and fatigue while working out?

Hydration: Most people forget that they need to drink fluids well in advance of doing vigorous exercise. Exercise causes the arteries and veins to expand which can lower blood pressure and make people feel tired and lightheaded. If you exercise in the morning, make sure you are well hydrated the night before. Avoid caffeine and high sugar energy drinks which can give quick bursts but result in dehydration. ...Read more

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Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Yes: Blood sugar below 70 commonly causes this. However rapid drop in blood sugar, even if still above 70 can do the same things. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Not normal: You need further evaluation, at the very least blood tests. Other imaging tests of blood flow to your brain might help. Low blood pressure or another heart condition could be a concern. Reactions to medicines or ingested foods might be the cause. ...Read more

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Once, after I ran I had faintness, difficulties in breathing, seeing (white image). Then the medic gave me glucose and calcium, what were they for?

Once, after I ran I had faintness, difficulties in breathing, seeing (white image). Then the medic gave me glucose and calcium, what were they for?

Suspected low sugar.: In the short term, low blood sugar is more dangerous than high level and so rapidly giving sugar for suspected symptom is a safer bet. I doubt that u had low calcium--as u likely would have experienced muscle spasm etc...but giving u some MAY reduce the risk of cardiac rhythm trouble. I would recommend checking with doc to see why u had trouble breathing...? asthma? Good luck ...Read more

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What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

Many things: Could be anxiety or medical problems. I suggest you see your family physician. Make sure you ask your family members if they have ever had anything like this. Also does this only happen when you are falling off to sleep or coming out of sleep. If so make note of this. Does your heart skip beats? Start taking your BP first sitting then standing am, noon, 6pn, hs with pulse and axial temp. Keep a log. ...Read more

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Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

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Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

Here are some...: It is overdue to hang around with a hernia for more than 10 years; it is too long especially in the US. Now is the time to confirm what it may be, hydrocele or inguinal hernia or cyst? To get these done correctly is not that hard by following instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC..... ...Read more

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What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

Multiple: Multiple things, but tops on the lists are neurological promblems like acoustic neuroma or multiple sclerosis; concussion or meniere's disease.
Exposure to carbon monoxide or drugs: cocaine, asprirn, motrin. High blood pressure can cause these symptoms. So can ear problems like perforated tm and
tmj. ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever I eat anything I get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Vagal Nerve Problems: Yes, an exaggerate vagal nerve response can contribute to dizziness. Probably, this happens when the vagal nerve causes the heart rate to slow down.

If this happens any more often than rarely, go see your doctor. You need to exclude irregular heart rate rate, fluctuation in blood pressure, and sudden rising or falling blood sugar - three reasons for dizziness around meals. ...Read more

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I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

I get faintness after exercising, heartbeat feels faint, feels as not enough blood going to head, not low blood sugar as have eaten, have to lie down,?

Multiple: Factors at play. It is advised to obtain a complete history and physical exam with your primary doctor, including full laboratory panel, EKG and possible see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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On 90mg cymbalta (duloxetine) a day, I'm switching to lexapro. Dr said to take 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) and 20 mg lexapro a day for a week. Is this ok? I feel faint/bad! How relieve faintness? Is serotonin syndrome a concern?

On 90mg cymbalta (duloxetine) a day, I'm switching to lexapro. Dr said to take 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) and 20 mg lexapro a day for a week. Is this ok? I feel faint/bad! How relieve faintness? Is serotonin syndrome a concern?

Talk to doc: Serotonin syndrome is always a concern but your psychiatrist usually takes this in to consideration while switching from one serotonin acting drug to another. If you have any concerns call the doc and explain your symptoms. ...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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I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

Roxicodone (oxycodone) and < 3 %: Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, accidental injury, allergic reaction, back pain, chills and fever, fever, flu syndrome, infection, neck pain, pain, photosensitivity reaction, and sepsis.
Cardiovascular: deep thrombophlebitis, heart failure, hemorrhage, hypotension, migraine, palpitation, and tachycardia.
Digestive: anorexia, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysphagia, gingivitis, glossitis, and nausea and vomiting.
Hemic and Lymphatic: anemia and leukopenia.
Metabolic and Nutritional: edema, gout, hyperglycemia, iron deficiency anemia and peripheral edema.
Musculoskeletal: arthralgia, arthritis, bone pain, myalgia and pathological fracture.
Nervous: agitation, anxiety, confusion, dry mouth, hypertonia, hypesthesia, nervousness, neuralgia, personality disorder, tremor, and vasodilation.
Respiratory: bronchitis, cough increased, dyspnea, epistaxis, laryngismus, lung disorder, pharyngitis, rhinitis, and sinusitis.
Skin and Appendages: herpes simplex, rash, sweating, and urticaria.
Special Senses: amblyopia.
Urogenital: urinary tract infection. ...Read more