By Dolly_A Latest Reply 2011-12-04 20:32:27 -0600
Started 2011-12-03 17:00:47 -0600

so I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and I was wondering if my morning headaches and dizziness are symptoms of this condition. Sometimes so dizzy I can barely stand and I get tunnel vision I also notice excessive bloating (hands,feet and face)

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Young1s 2011-12-04 18:17:43 -0600 Report

Not to contradict both James and Jeanae but headaches and dizziness are signs of hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I read this, as I hand wrote it in my journal, but I am pretty sure it was from literature I received when I was released from the hospital. Now I wish I had kept it. So I guess my question to Dolly would be what Type are you and what are your levels like? Many people experience lows in the middle of the night due to, and help me out with this somebody, sugar dumps.(?) This is something you might want to consider as well.

Dolly_A 2011-12-04 19:55:03 -0600 Report

I had been told for past 7 yrs that my sugar was borderline but no meds given I altered my diet and exercised. It wasn't until I began to see an internist regularly that I was finally diagnosed. I also have an under-active thyroid. I had complained about morning swelling, headaches,dizziness and nausea that he put me on a 3 month schedule to monitor my sugar. About 3 months ago he put me on pills and altered my diet more. I never asked and I never questioned the diagnosis because I trust him and I have been expecting it due to very strong family history of Diabetes, HI Blood Pressure , HI Cholesterol, & Thyroid Disorder. It wasn't an issue of what if as much as it was its about time! finally, it them long enough (I know wrong way to view it) but it was almost a relief to hear it because for so many years I heard oh your just borderline , eat less carbs and exercise and you'll be fine. I was upset at first when the monitoring began because who wants to have DIABETES? I cried and cried and worried and stressed over it for a few weeks then I found calm and relief because now at least the doctor is taking preventive measures and I have to watch what I eat and drink. To answer your question simply, NO I have absolutely NO clue what type I have I just take my meds and watch what I eat. Nonetheless I am still having the headaches, dizzy spells, morning swelling and at times nausea. I notice at times that if I am in a deep sleep and don't get up in the middle of the night too pee then I wake up with a very full bladder and on those mornings I can barely stand to walk to the bathroom. I don't know, sometimes it seems pointless to try living a healthier lifestyle because it makes no difference. Other than my Blood Sugar, Cholesterol & Thyroid all my other tests come back normal so I have to assume its my sugar that is causing my symptoms. Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I appreciate all of your comments and knowledge. God Bless you! now back to the Saints vs Dallas game!!!!!!! :-D

Young1s 2011-12-04 20:32:27 -0600 Report

Please don't give up. I know that it is hard to keep up the work if nothing seems to change but it is never pointless where your health is concerned. It just sounds to me like you need to see your doctor, again, for a number of reasons.

You will continue to have these symptoms and more if you don't know whether you're Type I or II and how to correct your problems. Also, it's in your best interest to find out what meds you are taking and why because it's just unsafe practice to do otherwise. You could pass me one of my meds, without me seeing the bottle/label, and I can tell you exactly which one it is, how many mg it is, how many times I have to take it, etc. Gather as many question that you may have or want to know about diabetes and take it to your doctor and don't leave until all of your concerns have been addressed.

Think about your family members that are dealing with the issues that you mentioned above. How many of them are taking care of their themselves? Those who aren't, look at the state of their health. Do you really want to have to go through that? Seeing that your doctor is giving you a clean bill of health in other areas, you still have time to get the rest under control before you start having more serious complications.

I will pray that you find the strength to continue the fight to live a healthier and happier life. Be blessed.

Caroltoo 2011-12-04 18:21:56 -0600 Report

I've read that they are symptoms of both hyper- and hypo- glycemia. In other words they are symptomatic of extreme BG levels, up or down. However, considering the other more serious possibilities, it would be a good idea to be checked by the doctor.

Jeanae 2011-12-04 06:17:23 -0600 Report

I agree with jayabee! I had some similar problems, still do as a matter of fact, and it turned out to be my blood pressure meds were off. I am still having issues but not as severly. Good luck.

jayabee52 2011-12-03 21:27:39 -0600 Report

Howdy Dolly

WELCOME to DiabeticConnect. (sorry you qualify for inclusion in our little "family". )

I am not a Dr nor do I play one on TV.

As far as I can recall headaches are not one of the usual symptoms for diabetes. And the same for dizziness and the other symptoms you are describing.

What you describe sounds rather serious and if I were you I would be going to my Dr, of if I couldn't get in soon enough, get myself to an urgent care ASAP!

Please get whatever it is checked out SOON!

Any of those symptoms could be the start of any number of medical maladies, some deadly serious, others relatively minor. Please get those symptoms checked out.

I pray that they're something relatively minor and easy to fix. However you have to take the first step and find out what medical challenge(s) you are facing. If it is serious the quicker you find out what it is, the better.

with great concern


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