Dizzy headaches and sad

By jaxsblf Latest Reply 2013-11-07 19:20:11 -0600
Started 2013-10-25 06:32:05 -0500

Feeling very flat! Lack off energy so tired lots of headaches and dizzy . Not sure why. Doctor tells me just part of being a diabetic but I don't always feel like this. I feel very sad and defeated at the moment!

18 replies

Chopstix 2013-10-28 13:45:03 -0500 Report

Have you checked your blood sugar and you blood pressure? One day recently I was feeling that way and checked my blood sugar and it was OK. then I thought about checking my blood pressure and found it to be lower than it should have been. I guess low blood pressure can make you have some of the same symptoms as low blood sugar…

ChrisC65 2013-10-28 11:31:53 -0500 Report

And yes, have your thyroid checked as well. I have hypothyroidism and you will get fatigued and tired often due to thyroid issues.

ChrisC65 2013-10-28 11:30:52 -0500 Report

Where are you having your headaches? I was just diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines…dizziness, unbalanced, pain in the back of the head/neck area.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-10-26 17:53:30 -0500 Report

It sounds to me like you may have depression and/or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). As the amount of daylight gets less each day, the SAD can increase. Some people adjust to it after a few weeks, others like me have to wait until April before it gets out of my system. It helps when these get addressed, but it can take awhile to
find the right med. If you are already taking meds for either or both of these conditions, try taking them at night, about 2-3 hours before you intend to go to bed, Generally these meds can cause your butt to drag. Wish you the best, Jim

KG66 2013-10-26 17:00:14 -0500 Report

That's how I feel often. I also suffer from depression and am on anti anxiety medication. I get even worse if I forget to take my anxiety medication.

mike1967D2 2013-10-25 17:29:15 -0500 Report

Sorry you feel like that. I feel like that sometimes if my protein is low…grilled low fat chair ken breast and fish are my friend. Also make sure your vit b isn't low. When mine is I take the slow release daily and then the type you put under tongue for prn energy needs.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-25 13:44:14 -0500 Report

I only felt that way when my numbers were high. Now that I am in control I don't have a problem feeling that way. I get dizzy only when I am low. Talk to your doctor and find out what is going on. He/she may have to run some test to get to the bottom of your problem.

Harlen 2013-10-25 11:03:19 -0500 Report

If your still trying to get your numbers down and keep them down.
For me I felt just like that for two months but after that it evened out and started to feel good again .
Now if I go over 150 I feel bad or under 65 get all shaky and stressed lol
It can be other things too I'm not a Doc so I can only let you know what I went thru
Best wishes

Nick1962 2013-10-25 09:27:30 -0500 Report

I think it might just be a seasonal thing, not necessarily diabetes related or caused. I usually go through a little mild depression period this time of year, plus I do get a little “sicky” from being outside in the cooler temperatures. It usually passes.
I’m with Jigsaw on this one – don’t let the doctor tell you it’s part of being diabetic because it’s not. In fact, with me it was just the opposite. Looking at your profile, just a few weeks ago you were feeling pretty good! Might just be a temporary thing, but if not, don’t let your doctor casually dismiss it.

jigsaw 2013-10-25 08:39:10 -0500 Report

The only time that I feel dizzy, headachey, and tired, is when my bloodsugar is not being well managed. During the 20 years that I have had diabetes, if my bloodsugar is well managed, then I feel fine. If you know that your a1c is within an acceptable range, and your diabetes is well managed, then I would look for another cause. Bottom line, I refuse to walk around feeling lousey, without finding out why, and finding a solution. If my doctor can't help me, then I find another doctor. Don't give in and accept that you have to feel crummy because of diabetes, because, simply put, you don't!

jaxsblf 2013-10-26 10:06:55 -0500 Report

ThAnkyou you are right ! I will watch blood sugars very carefully over next few days if they are ok then yes I will keep up the search to find out what's wrong. If blood sugars are not well controlled then that's my answer keep them under control .

byrun 2013-10-25 08:35:00 -0500 Report

Good morning my friend. I felt that way for a long time before my diagnosis when I had some very high blood sugars. Also for a while after diagnosis while my body was readjusting to it's new blood sugar levels. No energy, dizziness, blurry vision…lots of fun stuff.

jaxsblf 2013-10-26 10:12:54 -0500 Report

Yes I am nearly diagnosed and I don't take meds . Just trying to keep under control with lifestyle changes . Till we have a good idea of bloods over a time . I have felt like this for about 16months it's been horrible . It's not continues though it comes and goes sometimes it's so bad I am flat out in the bed holding onto railing as do dizzy . I got some meds to control as doctor thought I had vertigo but they knock me out !!!! That was before diagnosed with diabeties though. I just hate to whinge but I feel really crappy and I sit there and have so much to do and so much I want to do! I'm normally so active before all this happened and now I feel so restrained within my own body . It's really getting to me :( but thAnkyou for your support nice to know people take the time to respond makes you not feel so alone :)

LynnRD 2013-10-27 12:11:15 -0500 Report

I give you a lot of credit for reaching out here to get some ideas and suggestions. Also keep talking with your doctor so he can help figure out what's going on and how to feel better. It's frustrating to feel like your body has turned against you, and you can take back some control by paying attention to your food choices and blood sugar levels to find what works best for you.

locarb 2013-10-26 12:52:00 -0500 Report

Many of us understand perfectly. I don't know if this will be of any use to you, but I recall being where you are. It's been three years now with A1C of 5.4 or less without medication. All that you read here about substituting food or occasionally yielding to temptation
leads to more positive outcomes. We any of us may one day end up on medication; and that isn't a bad outcome…just a necessary outcome. All I'm saying is read the suggestions and experiences here, take a look at the sources and resources that many post, visit your healthcare provider frequently and map your unique way of living with this diagnosis.

All the best