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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: Could this be hypoglycemia?

 RowanDreams - Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:24 am

I'm an 18 year old female, 5'4, and 114 lbs. For as long as I can remember I've had bouts of dizziness where my body tingles and my eyes cloud over. Recently (just this past week) I've started passing out.

I am also very, very fatigued and shaky; I feel as though I can hardly walk a block without needing to go to sleep.

Lastly I'm very nauseous and can hardly stomach anything except fruits and bread.

There's a history of minor blood sugar problems in my family, but apparently nobody has gone past the stage of being dizzy. I have an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday, but I want to know what I should expect.

Thank you!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:11 pm

User avatar Hypoglycemia may be causing your symptoms. Low blood pressure may also be doing this.

Your doctor will likely want to check your blood pressure and possibly do some general screening tests for blood sugar problems and anemia.

Best wishes.

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