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    03-10-2013, 11:48 PM
  #11
Yearling
Animallover, I am a diabetic and I can tell you for sure that you can get hypo(low) blood sugar before eating and again an hour or two after eating. It depends on what you're eating. Cookies, bread, cereal, and low-protein or low-fat foods will make your blood sugar plummet after a meal. Low blood pressure (e.g. When you sit up or stand up too fast or lean over & lift stuff) can also cause you to pass out. None of these are "not to worry about." If you think it's usually after a meal, I would go to the nearest Walgreen or CVS or Walmart and get a cheap ($20) glycometer, a meter to test your blood sugar. The test strips are extra but they will last you a long time. When you feel woozy or have fainted and woken up, test your blood sugar right then. That will be important information for your doctor and hopefully he will use it INSTEAD OF JUST GUESSING. You deserve answers.
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    03-10-2013, 11:49 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
you've probably researched already but I'm attaching these links anyway
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Emergencies

High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment on eMedicineHealth.com

You could have a serious low blood pressure problem or even something related to caffeine - maybe see what happens when you dring decaff. Coffee
The sensible thing to do is see a doctor ASAP and don't stop until you find out exactly whats going on
Ya I can't really afford it right now to many vet bills from one of the horses I rescued. Ill try to get to it as soon as other things are paid off.
     
    03-10-2013, 11:51 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
Animallover, I am a diabetic and I can tell you for sure that you can get hypo(low) blood sugar before eating and again an hour or two after eating. It depends on what you're eating. Cookies, bread, cereal, and low-protein or low-fat foods will make your blood sugar plummet after a meal. Low blood pressure (e.g. When you sit up or stand up too fast or lean over & lift stuff) can also cause you to pass out. None of these are "not to worry about." If you think it's usually after a meal, I would go to the nearest Walgreen or CVS or Walmart and get a cheap ($20) glycometer, a meter to test your blood sugar. The test strips are extra but they will last you a long time. When you feel woozy or have fainted and woken up, test your blood sugar right then. That will be important information for your doctor and hopefully he will use it INSTEAD OF JUST GUESSING. You deserve answers.
Ok ill try it. My diet is mostly top ramen and some sorts of meat with the occasional sandwhich or borito.
     
    03-11-2013, 03:01 AM
  #14
Yearling
CVS has a free glucose test kit (I think you might need a script, but not sure on that). The test strips for blood are about $20 though- cheaper if bought on ebay.

It could be blood pressure as well. I have issues with both blood pressure and blood sugar so I always test my blood just in case. Due to the medication I am on my Blood sugar either drops too low, or too high. Stupid side effects!

Orthostatic hypotension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you have issues with panic attacks and issues with blood pressure/sugar, I would think it would be a good idea to go back to the doctor. Panic attacks can also be related to hormonal disorders so you want to get that checked out.

I have almost fainted on the horse, I also have had issues with getting lightheaded and having my legs collapse from under me when I walk. I have dysautonomia, but it is rare so I doubt you have that.
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    03-11-2013, 03:57 AM
  #15
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If you live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by criminals with nobody to help you if you faint you should probably sell some stuff, scrape up your pennies and go see a doctor. Strangers on the internet cannot help you.
     
    03-11-2013, 08:18 AM
  #16
Started
I'm no doctor but I had a similar problem where I was feeling dizzy and getting a racing heart and collapsing after eating food or drinking coffee. After getting no real help from professionals apart from them telling me it wasn't anything to worry about, I took matters into my own hands. I completely cut out caffeine, simple carbs and sugar from.my diet. All my carbs came from wholegrain bread or brown rice or wholemeal pasta and I also increased my intake of fresh uncooked vegetables and took a comprehensive multivitamin. It fixed me.
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    03-12-2013, 05:37 PM
  #17
Yearling
Evil, this is exactly what I think our friend Animal needs to do. Ramen noodles may be filling and cheap but they're exactly *not* the right thing if you have hypoglycemia, right?!!?
I know my kids lived on Ramen noodles in college, not veggies or dairy or eggs or meats/fish, because of their budgets. They lived through it but they weren't sensistive to highs and lows of their blood sugar.
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    03-12-2013, 10:28 PM
  #18
Trained
Are you underweight? Could be more an issue of low blood pressure. Hypoglycemial cause more lethargy than fainting.
     
    03-13-2013, 12:07 AM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Are you underweight? Could be more an issue of low blood pressure. Hypoglycemial cause more lethargy than fainting.
No actually im a bit over weight right now im 5'4 and 140 lbs. I used to be a serious workout freak, like all day sorta thing, I ran through the hills, did 3 miles, I also bicycled, did 400 sit ups a day, and I was bench pressing about 150 lbs. I ate eggs, veggies, and lots of fruit. I had the problem then, but it was very rare. Then I went into a state of depression about a year ago and quit doing a lot of things I usd to enjoy and iv noticed im getting less depressed the past few weeks and a little more social.
     
    03-13-2013, 06:13 AM
  #20
Trained
You really need to have the MD figure this out. Mine is from low BP, so I was actually told to eat more salt and drink more water. I also have had hypoglycemia, and had to eat 6 small meals a day, like has been said-whole grains, simple sugars and high protein. (ie cheese and an apple). I will always have to be careful and cognizant of how I am feeling and adjust accordingly. I also was told some of the same things you were-if you feel faint, no matter where you are-sit down. That is just common sense, but not so easy to do if you are in public, or out on a trail on the horse, etc. Good luck, and seek medical advice.
     

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