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        03-13-2013, 09:11 AM
      #21
    Trained
    You should really go back to the doctor to get the answers.

    But one thing I can suggest, because I can see the impact on my own sugar levels, is cut out the bad carbohydrates - sugar, white breads, pasta, potatoes etc. If I eat a carb laden lunch, which I do sometimes for emotional comfort, I feel my sugar plummeting just a few hours later. I get shaky and feel faint and have a hard time concentrating.

    I see OP that you mention your diet is mostly ramen...I personally would cut that out completely and focus on foods that have a lot of protein and whole grains, plus fruit and veg.

    But having suggested that, again I will say, go back to your doctor and demand answers.
         
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        03-13-2013, 10:25 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    I see several people telling the OP to go back to the doctor and "demand answers!". Unfortunately, medicine is often not that simple. The OP says the clinic she's going to is a "tribal" clinic, which typically means limited resources, and further states she is broke and cannot afford to go anywhere else. So if the doctor doesn't have the resources to run a battery of tests that the OP can't pay for anyway what do you expect him to do exactly? I doubt her issues are related to blood sugar, hypoglycemia doesn't cause one to suddenly faint with no other symptoms. If it IS a blood pressure drop when standing/leaning over (orthostatic hypotension) over it is NOT a serious issue....I have it, as do two of my daughters, hasn't slowed any of us down. I will point out, with a crap diet like that, the OP can likely look forward to more health issues in the future.
         
        03-13-2013, 10:47 AM
      #23
    Showing
    Perhaps a stress test is in order if fainting follows exertion.
         
        03-13-2013, 11:02 AM
      #24
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bellasmom    
    I see several people telling the OP to go back to the doctor and "demand answers!". Unfortunately, medicine is often not that simple. The OP says the clinic she's going to is a "tribal" clinic, which typically means limited resources, and further states she is broke and cannot afford to go anywhere else. So if the doctor doesn't have the resources to run a battery of tests that the OP can't pay for anyway what do you expect him to do exactly? I doubt her issues are related to blood sugar, hypoglycemia doesn't cause one to suddenly faint with no other symptoms. If it IS a blood pressure drop when standing/leaning over (orthostatic hypotension) over it is NOT a serious issue....I have it, as do two of my daughters, hasn't slowed any of us down. I will point out, with a crap diet like that, the OP can likely look forward to more health issues in the future.
    Perhaps, but it sure depends on where you fall over, now doesn't it. I can tell you I think twice before I walk out on my dock with noone around. It is really NOT normal.
         
        03-13-2013, 11:42 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Franknbeans, I'm talking about momentary dizziness/faintness that occurs ONLY when you suddenly stand up or lean over. As I said, I suffer from it (low blood pressure in general). That being the case, it's pretty easy to determine "where you fall over". It is fairly common in folks with low blood pressure....my baseline is generally 100/60 or thereabouts. On the plus side, I'll likely never have to worry about having a stroke, lol.
         
        03-13-2013, 12:41 PM
      #26
    Trained
    I am talking falling over fainting, who knows which the op is referring to. My pressure is actually lower than yours-sludge as I call it. First te it happened to me was on the garage on January an I should had not been there I most likely would have Ben at least frost bitten.

    We still can get stokes from other causes for sure and, as a nurse it has been my observation that the majority of cancer patients have low bp
         

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