I have suffered from dysmenorrhea since I was 11 years old. Every 1-2 years or so I would experience a severe episode of dysmenorrhea (or at least something that always occurs when I am menstruating).

The symptoms as they occur in order are:
constipation,
cold sweating,
trembling,
loss of hearing (like I water in my ears),
loss of vision (I see green around the edges that slowly closes in and then darkness),
numbness and heavy feeling in limbs,
difficulty speaking,
and difficulty concentrating.

These episodes can last between 20-45 minutes but I never actually lose consciousness- I am fully aware of what is going on but I feel like I am "floating". I have had around 12-14 of these episodes in the past 15 years and always attributed it to dysmenorrhea, however after reading about hypoglycemia and its symptoms I wonder if it is related at all or exacerbated by it. I also have had one incident where I experienced double vision (side by side), but none of the other symptoms. The eye specialist diagnosed it as a random eye muscle spasm.

I also suffer from migraines and daily "hunger" headaches. In both cases I found that eating something almost every 2 hours helps alleviate the pain somewhat, which also makes me think it is related to hypoglycemia.
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replied May 18th, 2014
Hi there,

Further tests are needed to determine if you are having hypoglycemia or other metabolic problems:
- monitoring of blood sugar levels (especially when you have the sweating episodes), record the results for future evaluation
- thyroid function tests
- kidney/liver/pancreas function tests
- abdominal ultrasound
- blood pressure monitoring

Depending on the tests results, specific treatment will be prescribed.
Dr.Albana


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replied June 29th, 2015
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If eating every 2 hours helps then it might be that.................don't skip a meal and don't delay a meal. Can you take advil for the pain. I heard that they have new meds for the monthly problem. I would see a different MD.
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