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low blood sugar? or maybe anxiety attacks?

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Ok, First off, I am a 23 year old female, 5'9'', and about 15 lbs overweight, a light smoker(about 1/2 pack a day...I know it's bad and I'm doing the "step" method to quit...my last day is in 2 months). I have started having EXTREME dizzy spells, and can't seem to find a reason why. Along with the dizziness comes shaking, rapid heartbeat, feeling like I'm gonna black out, my ears go kind of fuzzy(like after you hear a firecracker go off real close to you) and sometimes I see spots. I don't have health insurance and won't for another 3-4 months, or else I would have already went to a doctor. Could this sudden onset of dizziness be caused from low blood sugar? or maybe anxiety attacks? It's really scary when it happens, and I have a 10 month old, which makes it that much scarier when it happens. Please help me figure out what's going on!?!?!


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replied April 8th, 2011
Headache and Migraines Answer A21722
Hello.

It will be difficult to judge online what causes your symptoms, but it appears you may have to look more into nutritional causes, rather than anxiety. Your smoking cessation program could also add to them, if not cause them.

While you wait for your insurance and your doctor's visit, try to include more nutritional supplements in your diet, make sure you eat regularly (small frequent meals, which can also help you with the weight), add a morning exercise routine if possible, etc.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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