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panic, fainting, psychosis, tied to diabetes?

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I am a 29 yr old male and banker by proffession.I am a type 2 diabetic and presently on humolog(insulin) plus metpormin and several other medicines.I had developed a kind of disorder in which i get an epileptic attack kind of think which happens whenever my body gets drained out i mean whenever i strain or stressed up,anxious or in hypetension.It has haapened in several occassions while working in bank.Major issue i can sense it coming,i loose focus,start jerking majoraly from chest portion like jolting forward and backwards,breathlessness,heavy sweating,feel as if there is no power left inside me and it feels as if somebody is putting pressure on my temporal lobe from both sides of brain.Yesterday night i had a severe attack and i also suffered from acute pyschoysis in my college days.First i noticed it happened due to hypogylcemia when my blood sugar level reached 70 but from past two encounters my sugar levels were high during attack 265.I become subconcious after these attacks.


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replied March 25th, 2011
panic, fainting, psychosis, tied to diabetes?
Hello.

It will be difficult to correlate your symptoms with your Diabetic status and the past history of acute psychosis. Low blood sugar and high blood sugar both are known to induce episodes resembling panic, with fainting. You may have to consult your treating physician about this. It will also be too hasty to say these episodes are due to anxiety. The diagnosis can be had only after a clinical evaluation.

You can monitor your blood sugar levels and take more efforts to maintain them within normal limits. If the office environment seems to be triggering these episodes, try taking a few leaves from the office to see if you see a change. This will help you know if the office environment is really affecting the current symptoms or not. You may also consider getting an EEG (Electro-encephalogram) done to rule out any possibility of seizures.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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