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Old 11-16-2011, 21:50   #1
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I am a type 2 diagnosed sometime in October. Can't think so well right now. Im feeling lightheaded and my mental capacity is low. I am really tired and wnt to go to sleep. I have been eting low carb for awhile and BS is good. Ifeel woozy. BS was 121 after lunch which was chicken and some pearl onions or something and yellow carrot slivers. My bs has been under control for awhile. haert stuff is 105 over something and 74 pulse.

anyone know why i might feel so weird?

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I had dizziness for almost three years before I discovered it ws one of my medications causing it. My blood pressure medication dosage was reduced a lot, and my dizziness is very mild now. There are many medications that have dizziness or lightheadedness as a potential side effect. What medications are you taking?

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I had dizziness for almost three years before I discovered it ws one of my medications causing it. My blood pressure medication dosage was reduced a lot, and my dizziness is very mild now. There are many medications that have dizziness or lightheadedness as a potential side effect. What medications are you taking?
I am only taking 500mg Metformin every night.

I am feeling better now but this has happened a few times over the last week. Everytime, my BS seems to be in a decent range(below 130). I just don't understand why this is happening. It happened yesterday. I got up and almost blacked out. Had to catch myself on the counter or I would have gone over. This time I was just sitting at my desk here at work and it just hit me.

I have lost alot of weight. Last I checked it was 15 pounds I lost. That put me at 145lbs. I am 5'10". I guess I should go see the doc again.

Sorry for the first post. I was really out of it. It is embarrassing to read it now.

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Have you been taking Metformin a long time? Many people do have side effects from it. Maybe dizziness is one possible side effect, especially if you are still adjusting to it. It takes some people a few weeks to adjust to Metformin, and there are others who never adjust and have to stop using it. I use Metformin and it has not caused me any problems.

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I suspect you are still adjusting to lower blood glucose levels and maybe to eating lower-carb. I would give it some time -- look up Atkins flu!

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Have you been taking Metformin a long time? Many people do have side effects from it. Maybe dizziness is one possible side effect, especially if you are still adjusting to it. It takes some people a few weeks to adjust to Metformin, and there are others who never adjust and have to stop using it. I use Metformin and it has not caused me any problems.
I have been taking it since my diagnoses in the beginning of October. I was starting to feel really good once BS started getting under control. Now this. Could it be the low carb?

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I suspect you are still adjusting to lower blood glucose levels and maybe to eating lower-carb. I would give it some time -- look up Atkins flu!
That's what I was wondering. To keep control, I have cut pretty much all carbs.

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It does take some time to adjust!

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I remember experiencing dizziness when I first started on meds. After losing weight my blood pressure did drop though. Considerably! I guess it took a bit of time for my body to adjust? Take good care. Test both glucose and blood pressure and keep a log perhaps?

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I remember experiencing dizziness when I first started on meds. After losing weight my blood pressure did drop though. Considerably! I guess it took a bit of time for my body to adjust? Take good care. Test both glucose and blood pressure and keep a log perhaps?
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I appreciate all the help. I have been keeping a log of BS and BP. I quit logging my food because I don't eat carbs really at all.

The metformin had my stomach slightly upset for the first week but that has subsided. That was the only side affect I really noticed.

I am going to look into this Atkins flu. When I used to box, I would regularly go no carb to make weight but never had this happen. I was also much younger and healthier back then though. Before diagnosis, I ate what ever I wanted. Lived on coke and snickers a lot. I hope it is just my body adjusting to the huge change I have made. Just thought I was settled in. Maybe that isn't the case.

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