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Please help, I've been a type 1 diabetic for almost 4 years now and things weren't going that badly up until about 8 months ago. I've started getting really dizzy, nausea (to the point of throwing up 2-3 times a day), chest pains on my left side and extreme exhaustion. These symtons are coming on approx. 30 minutes after I eat (but not consistantly as I may go 3 weeks with nothing), some times so badly that I can barely get home when this happens. I've been to the emergency to have this check out as I feel like I'm going to die, and they run blood work and x-rays and nothing shows up! :confused:
Does anyone one else have these symtoms and could it be related to type of insulin or ????
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Please help, I've been a type 1 diabetic for almost 4 years now and things weren't going that badly up until about 8 months ago. I've started getting really dizzy, nausea (to the point of throwing up 2-3 times a day), chest pains on my left side and extreme exhaustion. These symtons are coming on approx. 30 minutes after I eat (but not consistantly as I may go 3 weeks with nothing), some times so badly that I can barely get home when this happens. I've been to the emergency to have this check out as I feel like I'm going to die, and they run blood work and x-rays and nothing shows up! :confused:
Does anyone one else have these symtoms and could it be related to type of insulin or ????
Thanks
You say you have been to the doctor to first check there is not a problem with your heart....right? If you have been checked and they say your heart is fine, and if you notice it happens after you eat...how is your blood sugar then and what might you be eating to cause it? Personally, if I was you, I would make an appointment with your regular doctor and go let them check you out. Even if you are not having the symptoms at the time. This is a recurring problem and needs to be evaluated. Just going to the ER isnt really the best thing to keep doing. I imagine when you go to the ER they are checking to be sure there is nothing life threatening at the time (like a heart attack, etc) if they find nothing they send you home and tell you to see your regular MD. As far as I know, insulin should not cause chest pain, it never has for me.

I have had problems with epigastric pain after eating because of my gastroparesis (from my diabetes). I take Nexium for it now and that pain, nausea and bloated feeling has gone away. But my pain was not on my left side, it was at the top of my stomach and lower chest.

I would certainly make an appointment with your regular MD for further evaluation if I were you. Good luck :)
 

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Welcome, mamaobie . . . sorry to hear of this, and it sounds like something that better be investigated fully and soon. You do need a good medical workup by your regular medical team - not the ER staff. If I were you, I'd have a long talk with my doctor and get some tests done which will then remain in your medical file for future reference. If it isn't your heart, then you need to know what it IS, so treatment can be started, and it could be any number of things from gallbladder to hiatal hernia to gastroesophageal reflux and more. Do make an appointment with your regular doc - you need to find out what's going on here.
 

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Please help, I've been a type 1 diabetic for almost 4 years now and things weren't going that badly up until about 8 months ago. I've started getting really dizzy, nausea (to the point of throwing up 2-3 times a day), chest pains on my left side and extreme exhaustion. These symtons are coming on approx. 30 minutes after I eat (but not consistantly as I may go 3 weeks with nothing), some times so badly that I can barely get home when this happens. I've been to the emergency to have this check out as I feel like I'm going to die, and they run blood work and x-rays and nothing shows up! :confused:
Does anyone one else have these symtoms and could it be related to type of insulin or ????
Thanks
I am not a doctor, but going to the ER will probably get you no where. I spent my fair share of time in the ER last summer and they will check what you go in for and nothing else. They do routine tests and scans and xrays if needed, but to check you out completely, it won't happen in the ER, I would go to your doctor. Do you still have your gallbladder? I was having severe nausea and pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen which radiated to my back and I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder that showed that it was full of sludge.(I did have my gallbladder removed and the pain stopped). I kept having dizzy spells and was told to see an ENT. I have never experienced any dizziness that would be caused by insulin. Try to see your doctor to rule out anything serious. Let us know what you find out. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon! :)
 

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Have them check your gallbladder. I had similar symptoms for a year and they kept saying it was this or that, my pregnancy, stress, then after I had baby they blamed my IBS, etc. I went to ER after a sever attack and I told the resident I thought it was my Gallbladder. She said oh it would hurt when I push here. Blamed it on the wedding I was at and the drink I had and sent me home. Kept having attacks all weekend and they would do nothing. Monday morning I walked into my Dr.s office steaming and demanded an ultrasound immediately. I actually cursed at the Dr. I was so mad and in so much pain.
Turne dout it was so progressed the surgeon said my gallbladder was nearly one huge fused stone. With fragments breaking off and causing the attacks. He wasn't sure he could get it out laproscopically and warned me I may wake up with a huge incision. Luckily he worked some magic and got it out. Scars are bigger than most lap scars but that's better than the long one my mother in law had.
 

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Please help, I've been a type 1 diabetic for almost 4 years now and things weren't going that badly up until about 8 months ago. I've started getting really dizzy, nausea (to the point of throwing up 2-3 times a day), chest pains on my left side and extreme exhaustion. These symtons are coming on approx. 30 minutes after I eat (but not consistantly as I may go 3 weeks with nothing), some times so badly that I can barely get home when this happens. I've been to the emergency to have this check out as I feel like I'm going to die, and they run blood work and x-rays and nothing shows up! :confused:
Does anyone one else have these symtoms and could it be related to type of insulin or ????
Thanks
I feel like that a lot when iam hypo or when my blood pressure is high.I also have the chest pain but the dr said it was periphial and probally nerve damage caused by the diabetes.
 
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