Dizziness and weight gain. Thyroid, blood sugar tests done. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats
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For the background
I have been feeling dizzy and at the same time gained weight. To this a doctor has asked for Thyroid, blood suger, insulin and rbc. I wish to discuss the results with you as well.
Can we do that?
Is it possible to mail you the report?
You can mail the reports to YYYY@YYYY
And what should I mention in the subject. Will you get that report immediately?
Attn: Dr XXXXXXX
I have emailed it. You should receieve it in a while and then we can discuss.
Let me check the mail.
I shall review the reports and get back.
Give me a few minutes
Should I wait till then?
I haven't received a mail yet; Can you mail it again
to an alternate mail address
yes tell me
or else I can write the values here if you like
Have mailed you at the alternate id as well
I shall verify it.
I have received the mail.
I shall review the mail and discuss about it soon.
I was able to review the reports.
All the reports are in normal limits.
I do not find any issues on the report that can be causing the dizziness.
May I know since when you been feeling dizzy?
2-3 weeks now.
Just to check no concerns on insulin, blood sugar or thyroid right?
Normal fasting blood sugars are between 80 to 120mg/dl; your values are slightly lower than normal
however I am not concerned with this level.
The rest of the values are within limit
and are normal.
Dizziness is associated with multiple condition
Your platelets are in limits too.
Normal platelet count is between 150 - 400 thousand cells / cubic mm
Then I dont know what is causing the weight gain or the dizziness..
As I mentioned earlier dizziness is caused by multiple condition.
You were saying something on dizziness being associated with multiple conditions..
Yes. I may be able to narrow down the possibilities if you can answer few of my questions.
Are you feeling dizzy throughout the day or is it happening in intermittent spells?
Is there any factor that worsens / reduces it?
Does it increase upon movement of the head, changing posture?
Do you feel better on resting?
Yes to both
Nothing of that.
Little nausea at times.
Are you taking any medications?
Did you recently suffer from fever or flu like symptoms?
No history as such.
But before the previous 2-3 weeks I was fine.
Let me brief you now.
Dizziness and weight changes are definitely part of hypothyroidism, but as the TSH values are in limits
I feel both these symptoms were coincidental finding
and that there could be 2 independent factors responsible for it.
First let me discuss about dizziness.
Of the various conditions causing dizziness, the most common ones are
1. Ear and upper respiratory pathology
3. Electrolyte disturbance
4. Side effect of some medications
5. Unknown factor.
Based on the details you provided,
your symptoms are suggesting of an ear problem
what we describe as postural vertigo.
But I have faced no trouble with hearing or anything
Ear is involved in 2 functions
How can this be corrected
This system can get affected due to recent infection, infection of surrounding structure or due to some unknown causes.
most often such disturbance autocorrect by itself in a few weeks.
do you think this can be due to chicken pox
Although I cannot confirm it for sure, there can be a small chance that it may have caused by it.
But do not worry, it should improve.
All right. Thanks so much for the advice Doctor.
The treatment we often recommend for this condition
is symptomatic treatment.
So if the dizziness is causing lot of problems to you
you can get yourself treated with prescription drugs like vertin.
Let me see for a few weeks and then see.
If the problem does not improve in another week or two
you can consult an ent surgeon for additional treatment.
Have you followed?
Is there any other query?
Yes. Thanks Doctor
No. Nothing else.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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