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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello, I've been having a tingling throughout my body and dizziness for the past 9 months. When I first started experiencing these symptoms, I became so confused and light-headed I went to the ER. I thought it was because I wasn't eating enough. So I ate more, but I still had the symtoms, just lessened. When I first started experiencing these symptoms, they were a lot worse than they are now, but it's still fairly bad. I become off balance several times throughout the day. I also feel like I have pressure in my forehead (and some disorientation). I've gone to a neurogist, cardiologist, and 2 other regular doctors and they could not find anything wrong with me. It helps a little to eat, but the doctor's I've seen said I don't have diabetes, however, my mother does. I'm not overweight at all and I don't know if I have a blood-sugar issue. The doctor's said they could find anything wrong with my blood. Could they have missed something in it? I don't know where to go from here.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   please let me read it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since your mother is having diabetes, you too can have it
Doctor :  
you should go for a special test called GTT test
User :   but they didnt find anything when they tested my blood
User :   is there a specific test?
User :   oh, ok
Doctor :  
which will show any abnormalities if present in the blood sugar and/or insulin release
User :   can diabetes be that bad that soon? what doctor should i see? Should i see a endocrinologist?
Doctor :  
and if any abormalities are found, the treatment can be done accordingly.
User :   ok. could it be anything else?
Doctor :  
you should see a endocrinologist or a diabetologist.
User :   could it be anything else?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
your symptoms point towards sugar imbalance even though you eat a good diet.
Doctor :  
so a GTT test will tell if the insulin that is getting released is in the right amount or excess in bouts
Doctor :  
which are responsible to take out sugar from the blood stream
Doctor :  
and cause the dizziness and off balance symptoms.
User :   ok, would i be able to ask my doctor for that test. My primary doctor basically wrote me off after 10 years of knowing him knd of stating he didn't believe me
Doctor :  
for detailed consultation from a endocrinologist or a diabetologist you can consult out panel specialists once you finish dong the GTT test.
Doctor :   your primary doc can write you the test prescription.
Doctor :  
have you undergone EEG test anytime after these off balance spells?
User :   well, i've stopped going to him, because he didn't seem to think i was having a serious problem
User :   yeah, nothing was wrong
Doctor :  
User :   i think I had an eeg and one other
Doctor :  
then you can meet any of the general practitioners and tell them your symptoms and request for prescription for the GTT test.
User :   I had to lay my upper body in a machine and the other my put a chap on my head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   could the last doctor i went to perscribe that. I only met with him once. could diabetes cause a bruning sensation in my feet?
Doctor :   follow this link to consult a diabelotogist
Doctor :  
and yes, you can get burning in feet when sugars are high
Doctor :  
and your last doctor can prescribe you the test.
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
follow this link to consult an endocrinologist.
User :   ok, thank you so much. not that I want to have diabetes, but it would ease my mind to know what is wrong with me
User :   this has been horrible
Doctor :  
people with family history of diabetes tend to get it due to heridity
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   just one more question, can these symptoms be presistent in, can it last all day?
Doctor :   in cases of uncontrolled sugars, they can persist for all day
User :   alright, thank you. do you have any more suggestions other than that if it would turn out not to be that?
Doctor :  
The first possibility is diabetes, and then any neurological cause, but since your nero examinatio tuned out to be normal
Doctor :  
the diabetes should be investigated and treated
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   alright, last question. this is a recent thing, ut i still started it, can hydroycut affect any of this? I just started using it 3 days ago, but this has been going on for months.
Doctor :   hydroycut can cause excess sugar metabolism to avoid weight gain
Doctor :  
and can be responsible for the symptoms.
Doctor :  
were these symptoms present before you started using it?
User :   this start a long while before than though
User :   yeah
User :   it started in may of last year
Doctor :  
ok, then we cannot be sure that only hydroycut is causing you the symptoms
User :   i used hydrocut about 4 years ago, but never have a tried it again until 3 days ago
Doctor :  
your mother is a diabeteic, so you are at risk of geting it too
Doctor :  
and your symptoms do pint towards uncontrolled diabetis
User :   ok. thank you. I will talk to my docotr as soon as possible. thanks again.
Doctor :  
do not ignore your symptoms, and get the necessary test done.
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User :   done
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