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Reason for light headedness and giddiness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hello same doctor ..who cleared my doubt abt fisting or some different doctor
Doctor :   yes its same doctor
User :   I am diabetic and hypertensive and take glimy-2 and metformin 500mg in morning and for hyper tensive i take tenormin-50 and losar H...OK
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   0k
User :   As such my sugar and pressure is both is more or less in control....but some times i have light headed ness and very very mild giddiness feeling for 30-45 sec and then it goes away...Everything else is normal...what may be the reason
User :   sorry drug mentioned for diabetic i take in morning and at bedtime
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   can i ask your few Q
User :   and for hypertension both drug daily
User :   yes yes
Doctor :   wat was the last sugar level
Doctor :   and last BP reading
User :   107 fasting and 134 PP2...BP was 138/80 ( its generally have average of 135/85 ) since last 1-2 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   but the systolic pressure of 130 is good for maintanence
User :   ok ..some times its between 125-130....nearly 40% of times
Doctor :   do yu feel giddiness immediately after taking the tablets
Doctor :   especially sugar tablets
User :   no no...but mostly after when i change position and its frequency is sometime weekly or monthly....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have any ringing sensation in the ears
User :   no no
Doctor :   any blurring of vision
User :   no no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other symptoms
User :   no nausea, perspiration , chest pain etc...everything normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have tiredness at the time of giddiness
User :   I am into gymming and some time when i try to jog severely...i have that kind of feeling and when i stop it goes away and everthing seems to be normal...i dont have tiredness at time of giddiness
Doctor :   after 25 - 30 seconds of giddiness do yu feel better
User :   i can jog comfortably at the rate of 9.5 kms/hr..for 10 minutes continously without any problem
User :   yes i feel better
Doctor :   then not to worry on that
Doctor :   its due to vitamin defecieny
User :   What may be the reason...mild side effect of medicines
Doctor :   yes the anti diabetics can cause mild giddiness
User :   which vitamins...can u tell me the treatments
Doctor :   but this is not with anti hypertensives
Doctor :   its mainly B5 and B6 and other Bcomplex group of vitamins
User :   I am diabetic and hypertensive since 5-6 i need to go for any test or procedure as a precautionary measure
Doctor :   yes yu need to go
Doctor :   wats your ht and wt
User :   which..ones
User :   height...170 cms and weight-74 kg
Doctor :   Glycosylated hemoglobin called as HbA1
Doctor :   this will give a good information over your last 6 months sugar status and
Doctor :   how is the sugar response to treatment
User :   any other test...and which multivitamin will help my giddiness
Doctor :   i will advice you
Doctor :   yu also need to get Lipid profile to get done
Doctor :   as you come under over wt category
Doctor :   yu also need to reduce the wt
User :   that is OK..was done in OCT-200
Doctor :   and get the cholesterol levels done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was it normal
User :   that was OCT 2008
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   but the need of reducing the wt is important
User :   Do I need TMT...or echo
Doctor :   because wt has direct relation with hypertension
Doctor :   and diabetes
Doctor :   do yu chest pain
Doctor :   difficulty in breathing
User :   I am already working on reducing weight...( gymming) weight training chest pain, no difficulty in breating
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   even though yu need a 2D echo
Doctor :   done
User :   what is that
Doctor :   but was the ecg doen
Doctor :   done
User :   yes its was part of PME in our organisation in OCT 2008 and ECG
was told by doctor...but i was showing bradycardia..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yu may need echo in future
Doctor :   but not now
User :   i asked the doctor here and he told me that its XXXXXXXX cardia normal....( he told me it just slow heart beat )
Doctor :   yes XXXXXXXX cardia is normal
User :   in future means after how many months or years ...I am 42
Doctor :   not to worry on that
Doctor :   after 1 yr its better to get an echo done
User :   is is due to here told me like that
Doctor :   yes the commonest side effect of atenelol
Doctor :   not to worry on that
User :   wHich multivitamin will help my giddiness...or i dont need to worry abt that
Doctor :   yes its COBACEX_ FORTE
User :   hope it helps my giddiness.
Doctor :   once daily for 1 month every nite after food
User :   oK
Doctor :   COBADEX - FORTE
Doctor :   yes it will help in giddiness
User :   ....what mg....
Doctor :   its a combination of different bcomplex vitamins
User :   is it available in india
Doctor :   yes its available
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can i help u with
User :   OK thanks......
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   take care bye for now
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