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I am having frequent headaches and I am having episodes of blacking out.
How long have the blackouts been going on
I am not sure but the most recent one was last Wednesday. I can tell when I am about to have one because of the way my head feels.
Ok, Have you ever been diagnosed with a migraine disorder?
Other than the Metabolic Syndrome. Have you had to get treatment for any chronic diseases? (Like Diabetes, or hypertension, etc)
Pre diabetic, low thyroid, high cholestrol, low vitamin D and B.
Also mild depression and now on vary acne because I can't seem to stay focused. I am also having some episodes of blurred vision.
Ok. At this point the things that worry me are that your are becoming hypoglycemic or having migraine attacks.
I take met foremen and victors shots every day. Lipitor, synthroid, an estrogen patch, weekly vitamin B shots and 10000 vitamin D three times a week. I am also on Seritonin and vyvance
So I would suggest you get your blood sugar checked and you seek your primary doctor for a neurological workup.
I'm glad you are getting the Metformin. That will help control your sugars
That moves the possibility of Migraines to the fore in my mind
What is a neurological work up? I think I may have Cushings Syndrome. Everytime I go to my Endocrnologist there is something else wrong with me.
Hmmm, A Neurological workup is basically a physical exam. They test your nerves and they use that little hammer to check your reflexes, etc. It's a very simple thing. It also will help greatly in findgin out if you have migraines
I see about the endocrinologist. I'm sorry I'm asking you to see yet another specialist. But from where I am, Migraines are something that should be ruled out.
I do have a hump in my back. Ugly veins in my legs. I've gained 25 pounds since September. I have red patches on my face and a few actual whiskers I am always spraining or breaking my feet and ankles. Right now I have a sprained thumb. I bruise very easily. I have a lot of trouble sleeping. At night my legs, feet and arches hurt very badly. I had a 24 hour urine test and it was in the normal range that is why they say I have Metoblic Syndrome.
I understand. Have they ever discussed the possibility that this is also due to menopause?
Are you saying that migraines can make you black out?
Yes, migraines can make people blackout and they are generally foreshadowed by an aura.. a funny feeling in the head
I do not have a headache after I wake up. I am very alert and the tiredness I felt before I passed out is gone.
I'm glad... I hate to do this to you, but the other possibility that comes to mind os a seizure disorder. But i'm not very convinced of that right now
So. A neurological workup is the best bet there too
Okay I'll see about one. Thank you. I was thinking it might be Cushings Syndrome
Generally doesn't cause blackouts.... but cushings can make your bloodsugars go a bit crazy
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