Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dizzy and sweaty

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What the heck happened to me last night? I mean, I was sitting in my recliner, watching television, and all of a sudden, the room starts spinning around. I felt like i was going to faint.
I told my son; he came over from his place on the couch, and felt of my back......It was wet. Like I had been dunked in water. It was a cold, clammy sweat....something I get from time to time when my blood glucose is too low.
I try not to let that happen ever again, since I had kind of "driven drunk" a few years ago. I woke up in Mineral Wells, TX, about 50 miles from home, with no idea how I had got there. State troopers stopped me. Heh. No ticket, they could tell I was more of a diabetic low sugar case than intoxicated.
Anyway, I've always said I'd rather have my blood glucose reading a little high, rather than risk taking another Magical Mystery Tour. I took my reading, when I felt I could get up without falling, and it was in the 300s. Not low.
Took some insulin. Puzzled over why the sweating. Never have I had that when my glucose was high. Only when it's low. So why now?
Some no - nonsense people said the words: Heart attack. Hmmm. Well, I know females have different symptoms from males when they have a heart attack. I didn't have any clutching at my chest in pain; I did, however, looking back at that evening, have a few little "muscle spasms" (I think) in my left side, under the shoulder blade.
I've promised my Lupie friends and others, that if i get this pattern of dizziness, pain and sweating, I'll call 911. Oh, yeah, I called my PCP's office to make an appointment.....she is out of the office this week. So next Monday, I'll be seeing her.....unless something similar happens in the interim....

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm new to your blog, but I've been reading what you have been posting. I was diagnosed in 2010 with Lupus, and since then so many weird and strange things going on in my body. Sometimes I think I'm losing my mind..lol
    I don't say much to ppl about the different things because I don't want them to think I really am going crazy. This blog caught my attention though, because a cpl weeks ago I was having flutters in my chest(no pain and no shortness of breath) then immediately following that i would feel a flush from my chest up and then I would break out into a hot sweat. You could actually see my chest and face turn beet red. Went to the Dr. he took blood. said my sed rate was 49 (normal is 0-20) so that was up but RA titer was normal at 11.9 Was having really bad muscle spasms. He gave me skelaxin, neurotin and methylprednisone. Haven't had flutter or hot flashes since, but still a scary feeling not knowing what is going on inside my body. Oh he also performed an EKG which came back normal. Have reumo appt on May 15, so maybe get some answers then.