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extremely light headed, with complete exhaustion, sweating and very hot, felt like i was going to pass out
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351246 tn?1379682132
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If you have headaches and hot flashes and lightheadedness with a feeling of passing out, you could be having either polycystic ovarian disease (in females) or GERD with or without H pylori infection. These are the two conditions to be ruled out first. Other conditions to be strongly ruled out in your case (if you have other symptoms such as ringing in the ear) could be cervical spinal nerve compression, Meniere’s disease of the ear, wax in the ear, infection of the middle or inner ear, and benign intracranial hypertension. Hence it is important to consult an ENT specialist and a neurologist too. At times back and neck problems may persist for years before they really start giving trouble. Chances of TMJ too should be looked into. Other causes are anemia, hypoglycemia or low sugar and some endocrine problems, such as an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease),  and in some cases, diabetes, may lead to hypotension and hence lightheadedness and an off balance feeling. It can also be chronic fatigue syndrome if all other causes are ruled out. Discuss with your doctor and get these checked. Take care!
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extremely light headed, with complete exhaustion, sweating and very hot, felt like i was going to pass out
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your iron level might be low
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Thank you so much for your help, my girlfreind, who actually used my email to ask for help, has been given all the info, she does take meds for high blood pressure, so you think that perhaps she went too low? It is also questionable about her blood sugar, she said it was high at her last check up, but has not been back to the Doctor, she also takes thyroid meds, I think for hypo, I think this is the only medication she takes on a regular basis. She has lost weight and refuses to eat because she does not want to take the meds, she thinks if she does not eat she will not need sugar pills, can you help me to explain to her why her approach will not work? She is 68 years old, her and her husband run a little Italian specialty shop, she is under a lot of stress as well, also her English is not that great and I do not speak Italian. I thank you so much in advance for your help as well as your previous responses. Have a really nice day.
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Thank you doctormee medical, babegirlisa5, and DeeAnthone54 for your help, when she posted her question she had later confided that she had eaten 4 mini chocolate chip muffins, home baked, the feeling that she herself described came about 15-20 minutes later, she only told me about muffins on wednesday, now she almost refuses to eat, will only drink coffee or expresso (black) she will eat fruit, plums mainly. Do you think it is a combo of her eating habits and failure to take her meds.
I wish you all a great weekend, you are very nice people, at first I had no idea what these messages were until she explained it to me so I apologize for such a late response.
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