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i get very weak, shaky and kinda dizzy if i dont eat eavery 2-3 hrs. i feel like

  1. profile image46
    roxydutchposted 7 years ago

    i get very weak, shaky and kinda dizzy if i dont eat eavery 2-3 hrs. i feel like i need to stop...

    what im doing that very second and scarf my face!! its gotten worst the past couple years..i have gained a good 40 pounds throughout the past 2 1/2- 3 yrs. which seems drastic to me..i will admit i dont have the best eating/excersice habbits but im not eating anyworse(actual being more active)  and i keep gaining weight i am 5'4 and weigh 190...yikes!! what do i do?? is there any cause or reason for this??

  2. KewlWriter profile image76
    KewlWriterposted 7 years ago

    May be a thyroid condition. Please consult a doctor ASAP.

  3. Jillian Barclay profile image81
    Jillian Barclayposted 7 years ago

    If you have a doctor, you need to see your doctor. You may have hypogycemia (low blood sugar) or even diabetes. Blood work should tell the story. If you have no insurance and cannot afford to see a doctor and pay, please see if there is a free clinic in your area. Also, you might want to try looking up the glycemic index on line. It will give you a guide to the foods that you eat. Some foods raise your blood sugar very high, but then cause a drop very quickly. Most people benefit from eating foods that keep your blood sugar steady and the glycemic index can help you do that. I am not a doctor, just a diabetic and concerned for you.

  4. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Why are you wasting time here?  go to see your doctor.

  5. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    One thing that can happen is a rapid drop in blood sugar.  If you eat sugar (even if you're not diabetic) you can get a rapid rise in blood sugar level.  It's a "sugar high", but it can drop rapidly.  It's the rapid drop than can cause "the shakes".  What gets rid of those symptoms quickly, of course, is something like a cookie or candy bar (which makes the sugar level go up again).  Protein won't help fast enough once you have those symptoms; but, ideally, you should aim to eat protein, which gives you doesn't give you the same sky-rocketing sugar level (and therefore doesn't cause such a rapid drop). 

    Having said that, though, if this has been going on (and appears to have become a regular thing for a couple of years) you really should find out if you may have some condition beyond just bad eating habits.  Something else to consider is whether you're eating enough for each meal.   If you don't eat enough, and if you don't eat something that will get your blood sugar up to a normal level, you could find yourself with low blood sugar not long after.  For example, eating lettuce won't do much for your blood sugar level.  Seriously, I don't think having those symptoms that frequently, regularly, and long is something to ignore.    Weight gain can make a "thrown off" metabolism even more thrown off, too.

    Here's a link to some pretty good information on hypoglycemia.  You may want to take a look at that.


    1. MarieAlana1 profile image72
      MarieAlana1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard of this happening because of the blood sugar levels dropping as well. I would get a good stash of energy breakfast bars. In that way, you can eat one of those instead of scarfing down a lot of food. Fruit may help as well.

  6. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    It fits with endocrine/adrenal problems or Chronic fatigue syndrome. Same difference.
    1. Go to bed earlier and rest on week-ends.
    2. Visit a kinesiologist.
    3. You are getting hypoglycaemic. Use chromium and also balance your meals. Take strong 'b' complex plus essential fatty Acids and probiotics.
    4. See a proper dietician who is also holistic
    5. Watch your stressors or find out the underlying cause. There is always a reason. You may need to change jobs.
    6. Meditate.
    7. have a full blood profile to include your thyroids.

  7. Nateerrr profile image75
    Nateerrrposted 3 years ago
  8. BirminghamVoice profile image61
    BirminghamVoiceposted 2 years ago

    I would advice taking bed rest until you can next get in a appointment with your Doctor who can either go through blood tests or know the symptoms and your history and see what's going on. good luck!