Lately, well for a while now, i've been getting really bad headches (i think they're tension ones) and have been lethargic, had no energy at all. These 'symptoms' are helped a bit when i have something sugary to eat but they come back an hour or a few hours later. Because i've felt like this for quite a long time now i'm kinda worried and so i'm going to make an appointment to see my doctor. Ovbiously you aren't doctors (well i suppose some people might be ) but i jsut wondered if any of you could suggest what might be wrong with me??
The appointment with your doctor is best. It's not safe, or smart, even here, to get diagnosis's online. No one can be sure, and since none of us are trained or licensed doctors or practitioners, your symptoms could mean a lot of things...
Getting help from someone who knows exactly what they are talking about is best
minx, how's your overall diet. this isn't a diagnosis, but it sounds a lot like you are getting migraines, which can be triggered by certain foods. try to eat healthy for a few days and avoid the sugary things that trigger these headaches and see how things go.
and talk to your doctor for tips on nutrition, dealing with the headaches, and so forth.
mayb i wrote it wrong gumdrop, the sugary foods HELP the headaches and all the other things. It makes me feel better for a while, but then they come back. My diet is ok, i've had less of an appetite recently, and i've been drinking a LOT of water, i'm really thirsty but i thought it was just cos the weathers been warm recently.
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Get that doctor's appointment now. Excessive thirst can be a sign of diabetes, and I think it could fit with seeming to need sugar sometimes, so you should talk to your GP who can easily check your blood sugar. It may not be this, but it does sound like you need a check-up.
Good that you went to the doctor, shame on him for being unsympathetic. If he carries on like that, I'd consider switching GPs, or at least getting a second opinion.
When I went to my doctor complaining of tiredness a few years ago, anaemia was suspected because I am prone to this. So she did a blood count and ferritin check (measures iron levels), but she also did blood sugar and checked my thyroid, and maybe other blood tests I don't remember. Point is she took me seriously, and checked me out properly to make sure I didn't have anything serious wrong with me. They actually all came back negative, but she didn't make me feel like I was wasting her time.
The possible diabetes warning bells are going off in my head too. You're displaying some of the symptoms, tired, thirsty, bad headaches. Of course, these can be symptoms for lots of other things as well. The fact that you've had them for a while though, worries me.
I displayed symptoms of type 1 diabetes for 5 months before the doctors finally caught it. Hopefully a blood test will clear everything up.
*By the way, you could of course have something else wrong, or nothing at all. I only chimed in on the diabetes because I am a type 1 diabetic.*
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