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Headache

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by Wurst, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I realize this has nothing to do with diabetes :-

    I’ve been experiencing headaches for the last week or so. Feels like pressure on various parts of head and moves around between back, top and side of head.

    Becoming very annoying as it’s not going away. All symptoms point to a tension / stress headache but because it’s persisting I’m probably going to see a doctor.

    In the meantime any similar experiences or suggestions are most welcome.

    I’ve ruled out dehydration and have taken a multitude of vitamins ( B,D magnesium , iron etc etc) in case it’s a deficiency issue.
     
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    #1 Wurst, Aug 18, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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  2. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an iron deficiency?
     
  3. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have been doing a lot of running so take iron supplements. Don’t see headache as a symptom of iron overdose! I know the symptoms of low iron/anemia all too well
     
  4. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    What is your bg like?
    A high bg can cause a headache.
    Unfortunately a headache can cause high bg.
     
  5. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much stable between 5 to 5.5 mmol all last week!
     
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  6. Fndwheelie

    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally different line of thought, when did you last have an eye test, not the diabetic screening but test if you need glasses?
     
  7. Wurst

    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good point but already wearing glasses:)
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe your glasses need to be checked. Could be you need a different prescription.
     
  9. Fndwheelie

    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Wurst if you already wear glasses, it might be an idea to get your eyes retested before seeing the dr, otherwise they are likely to suggest seeing the opticians rather than helping with your headache. If your eyes have changed you may need new glasses, if they haven’t having the results from they eye test will give ammunition to throw at the GP when they say ‘oh it must be your eyes’.
     
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    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally convinced it's not a 'eye / glasses' related headache. The pain moves around the head from top to sides to back of head randomly. An eye issue is more concentrated. Anyway doctor tomorrow as it has got no better.
     
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    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Eventually got diagnosed with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak causing intercranial hypotension ! Still in hospital and they have never heard of low carb :-(
     
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  12. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no!!! Hope you'll be a lot better soon (scary stuff!!!), and get the foods your diabetes likes better.

    *big hugs*
    Jo
     
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