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Headaches?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by tobyp, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. tobyp

    tobyp · Member

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    Hi - is it common to get headaches with T2 diabetes?

    I'm recently diagnosed, controlling with diet and exercise. My main symptom (along with tiredness at the end of the day) is often a headache/fuzzy head. My sugars are generally <8 so not that high.

    Had me googling brain tumours in the middle of the night (yes I know it's daft) but would be reassuring to know others' experiences.

    Cheers all...
     
  2. ssb1bickel

    ssb1bickel · Newbie

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    I have a newly diagnosed 12 year old with the same headache complaint. So far no one has any usefull treatment info. Vast numbers of folks that have this problem.
     
  3. Lady P

    Lady P · Member

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    i had a recurring headache every morning, would feel fuzzy and tired, drained and generally like my pillow was made of concrete! i went to the docs several times to be told all the different types of headaches and nothing for them. Then one doctor said my sugars were a little high and trialed me on metformin as my diet was fine, but found it v hard to lose the weight. Once i took the metformin my headaches stopped - best day of my life!!!! for years i suffered and now i dont get them! ;-)

    my bloods range from 6 ( on a good day) to 12-13, but mainly around 8/9 mark. Ido get a headache if im higher, then its time to get the water out!

    im T2.
    hope u feel better soon x
     
  4. Lady P

    Lady P · Member

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    im fighting docs at the moment with my 9yr old and headaches and dizzyness - nightmare!!
    feel your pain!!
     
  5. Jokeeble1987

    Jokeeble1987 Type 1 · Member

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    I've been told suffering from headaches is due to blood sugars rising and falling rapidly. For example of you have a hypo and then blood sugars rise to be really high.


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  6. Lady P

    Lady P · Member

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    im type 2 - drs tell me i cant have hypos or hypers! i disagree!
     
  7. tobyp

    tobyp · Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys, it's reassuring to hear other comment.

    I'm resisting the Metformin for now, hoping that diet and exercise will work for me but it's a struggle and I may have to give in.

    Cheers for the support though.
     
  8. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I cant say that I remember suffering from headaches even when first diagnosed with bg at 29 mmol/L. But thats not to say that others will have, I am not normally prone to headaches anyway.
     
  9. yoda

    yoda Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to get headaches , Type 2 diagnosed , HBA1C is 6.4 diet only ...... I had headaches for years . looking on web sites wont help .I was convinced that I had a brain tumor ..... even telling the doctor that I had a brain tumor ,hahahaha ,there are so many things that can give headaches , a simple effective remedy I find is Hydration , drink as much water as you can ......throughout the day this hydrates , vasodilates the vesels and brain ....which is like a sponge . you may be dehydrated by the evening , cos you haven`t had enough water !!!!
    Might help you, try it !
    Resist the Metmorphin , I am on diet only , yes , its a struggle as you say , but .......YOU CAN DO IT !!!!!
    All the best , :thumbup:
     
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