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Worrying symptoms

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by sparkyrich, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. sparkyrich

    sparkyrich · Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,
    I started on Jardiance in place of sitagliptin a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve been having what, would to a Victorian heroine, be probably described as “attacks of the vapours”.
    Joking aside, I get dizziness, nausea and affected vision. One of those sit down or fall down kind of things. My bg is still high - anywhere between 9.5 and 24. On the other hand, my bp has fallen from 198/110 to 110/70. I have noticed I’m thirstier than usual (and pee more than usual) although I try and keep hydrated.
    Do we think it’s just a matter of getting used to the new meds or the lowered bp? I’ve got an appointment at the endocrine clinic next month but I’m wondering if I should go see my GP in the meantime?
  2. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Go to your gp, your bg are way too high and the thirst is your body's response (trying to wash it out,) which in turn creates the need to urinate more.

    As to your other symptoms I'm not sure, could be a combination of both lowered bp and high bg. I would get this sorted a.s.a.p.
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  3. Energize

    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely make an urgent appt to see GP. In the meantime, keep well hydrated. Sounds like something not quite right for you, especially as BG so high too.

    These symptoms (dizziness, nausea and affected vision) sound very familiar to me just now (- weight loss caused my BP to plummet so stopped antihypertensive meds and saw GP. Now off antihypertensives. (GP suggested I add extra salt to, hopefully, increase BP to more tolerable levels (on LCHF so virtually no salt). Seems I've 'leveled out' so now dropping the salt intake gradually, while keeping close eye on BP. Also had blood test and all OK :) ))

    Hope you're feeling better and things more stable very soon ;)
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  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and Welcome,

    That sounds really rough.

    Your thirst will be due to your BG being so high. How were you before your meds were changed?

    I am another one who would suggest you seek professional advice as soon as you can from your GP.

    Good luck.
  5. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Another vote for a check-up sooner rather than later, because this is not good. At all.
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