I've been having problems with dizziness - more like light-headed and woolly-footed than head spinning. Kind of like when you step off a moving pavement and your head takes a second to catch up with your body.
Had it last week, and wondered if it was ultra low salt.
I know my potassium intake is low, despite the bananas I eat, but the doc. says not to take a supplement because of my bp meds.
Wondered if my bp meds were too high, now I've lost 35lbs.
Adding a bit more salt to my diet seemed to help but then this week I had another serious moving of the universe (and not in a good way
) while rushing around tryin to find roast chickens for post-operative dogs.
Seen the nurse practitioner this morning. BP 140/70 - well it beats the 201/119 it started at! but is not Low BP.
She assumed it was low calories. Nope, 1500.
She assumed I was skipping meals. Nope, never.
She said to add a bit more salt. OK, can do.
I've to go back next Friday for a blood test (the stop start menopause) and see the nurse (nurse nurse not nurse practitioner) for that, and talk to her about diet.
It's this kind of thing I get annoyed at the health service for. If you have anything obvious or severe or an accident, it's great and absolutely free, although meds are to pay for unless you're on state benefits; but if it's something like this that needs blood work doing and someone to sit down and look at my nutrition and menopause and everything with me, it really falls down. If I go to a private health care company, a one hour 'well woman' consultation costs £500+ and I don't have that kind of money.
oh, so back to the question: I don't very often eat between meals: what does low blood sugar feel like? Maybe I should look at low GI meals?