I was just wondering if anyone has had a long term effect of a lightheaded feeling. I’ve been diabetic (Type 1) about 25 years now. It’s well controlled, and I’ve had no complications. My problem is that I’ve had an on again off again bout with a lightheaded feeling. It started about 7 years ago. It’s not incapacitating but just an annoyance and a worry.
Through the years I’ve had a variety of tests such as cardiac, tilt table, blood pressure, etc., and everything is normal. I’m on Humalog, Levemir, low dose blood pressure and prostate meds. I stopped the blood pressure and prostate meds about 3 years ago to see if they were the problem, but the feeling was still there so doctor put me back on them. This feeling is not related at all to hypoglycemia. About once every couple of months, I get a classic dizzy spell. I lie or sit down for a few minutes then it passes. I do get more worried that I’m going to get that dizzy spell or my general lightheadedness may make me pass out, but that has never happened. I’m sure the anxiety of this doesn’t help.
I’m starting to think that maybe this is just one of those weird long term complications of diabetes, since all tests so far have been normal. I’m just wondering if anyone else has had something like this and if you have, do you have any tips to deal with it? Thanks.