Acute Dizziness & Sweating
June 5, 2014 9:42 PM Subscribe
What might have caused my recent episode of acute dizziness and sweating?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
First off, yes, I've already been to my doctor about this. She was concerned, and if I have another episode, she's going to go nuclear and check everything. I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen and figured out the cause.
Earlier this week, I was at the grocery store when suddenly I became very lightheaded and started sweating profusely. It was somewhat warm outside, and I had walked about a mile, but I had been in the air-conditioned store for ten minutes or so. I didn't feel at all overheated when the sweating was going on -- it was very much a cold clammy sweatiness.
I never quite felt like I was going to *actually* pass out, though; if there had been any options other than sitting on the floor of the grocery store, I would definitely have done so. I was able to complete my shopping and check out. I bought a single-serving chocolate milk in case it was a low blood sugar thing, and that might have helped, but the episode might have been tapering off anyway. I was able to walk the quarter mile home, though it wasn't especially fun.
When I got home, I discovered that I had sweated through the chest of my shirt, belly, armpits, back, shoulders, and even the collar, so it was a lot of sweat. I felt a little weird through the evening and the next day, though some of that was just being freaked out.
Could this just be a weird blood sugar thing? I've been trying to eat regularly (and lots of protein) in the couple of days since it happened.