How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question

Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 54855
Experience:  GP in the United States
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

Hi, Im 25 and I have epilepsy (generalised) apart from that

Resolved Question:

Hi, I'm 25 and I have epilepsy (generalised) apart from that I'm fine, about two weeks ago I started getting VERY thirsty and feeling sick, dizzy and things looked sort of fuzzy. I keep feeling very tired but then I feel better again, much better but then suddenly I start feeling unwell and things look fuzzy, feel sick, dizzy and headache and I have to drink lots of water. Several times I've gone to bed at night and then woken up because my mouth and throat is so dry and I need to drink water, sometimes I wake up about 4 times at night for water and when I wake up I'm feeling dizzy and things look fuzzy. It's weird because this keeps happening and since two weeks ago now but it will get better after a few hours maybe. My gran suggested I had diabetes but I said no because I'm not overweight, I'm female, 5.7" and weigh just over 9 and half stone. My gran has diabetes so she checked my blood sugar levels with her monitor when I felt fine and her reader said 5.8 and when I started feeling unwell she tested again and it said 9.7 which she said was high. So is 9.7 high? If so could this be the reason for how I've been feeling and why would my blood sugar levels be high when I eat healthy and am not overweight? Why do I feel unwell when my blood sugar levels say 9.7 and why does it get better then get worse again? Sleeping at night seems worse because I wake up needing water and feel dizzy and things look fuzzy but this has only been since about two weeks ago. I am going to book a doctors appointment if it doesn't get better by next week but why might I be feeling like this? Thanks!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Customer: Hi, not sure how this works, just needed advice on the question I've asked......
Dr. Phil, MD :

no problem

Dr. Phil, MD :

when you checked the 9.7 was it after eating?

Customer: No it was in the morning
Customer: Felt very dizzy
Dr. Phil, MD :

okay. before eating?

Customer: yes
Dr. Phil, MD :

okay, that is diagnostic for diabets

Dr. Phil, MD :

diabetes

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have diabetes

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would make an appointment with your GP right away

Customer: Should I tell him I checked blood sugar? It was 9.7
Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes

Customer: How can it be diabetes, I'm not over weight though??
Dr. Phil, MD :

you probably have type 1 diabetes

Dr. Phil, MD :

usually people with this are not overweight

Customer: ok I will make an appointment. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX want to go to doctors in case it sounded stupid. Thanks!
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

would you mind rating me positive before leaving?

Customer: Thank you!
Dr. Phil, MD :

I greatly appreciate it

Customer: Yes!
Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you

Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 54855
Experience: GP in the United States
Dr. Phil, MD and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I appreciate the excellent rating.

I would be happy to help you in the future. Just ask for feedback. Thank you. :) Dr. Phil in your question opening or bookmark this page http://www.justanswer.co.uk/medical/expert-irondoc/

I greatly appreciate a positive rating in the customer satisfaction survey that you will receive via email. It is important for me to get your feedback. Thank you. :)

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions