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If I don't eat for a bit I get cold waves in my ears

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  • Posted By: Singin4myJC
  • January 16, 2009
  • 03:28 AM


I've been wondering what my body is trying to say when I don't eat for over 6 or 7 hours...

These are my symptoms...
- sudden rush of clood to my head
- coldness flushing through my ears
- nasty metal taste in my mouth

I don't want to eat a big meal. I just want to rid myself of the symptoms, so if you're going to tell me to just eat something, then refrain from your post please.

I'm guessing it's my body telling me my blood sugar may be low and I could potentially be entering into a hypoglycemic state? If so, can I just suck on some hard candy or what would be the remedy for this?

Thank you,

- Singin :)

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  • Your symptoms are not typical of hypoglycemia.but it can occur after several hours of fasting,just as you described,if the liver is not able to break down its stores of glucose(called glycogen).I wonder if you have a problem with your liver.It's easy to have it checked.Plus, I wonder what a glucose tolerance test would show in you.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 02:00 PM
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  • As far as the metallic taste,the only serious causes for that are mercury and lead poisoning,but jaundice(liver) can cause a bitter taste as well.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 02:06 PM
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  • Oh,I forgot about treatment:try eating 6 small meals a day.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 02:12 PM
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