Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give. Sorry for the length.
So a few months ago I was experiencing dizzy spells and lightheadedness. During a trip to culvers, I had an episode where I got really faint, dizzy and nauseous while waiting for the food. My skin was clammy and my body was completely pale. I drank some sweet tea and milk to raise my blood sugar and went home.
Literally since that day I have not felt the same. I also had vertigo later that day. Went to the doctor and he said my eustachean tubes in my inner ear were blocked and prescribed meclizine and an earwax remover. he did not do any blood tests. Since then, my vertigo has stopped, but occasionally I will suddenly become very dizzy and lightheaded without warning. These episodes usually subside after a few minutes. But I still experience hypoglycemic symptoms almost every day.
I have been unable to lift as this results in me almost fainting 30 minutes after (I drink Surge PWO). Basically if I make sure I'm eating about every hour or two I feel fine. The worst times are in the morning, when I wake up with headaches and am very faint. My question is two fold
1) is it a coincidence that I had inner ear problems and blood sugar problems at the same time or are they related. While the two result in some similar symptoms, I can usually tell which one is causing it.
2) what diet would result in the best outcome for my blood sugar? I am planning on basically having no sugar and eating all low GI carbs with flax seed (oatmeal, rice, sweet potatoes, etc)
I am getting a blood glucose monitor later this week so I will be able to definitively state whether or not my blood sugar is low when I am feeling these symptoms. My dad is a diabetic and my mom is hypoglycemic. I am also thinking about going to the doctor again if this doesn't clear up.