Posted by: Pritza | 2009-01-07

Numbness from shoulders up to the neck

Hi Doc
My mom regulalrly has spells that usually attack her after she' s eaten. She would feel weak and the weakness starts from the shoulders and then a stinging feeling goes through her neck into her head making her feel faint or dizzy, and then her arms would also be completely weak.
Do you have any idea what could be causing this? she os not Diabetic, no Hypertension even though there was a period her blood pressure was quite high.

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Dear Pritza
She may be getting a dip in her blood sugar after a meal due to over stimulation of insulin by the meal. She could try eating a low GI ( low sugar, high fibre, low fat) diet and eating her proteien first. High sugar and high fat content foods tend to stimulate high insulin.
If changing her diet does not help her doctor may need to do some blood tests to find the cause
Dr Bets

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