Hi, first let me tell you a little about myself. I am a 21 year old Caucasian male. My weight is normal for my height. I have had type 1 juvenile diabetes for about 14 years. I also have asthma which I have not had for months.
I recently, for the last 3-4 days, have been experiencing shortness of breath and slight lightheadedness maybe from breathing too much or worrying about it. Like I mentioned earlier, I have asthma and I know what it feels like, this is not asthma. I can breathe in and out fine but I always feel like I am short on breath. This problem only occurs sometimes throughout the day and especially for a little bit around nighttime. Sitting down seems to cause the symptoms to get worse, while lying down seems to help the most. I do not seem to notice the shortness of breath as much, or at all, while I am keeping my mind busy.
One thing worth noting is I recently stopped taking Vitamins A, B, E, along with Chromium and Zinc. I stopped taking these about 1-2 days before the shortness of breath problem started to occur. My blood sugars were going low because the insulin seemed to be working to fast and that is why I stopped taking these vitamins. Now my blood sugars are going slightly higher now that I am not taking these vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals forced me to drop my total insulin taken each day by 22 units. Lately my blood sugars have been going up and down quite a bit due to the changes but they are staying within pretty normal levels.
I still take Vitamins C and D daily. I have never experienced this before and the symptom usually comes on while sitting down, sometimes standing up, and not being very busy mentally. Coffee seems to make the symptoms worse. Maybe I should just be more patient and try and wait this out? It's very annoying though.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.