NON-DIABETIC hypoglycemic's – please help! Soo frustrated :(

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I have episodes of hypoglycemia (related to another condition) – its really scary. I would encourage you to get checked out by your doctor. It sounds like my symptoms, but it could be something totally unrelated. Its really easy to check your blood glucose (with the strips and the testing machine). If your sugar is low, it will register as such, regardless of why its low. 

I keep honey sticks in my purse in case I start feeling symptomatic. But then again, I know I have hypoglycemia and have tested my BG before. Your symptoms are really nonspecific and could be a lot of things – especially since you’re pregnant. I would get checked out ASAP!

PS – If I ever feel really awful and I’m waiting somewhere like a restaurant, I ask someone on the staff to bring me a soda ASAP and explain I’m feeling very sick/about to pass out. Nobody has ever declined to help me out yet!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You eat too many carbs. I have reactive hypoglycemia, and it strikes most on days when I’ve had something like cereal for a meal. Whole grains help as well as including some protein with your meals. Eating fruits that are lower on the glycemic index with some yogurt is helpful as well. Hypoglycemia unrelated to another medical condition can be managed with dietary changes.

My symptoms: Irritability, shakiness, weakness, feeling faint, inability to concentrate, and blurred vision.

ETA: Your symptoms (feeling that you’re about to die, racing heart, trouble breathing) do sound more anxiety based.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BellaDee:  Talk to your doctor about it and find out what’s going on. I mentioned carbs because both my sister and I have this, and we definitely eat carbs (especially simple ones) out of balance.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BellaDee:  Sorry that I failed at reading thoroughly and missed the part that you have seen your doctor! I don’t really have anything else that is helpful to add, but I hope you find a solution that works for you.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@BellaDee:  My symptoms are palpitations, weakness, irritability, shakiness and sweating. The sweating happens only when it gets really bad and I’m about to pass out. I don’t ever have any breathing problems – maybe that is anxiety related for you?

I really would encourage you to see your doctor. There are definitely conditions (besides diabetes) that can cause you to get hypoglycemic – it may not be reactive like you think.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@BellaDee:  I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia about five years ago. I would say your symptoms sound similar to what mine have been, but they seem very severe. The one time I had that confused anxiety feeling was afte I hadnt eaten for hours upon hours. With the amount and how often you’re eating you really shouldn’t be having these symptoms. Also, cinnamon is really good for hypoglycemia and I’ve has multiple doctors tell me that it regulates blood sugar so I’m wondering if you’re having something more than hypoglycemia. Once I had the test done and they told me to just eat snacks through out the day, i really haven’t had any episodes. I would def talk to a dr about this seems like something more. Also, my OB told me that pregnancy temporarily reverses hypoglycemia. Let me know if you have other questions 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You definitely need to see a doctor, especially since you’re pregnant. You are eating a lot of sugar, which is probably not helping the situation because you crash off of the high glycemic index foods. I have similar symptoms and had a non-fasting blood sugar of 69 once, but I don’t do anything special except keep food with me and try not to get too hungry. I definitely think anxiety plays into it too, and keep in mind that it’s very rare for someone to have real hypoglycemia that is dangerous. 

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