- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So I have old threads of me mentioning my supposed hypo attacks…if you care to read.
Well whether they were or not I guess doesn’t matter, because now at 10 weeks I’m actually experiencing the real thing.
I came home from work having my not-so-classic but definitely “off” symptoms of low blood sugar…more like what a normal hypoglycemic person would have.
Sluggish, couldn’t think clearly, felt funny, nausea…
I hadn’t taken my blood sugar in a few weeks, so thought I would check it for the hell of it…again I wasn’t having my “normal” symptoms that sounded more anxiety related..so
When the meter showed 52 I freaked out! I have never in my llife had a reading that low…and I had eaten a full lunch (Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, Swiss, Romaine Lettuce, Ranch on Multigrain Ciabata bread) at 12 noon. Had half of a wheat bread pb&strawberry jam sandwich at around 3:30…The test was at about 4:45. (I usually leave work at 3, but stayed later)
I wasn’t hungry, actually I was feeling sick just forcing myself to eat the pb&j, which isn’t normal for me. I also had the worst gas pains, so eating just annoyed me and made me feel like I was stuffing myself.
I chugged some OJ for a quick rise, and then ate some organic fiber cereal to level it out for a while until I could make food. It went back to 78, and eventually in the 90’s (all the while i’m on the phone with an on-call nurse) This was 5:20.
By 5:40 or so, I made some egg whites and a slice of cheddar cheese, and felt better. Then my husband and I went to his parents for dinner. I had chicken cutlets and salad and skipped the pasta.
Per the nurses and my doctors orders (from a previous visit) I decided to go shopping after dinner for better foods. I was told I should snack twice between meals (UHK i can barely eat a meal in itself!) I’m also super picky, I grew up that way, was never forced to eat certain things, although that has changed a lot as I’m more open to trying new things now.
Luna protein bars, as well as Luna Fiber bars, for quick snacks
chobani simply greek vanilla yogurt in a big tub
balance low glycemic yogurt bars.
(made with complex carbs)
^ this stuff is amazing
I also bought special K protein cereal, I used to love it and it kept me good pre-pregnancy..so decided to buy it again.
and some other stuff like mixed nuts (I really don’t like eating nuts but I’ll do it if I have to)
I have also been pre hard boiling eggs to snack on sometimes.
Anyway, my point is..Do I really have to keep up like this between meals? I will bring up my reading from yesterday to my OB when I see him in 2 weeks…but I feel like I’m a big girl and I need to learn to handle this myself and make better choices.
At 10 weeks I can’t imagine being so intune with what I eat, when this isn’t the norm for me. Especially that my body is craving and can tolerate mostly carbs.
I think what caused my spike and drop yesterday was before I came home from work I had one of these, and didn’t notice the carbs until I read it better, and the sugars…I think between this and the lull in eating from 3:30-5 caused my severe drop.
because I was hungry but my gas pains were so bad I couldn’t stomach any food. I usually only had one in the morning with other food, instead I had this alone.
Did any of you suffer in the beginning but level out as pregnancy progressed? Is this a hormone thing? Just lookin for some input before I see my OB again.