(Closed) NWR – Shakes sweaty and confused when hungry??

posted 4 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah I would go get that checked asap. Walk in or er.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

There is always urgent care.  I’d be freaked out, too!  It might be that you’re short on certain nutrients and eating too late.  It could be diabetes related or just about anything else… just go find out!  Do not play around with this one.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Don’t freak out. Same thing happens to me and I first noticed it around age 25, roughly a decade ago. A physician diagnosed me as being non-diabetic hypoglycemic. Had no idea what it was at the time. Basically it means I have to stay on top of my calorie consumption. I can’t skip meals like some so I always keep at least a granola bar or yogurt smoothie with me, OJ is also helpful in a pinch. My personality is also drastically different when I’m on the verge of the shakes. Ever see the Snickers commercials where people aren’t themselves? Totally accurate and once you’re in that zone nothing brings you out except food or at the very least a small sugar rush like a Jolly Rancher. You’ll start becoming aware of your warning signs if this is the issue. For me its flushed face, mood change, shaky hands and if I don’t get a snack within a certain amount of time then the dizziness starts. I haven’t let it progress to hand shakes in years bc the last thing you want is to pass out, especially if you’re alone. This all sounds serious and it can be but its not necessary for me to take any medications and its easily controlled. Your issue could be completely different but I’m sharing this based on symptom similarities. Definitely see a medical professional as soon as possible for proper diagnosis. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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sweatergal007 :  There wasn’t much about this online when I was diagnosed and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information even years later but hopefully this link will help somewhat. 🙂 You’re definitely not overreacting. No one knows your body like you do so you know when something isn’t right. And don’t hesitate about going to the ER if you feel its necessary. Better safe than sorry!  http://www.hormone.org/questions-and-answers/2013/nondiabetic-hypoglycemia

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am type 1 diabetic, and these are the exact symptoms I get when I have low blood sugar.  You can buy a blood glucose tester and test strips if you want to test your sugar.  I  also recommend keeping a quick sugar source in your purse, desk drawer at work, and in your car.  Something like a juice box or a granola bar.  Usually about 15-30 grams of carbs makes me feel better!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get it and so does my mum. It’s really common, it’s just low blood sugar. Keep a breakfast bar in your purse so next time you miss a meal you have something to snack on until you can get something to eat. Also caffeine can bring it on and eating too much sugary foods or drinking too much soda can spike your blood sugar so it falls too low an hr or two later. Honestly don’t worry about it.

Edited to add hormonal changes can also make some people more sensitive to blood sugar levels. I am worse when it’s that time of the month.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Definitely speak to your doctor! Could be a blood sugar issue, maybe hypoglycemia. A doctor will be able to tell you more.

Have you tried more frequent, smaller meals to stabilize blood glucose levels?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

This happens to me, I have a tendency to have low blood sugar, but I’ve had it my whole life. It’s sudden onset would concern me a little, definitely talk to a doctor.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I have low blood sugar, this is what I experience if I don’t eat for awhile. Usually meaning a few hours. My case is more mild though. If I go without eating a meal the day before, I definitely feel more sensitive and experience more shakiness and sort of a mental fog.

Make sure you have something to eat every few hours, protein is good because it will help keep your blood sugar level higher for a longer period of time. I usually like eating string cheese (what can I say, it’s yummy and a lifesaver to me) as a mini snack. I personally do not like peanut butter but eating a slice of bread with peanut butter, or carrying around bars (brands like Kind or Cliff have bars that have protein and come in many variations of flavors – and non-peanut butter as well that actually taste good, they aren’t like Ensure).

Make sure you’re having protein in your meals in some form, and not a ton of sugar. Or at least balance sugar and protein. Ex: I love cake, but I’ll make sure to have a glass of milk with it, and “try” to not eat it all at once.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I get this too, and in my case it’s low blood sugar. If I don’t eat for extended periods I get dizzy when I stand up, feel shaky and faint, and end up feeling sick and go beyond hungry to not wanting to eat.

However, the heavy sweating is commonly linked to diabetes and if this has come on suddenly, it’s worth getting a blood test to rule it out. If it turns out to be low blood sugar, just make sure you carry jelly beans or a muesli bar in your handbag in case you miss a meal and the symptoms come on.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I get this too! It sounds like hypoglycemia! I also read up that after drinking because your liver shuts down (because it views alcohol as a toxin) it’s not functioning as it normally would and it usually acts as a backup to release sugar into the blood stream in emergencies if you need it. So if you were drinking it could also cause that hypoglycemia to occur. I find it’s always worse for me the day following me having had a few drinks. And I barely ever drink! But yeah sometimes I also get that way when I haven’t been drinking so I think I just have a mild case of hypoglycemia 

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