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hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby gibbo82 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:56 am

Just wondering if this is common with people with fibro?

The past few weeks I've noticed I'm getting a lot of the symptoms.

Feeling Shakey & weak when I haven't eaten in a while.
Feeling sick & a fast/jumpy heart rate when eating to much sugar.


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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby zappa20 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:10 am

Feeling weak and shakey is a typical low blood sugar symptom. If you tend to eat irregularky or fill up with sugary foods, your body releases a surge of insulin to deal with the fast high blood sugar levels you've created . Then as your blood sugar drops quickly you can get the low blood sugar symptoms. Can happens to anyone with or without Fibro.

Quickest way to fix this problem would be to to eat regular balanced meals , prefarably with complicated carbs which take a while to digest and slowly raise the blood sugar, eg porridge, pulses , brown bread etc, and cut out the sugary foods.
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby happyfeeling » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:49 am

Ive suffered with this since I was 13 yrs old,am now nearly 47 and has got alot worse. Had tests but nothing shows up.
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby elaineann521 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:58 am

hi ive had the same problems for about 40 years so i think i had it before the fibro
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby Linda malcolm » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:21 pm

I've had it for about 9 yrs, reactive hypoglyceimia , not diagnosed by doctor , only yrs of reading..when I 1st started with it it happened 3 times in the car, must have been when I went past lunchtime a bit...each time I ended up having to pull over and someone rescue me..I have'nt driven for 6 yrs or more now as I lost my confidence through it, although I know it would'nt happen again in the car as I always make sure I eat at right times, I have tried going driving on my own, and start panic attacking..must be in my subconcious still thhe previous events.....If I ever get well enough to try, I'm going to go to a Hypnotherapist to try get rid of the phobia.....I've lost me independance through it.......I'm not diabetic...and sugar does'nt stop the hypo, it has to be protein and carb........Its worried me ever since, what would happen if I ever had to go into hospital for something that required you not to eat for hrs before an op etc...always worried about it, as Doctor does'nt even seem to see its a bif prob, but every day I have to watch the time and eat the same time each day...if I go out for a meal with a family do, I dread it as I have to eat a couple hrs before i go and the meal then seems pointless....what caused it I'll never know...........I also have sugar intolerances, If I eat to much I get headaches and sweats, and don't sleep.....I'm a funny woman LOL :yikes:
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby Linda malcolm » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:31 pm

I have even been at home, in a state, feeling so bad I could'nt go to the kitchen and had to phone daughter to come down to make me a sandwich........its a terrible state, one I try to never get myself in.....If I'm running late with the dinner, I end up grabbing a sandwich quick if I feel I'm starting to go hypo.....If I go out and think its going to approach lunchtime , I carry a sandwich in my bag , just in case I can't get food at right time..............it would be nice if there was a specialist that could explain whats going on, and if the problem could be reversed !!! My Dr said just to eat 6 snacks a day instead of 3 meals a day....but I could'nt do that and would be afraid one of these " snacks" would'nt be enough............the other night I had a small dinner portion, as I'm trying to lose weight..I had 2 sausages, they were'nt that big....11pm at night, I started going hypo, there was'nt enough protein, I find I need alot protein, and just cut the carbs a bit......I would love to be able to diet like some and have Protein with Veg or salad, but if I don't have enough carbs I have hypo too..... :roll:
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby dejay » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:29 pm

I think after reading what every body else is saying that I must have a problem, it has been a joke in my house for years ,my husband says we don't need clocks in our house or car,i must have breakfast by 8am lunch at 12pm dinner at 5pm if I don't my husband and family say I turn into a raving loony,when I go out I take fruit with me just in case, I never realy thought about it until I read every ones messages,but I have been doing this for as long as I can remember,so it is just part of my life style, lol
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby Karou » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:26 am

I've had this before I was diagnosed and seems like I'll always be stuck with it. If I don't get enough carbs, I'll shake. When I was at workpeopleused to comment and make fun of me. They even asked if I had problems with alcohol. :roll: I've also noticed that protein doesn't seem to fill me up quickly and if I do manage to feel satisfied, I'll be ravenous shortly after. Maybe my engine is just running on different fuel lol
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby whoami » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:42 am

Linda....have you thought of seeing a dietician to determine what foods you react to, what and when you should eat etc?


If we think about it when our kids were little we could always tell when they need to be fed by their mood changes, their tiredness and overhaul behavior. I don't think that we change. Life gets in the way and we forget about our eating behavior. We need to listen to our bodies more.

I myself know when I need to have sugar, usually a small glass of orange juice works. I get very weak, a funny taste in my mouth and I get even more ditzy :hit1: I am not diabetic.

My hubby is diabetic and I just have to look at his eyes and I can tell his levels are whacky.
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Re: hypoglycemia anyone?

Postby gibbo82 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:18 am

I'm guessing this could be controlled by a change in diet?


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