I'm struggling with some condition which is making me feel alternately tired and hyper. My blood sugar has been tested and is ok (as far as I know). I do notice I sometimes feel different after meals but largely it almost seems arbitary.
When I feel tired it's not a sleepy tiredness, it's more like my mind and body is just drained and I can barely really stand up or carry out basic tasks. I just want to lie down and can't really do anything.
When I'm up I feel super tense (mainly in the shoulders), euphoric and I have strong palpitations, I feel like I can't relax at all and just have to do stuff (I'm kinda up now).
I don't really have a problem with anxiety as such but haven't been able to relax in ages. Could this potentially be a sign of something like diabetes or insulin resistance or would there be more recognisable symptoms?
On that note, if it's not this, any idea what it might be?
I dont know the answer, but im kind of the same, ive been diabetic for over 10 years, and i know EXACTLY what you mean about the tiredness, it wipes me out.
And the then being hyper, i dont know if maybe it has something to do with slight changes in blood sugar levels? i think mine does.
Definately yes, I have also wondered for years why i am like this, even today i was so tired (for no apparant reason) i had to go to sleep this afternoon. Felt no better on waking either. I do beleive diabetes has quite alot to answer for with mood swings too.
Its not just BSLs either insulin is a hormone so im guessing that makes a difference to things?
Sometimes it gets me down, but ive tried to accept that i will just be a bit more sick now and again than other people and roll with it...
Yes and this is what I'm figuring out now. It maybe underlying issues to do with stress, anxiety etc. It may well be you have diabetes but also other issues which the diabetes contributes to, maybe ask your doctor about it to differentiate between the tiredness the diabetes is causing and the tiredness caused by possibly something else.
I know having diabetes isn't good fun but I know it shouldn't make your life worse than other peoples