Ok, I'm new here. Hello guys.
I had a 5 hour GTT today. I've had symptoms of hypoglycemia for a while now, but have had doctor troubles...I have had crashes in doctor's offices, with a sugar reading of 58-59, and they still think I'm just having a panic attack. They put me on a meter for two weeks and the majority of my readings were normal, yet my symptoms were bad.
Anyway. My test was going fine, but about 1/4 of the way through, I started having seizure symptoms....my head started moving back and forth, my arms and hands started waving/flapping, my eyes going back and forth...I thought that maybe I was imagining something, so I tried to calm down. When I figured out I couldn't control it I panicked and the doctor that came in thought I was just having a panic attack. They took a finger prick and my sugar was "ok."
It went away, then an hour later, it started up. This time, I didn't tell the nurses, and I stayed calmer, and in a few minutes would subside. I had about 4 different episodes...the later episodes my lips and my right hand was tingly, my face was twitching, my shoulders and arms twitching, as well as my head and arms (mostly my right arm) were moving back and forth and I couldn't stop it. Never actually lost my bladder, but definitely almost did, and as soon as it went away I had to go to the restroom. I plan on telling the doctor about the other three episodes when I get my results.
What the heck was this, do you think? It scared me pretty good, and now I'm more confused than ever as to what's going on. I have NEVER had this happen before. I'm honestly tired of people thinking I'm just panicking. It has to be more than that.
Based on years of experience ans study, I doubt you will find any kind of real help through the AMA circuit. Try reading HYPOGLYCEMIA, THE DEADLY ROLLER COASTER by David G Williams. It wlil help you finally understand and is cheap and very easy reading. GOOD BOOK, but ignore the diet section in back. It was written before enough undertanding in this area was in place.
Use GLUTAMINE to help keep brain fueled. Cu out all sugars - glutamine will help you do that to a degree.
Hypoglycemia can be from blood sugar dropping too rapidly, despite what a finger prick reading tells you. Your brain is not getting enough fuel.
Adrenaline rushes in to raise low blow sugar, starting and inulin/adrenaline war inside the body. Readings may look on the high side when in fact, you are hypoglycemic.
Bread is a BIG thing to avoid, however, I have found that a very dense, rye, full of nuts does well by me if topped with meat and cheese. This is >> NOT<< any kid of bread you will find in a grocery store. Avoid those like the plague for more reasons than one.