Hi there,
I've just found this website and found it very useful. I'm currently in the process of having a GTT and been having spells, nausea and major migraine attack for the past 1 year- after giving birth to my baby. Is just that i do not make the connection to what i ate that triggers this. Now i do notice everytime i take samething sugary (my favorites!) it will leaves me wanting more but at the same time, make me feel dizzy, major hadache and extreme fatigue. Also the needs to have a nap after lunch was soo bad!

BTW, also been having difficulties in losing my baby weight even after 14 month. I put on alots of weight-65lb and only lost 20 lb and then gain another 10 lb after that. Even though i did control my diet. Is hypoglycemia will affects weight loss also??

Like today, i had a meeting until 12 something and feel very hungry and quite shaky and during lunch and had 3 tbs of white rice and other chicken and vege dishes (banana leaf) and after 1/2 hour i'm having this major migraine attack. Still feeling it quite strongly now and some nausea too:( and it lasted until late at night. I also feel feverish, and my head feels like it gonna explode.

I'm also been having recurrent of multiple abscess infection in various part of my body and it keep repeating and i'm tired of taking antibiotics for this. For the past 3 month, i've had 7 abscess and it also come around the same time i had my period. Can this be due to high toxicity in my blood?? My doctor says the only thing that can trigger this is if i have diabetes or HIV.

Any advice anyone?? Really appreciate your time on this.
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replied August 17th, 2008
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Does your doctor suspect hypoglycemia?

Pregnancy can cause hypoglycemia symptoms which should clear up in time. Having a baby can cause many temporary problems for mothers, I'm surprised your doctor has said only diabetes or HIV! Wow.
Some mothers do become type 2 diabetic during pregnancy so it is a possibility, and if you're eating a lot of sugar you will feel rotten!

Yes reactive hypoglycemia and weight gain are linked if your diet isn't under control. Excess sugar will be stored quickly by the over production of insulin, usually meaning weight gain. You should stop eating sugar and clean up your diet, regardless of what's wrong this will benefit you.

It may be that you're looking at diabetes rather than hypoglycemia. 1/2 hour after eating is when your blood sugar will be rising, producing a massive head ache and fatigue if your blood sugar is too high. You may also find that you're thirsty but not everyone experiences all of the symptoms. With hypoglycemia your symptoms of feeling faint etc would occur a bit later, between 2 and 4 hours after eating.

Let's see what your GTT results are. To me it sounds like diabetes is a possibility. If your doctor is unhelpful after the GTT then maybe think about seeing a different one - those absesses need seeing to properly.

You could also cross post this in the pregnancy part of the forum, maybe other mothers have experienced similar things Smile
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replied August 17th, 2008
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Hi Victoria,
Thx for the advice. It really opens up some other possbilities for me. As for the type 2 diabetes during pregnancy, no i don't have that in spite of the massive weight gain and my baby was small during birth-5.5 lb only.

I do feel that once i take something with sugar in it, i can't stop and feel the needs to have some other sweet things too. And yes, i've been feeling thirsty all the time now, and really drinks lots of water.

So now, i'm gonna wait for my GTT this Saturday. In the mean time, i do control my diet and avoid sugary and simple carbo, and i feel great!. More energy, no more fatigue, migraine attack etc. But if i do accidentally take the bad stuff, you can notice there's more craving for sweet stuff and the feeling on insatiable- like your stomach is so empty even though you just had something to eat 10 mins ago.
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replied August 18th, 2008
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Have your doctor check the abcess next time for triglycerides (fat). If it's basically a collection of infected fat, you have a sugar problem. The test they can do is quite easy.
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replied August 19th, 2008
Hi Stan,
When you say sugar problem, do you refer to high or low sugar level?? Or do you mean both?? The only time when i had a minor surgery to remove the absess (which is really big) and the other 6 times, i just take antibiotic to clear it off. I don't think the dr did any test on it, so i guess we can check on that. I was hoping the GTT will gives some better understanding on this
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replied August 19th, 2008
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I'm pretty sure it occurs for both. The imbalance of sugar and insulin leads to it. Here's an article about it.

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.as p?articlekey=31584

Look for pictures, you may notice similarities. I, for example, used to have what I thought was bad, cystic acne. The doctor thought so too, turned out it was this. When I was really sick I got one in my armpit about the size of a golfball. It left a hole in me that took awhile to heal, and I mean literally a hole.
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replied August 19th, 2008
OMG!! That happen to me the first time at the armpit too.. it was really big and i thought it was 4 absess combine together and it was the size of a golfball and talked about the pain during the removal. I had to go to clean the wound everyday (for 4 days) and they need to inserted some cotton in it to prevent the puss from reaccuring. If i've went for the real surgery, the recovering time will take 4 weeks my dr informend me, so i opt for the minor surgery. They did it while i'm awake. Really..really painful, and yep it was a hole there as the puss has eaten out the flesh in that area.

That's why when i had i again and again at other part (my private part!!!), no way i 'm going to go for the surgery again, even though it was as big as the 1st time. And every time i had my period, it will reaccur. Really sick of this and the fatigue, migraine etc..

BTW, since May until now i've been having 6 absess so far and this is the 1st time in my life am having it. M sister did had similar condition 20 years ago, and she need to take 1 month supply of antibiotic to clear it off. I don't want to use antibiotic over an dover again

Thx Stan for the sharing..
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replied August 19th, 2008
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Have them check just to be sure. I forget what the test is, but they test it for fat content or something.
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