Tamra Hodge
By Tamra Hodge Latest Reply 2011-05-22 01:51:01 -0500
Started 2011-05-15 17:24:30 -0500

Does anyone get the shakes? I have had it off and on today. My bs level has been around 70-89. I havent really eaten much today, because we dont have any food in the house, not even a bread crumb. Thankfully my daughter and sister in law are bringing us food. I cant imagine going a day without eating. I know I would end up in the ER for sure if I didnt.

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LadyJacquelyn 2011-05-22 01:51:01 -0500 Report

Yes I get the shakes but I just thought I needed to eat something…did not know it was about my sugar…So I ate something…What was my sugar??? Who knows..Was I suppost to check my sugar?? But like the doctor said " Take these pills and cut back on sugar and you will be just fine".

Anonymous 2011-05-16 17:25:39 -0500 Report

Like MewElla, it feels quiver inside. Then spreads to the outside if I ignore it to long. Start shaking all over. I feel really cold. The same feeling of getting way too cold in Winter.

MewElla 2011-05-16 13:55:23 -0500 Report

When my blood sugars start dropping, I do get shakes…But it is kinda like a bowl of jello, inside my body, and as the shakes get stronger, the slight dizzy spell, irritation, and clammy feeling come. I know I Must get quick acting fluid in me, like o j (which I always keep on hand for emergency) or a half of a coke. I wait 15 minutes, test my #'s and usually, I come back up and the syptoms stop, if not, I repeat it, and wait another 15 minutes. Good Luck to you.

Armourer 2011-05-15 18:10:07 -0500 Report

When my BG gets under 75 I start to shake but on the inside. I don't visibly shake. The lower the BG the worst the shake. Lets me know my BG is low. Did this last night at 3 am, checked my BG and it was 56. I also get sweaty, hot, and hard to think or concentrate. I know what it is like not to eat or afford to. I currently am eating one meal a day and I thankful for that, but it does make controlling BG very hard!

jayabee52 2011-05-15 17:56:38 -0500 Report

I wonder what kind of shakes you are having? Are they like shivering when you feel cold, or are they like tremors, where you have no sense of temperature connected to it?

I feel cold most of the time, and there are times, I will have the thermostat at 75, have swetshirts and fleece pants on, and covered up under a blanket and a comforter, and still get the shivers. It will continue 1 or 2 hrs at time for me.
My hands are always like ice, where a few years before I had a warm body and hands even in the winter time. Now when a lady takes my hand to dance a comment may be made about my cold hands. It is in the 80s here outside today in Las Vegas, and I still feel cold.

I had 3 ministrokes in 2005, which seemed to affect my sense of temperture. I've seemed to be cold ever since.

Tamra Hodge
Tamra Hodge 2011-05-16 13:49:51 -0500 Report

What I did was check my temp to make sure that I wasnt running a fever and I wasnt. It seems weird because the shakes went away after I drunk some water. Could I have been dehydrated? The shakes were like if you were running a fever.But I wasnt. I hope I dont get more of them. I didnt like the feeling. I thought I was going crazy.

Armourer 2011-05-15 18:06:07 -0500 Report

FYI - I had a brain-stem stroke in 1993 where it affected the left half of my body temperature wise, but I had the opposite, it left me hot. I remember in the hospital wondering why my bed was under a heating vent for I could feel the heat rising under my left collar. Not only was body feeling temperature affected but pain to. I placed my left hand on a hot griddle by accident, lucky I didn't get burned but I felt no heat. 18 years later it has progressively gone away to a vast point.

jayabee52 2011-05-15 18:26:45 -0500 Report

My right hand cannot sense temp, but my left hand does, thank God. I put my right hand on something right out of the refrigerator, and it feels ilke it's at room temp. Or if something is very cold or very hot, like a griddle, and put my hand on it I feel pinpricks of pain.

So before I jump into the shower, I gotta remember to use my left hand to check the temp or I run the risk of scalding myself (my right hand is my dominnt hand).

I have been this way since late 2005, and it doesn't seem to be going away.

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