By denatrout1974 Latest Reply 2011-07-27 13:18:34 -0500
Started 2011-07-20 10:02:16 -0500

does anyone else notice that stress doesnt elevate your numbers it lowers them?

21 replies

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-07-21 18:57:16 -0500 Report

When I get stressed, my b/s goes up. To make it even worse, when my b/s gets high, I tend to get irritable. Very

Jay Lee
Jay Lee 2011-07-21 17:25:17 -0500 Report

Stress causes an increase in my blood sugar which is normal. I'm not sure you even have to be a diabetic for that to happen.

jlively1 2011-07-21 10:22:45 -0500 Report

Stress makes my blood sugar levels drop. I've heard that stress excites the adrenal glads producing more insulin and for me, (I'm hypoglycemic) it lowers my sugars.

begonia 2011-07-20 20:57:17 -0500 Report

i find that worry/anxiety makes my sugar low where as anger makes it high

jlively1 2011-07-21 10:23:45 -0500 Report

When I feel like I'm having a panic attack, usually that means my sugar has dropped.

begonia 2011-07-23 18:42:04 -0500 Report

so true.i spent over 1,000 after insurance two years ago at the er and two day hospital stay only to find out i was having panic attacks not just random severe hypoglycemic attacks.they go hand in hand same symptoms and unfortunately having one many times causes the other.

GabbyPA 2011-07-24 08:14:50 -0500 Report

Wow, that is very interesting. Would you consider starting a discussion on that link between the panic attacks and lows. I think a lot of people would be very interested to read about that.

Type1Lou 2011-07-20 12:51:58 -0500 Report

Sorry, stress definitely elevates mine. Just goes to show, we may all react individually and to make blanket generalizations may not be appropriate. (Was that a blanket generalization???)

ochibeachgirl 2011-07-20 10:11:40 -0500 Report

I am opposite, the stress makes my BS values go up and haywire! Plus my eczema flares up and my reflux gets worst. Try to avoid stress as much as possible - it rolls off like water rolls off a duck's back (hope you smiled!).

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