bad choice at b'fast this morning, could this be why?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2011-08-07 12:30:38 -0500
Started 2011-08-04 15:26:41 -0500

okay I was in a hurry this morning, had to register my daughter for school among other things (yep already) and about a half hour before I left, i ate a bowl of cereal (I was not hungry) a good cup or so. The serving is 1 1/2 cups. It was Berry Kix, the new one. They had taken away the old one, some time ago, as I could not find it, then I noticed a new box, new look to the cereal, not high in carbs, etc. It is not one of my favorites, or as healthy as it could be, but considering most of what is out there, it isn't bad either. I have tested my BS an hour after eating it, and it is normal. So anyway, I also had a cup or less, of "half caf" coffee, half the caffeine. I watch my caffeine all the time. Not long after we got there, I was standing in line and I felt that all familiar 'nervous' kind of feeling, but not too bad. Then I began to shake a little, but not to where anyone would notice. It lasted longer than it usually does and I had to sit down for a couple of minutes in a chair off to the side! I was so embarrassed. But yet I knew I had eaten enough. I knew that not near enough time had passed, that I needed a snack of anything. Then I was fine. I went on with the rest of the registration and other things. I did not check my BS at the time. I wanted to keep my place in line, as we were there kind of early, not too many people and we had already waited about 10 minutes. WTH happened I wonder?

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tabby9146 2011-08-05 12:10:03 -0500 Report

thanks everyone. I did not feel stressed at all. I made sure to eat not long before leaving and the school is less than 5 minutes from my house. I knew I would be there no longer than an hour, even if that. It takes less than an hour most years to register. Just not sure what happened. I hope I am not starting to have anxiety attacks. I know people who have had them and they went away, and others who are still dealing with them. They say they feel like low blood sugar. They say you can be anxious and have one, without having felt stressed beforehand at all, and that they can come on all of a sudden. My mother in law used to have them.

wes69 2011-08-07 12:30:38 -0500 Report

I have a friend that has to take a pill for anxiety attacks, she says they come out of nowhere sometimes.

GabbyPA 2011-08-06 09:21:13 -0500 Report

Is there any kind of test they can do for that or is it just by experience? I would flip out if I had anxiety attacks, they sound so horrible and helpless.

George1947 2011-08-04 23:20:52 -0500 Report

Stress and all the extra activity? I know when I used to register my kids at school I had to take a nap that afternoon… it's a lot more work than you might expect. :)

mommafish 2011-08-04 19:40:09 -0500 Report

I find i have to keep something with me at all times to snack and i keep an extra meter with me for the times i feel off

tabby9146 2011-08-04 15:28:39 -0500 Report

oh I control now by diet and exercise, so I am not on insulin or pills or any kind. Usually I get a better breakfast than this. This really has me concerned, I would hate for this to happen again, in the past when it did, much more time had passed after b'fast and I knew it was because I needed something. But I know from experience that this feeling usually goes awy on it's own.

GabbyPA 2011-08-05 08:31:01 -0500 Report

Maybe because you didn't have any long lasting foods in that meal? Just cereal and milk is pretty high carb and once it's gone, poof, you are back to nothing. Maybe a handful of nuts to go with it would have helped keep you going a little longer? But I too have to agree with George, Stress is a factor in it all.