Anxiety

riquelskyy
By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2016-11-19 18:27:14 -0600
Started 2012-01-06 20:09:57 -0600

It's been a while since I last posted. I've been having some anxiety and my blood sugar drops like crazy. Anyone else have this problem. I don't know how to control my anxiety yet but I'm on medication for it. Please help.


11 replies

Birdie11
Birdie11 2016-11-19 18:27:14 -0600 Report

I've been struggling so much with panic attacks related to blood sugar levels. So glad to know Im not alone. I was sitting here crying and decided to do a google search…thank you for posting this question and to everyone who responded!

riquelskyy
riquelskyy 2012-01-08 04:55:02 -0600 Report

Well I'm trying this new medication. Only been on it for a week so hopefully this works.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-01-08 04:58:27 -0600 Report

I pray it works. Most anti anxiety meds take about 1 mo to build up in the system to therapeutic levels. That's the downside to it.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-01-08 03:29:00 -0600 Report

Sometimes just having your BGs drop can cause anxiety. My bride "Jem" , when she was alive, would have drops which caused anxiety for her. Her anxiety triggered her eating, which caused her to get on the BG roller-coaster.

If your medication is not handling your anxiety perhaps that needs to be reported to the Dr. There are many anti anxiety meds out there. You just may need to find one which works for you and your unique metabolism

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-01-07 00:22:27 -0600 Report

I have the Blood Glucose drops too.
I go from feeling good to feeling bad for hours even after
I bring it up to normal.
Listen carefully to your body and test
Put your mind elsewhere
Do not ponder what is negative but on what is right, good and true
Do not think of all the negative what if's
Put your idle time to use so you are occupied
and you do not lean towards worry
Plan, how you can be your best
Chart your success
Speak good words over yourself and about yourself
Realize your worth and your value
which is not determined by the acceptance of others
but by God and those who love you
those who care and those who call you friend
As Carol said…shall we be friends?

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-06 23:41:26 -0600 Report

I'd start with a little analysis of what's bothering you. Anxiety usually means you are just feeling uptight and worried without really having a good reason for the worrying. Is that how you are feeling or are there some specific things that are troubling you?

If it is anything specific, spend some time thinking about possible solutions to the problem…let yourself be really creative and think out of the box. Laugh at the bizarre solutions you come up with and just enjoy them. Then look at the more possible ones and see if you can try one or two to see how they work. If there are several specific things, prioritize which one you need to work on first and then do it.

If what you are feeling is generalized or free floating anxiety, it will be more like you are afraid and worried, but have no idea why. Sometimes, if you probe around on this, you will see possible reasons and can work more specifically with them.

If it's just general anxiety, there are several things to do:
1 Find a quiet place and slowly/deeply breathe in to a count of five, hold your breath for another count of five, then exhale really slowly to a count of 8-10.
2. Do progressive relaxation where you lie down on the bed and tighten the muscles in your body one group at a time, then relax them and tighten the next. Start with your toes, work up you legs, do your fingers, then you abdomen, chest, neck, face, scalp.
3. Listen to soothing music.
4. Take a warm bath in lavender and sesame oil.
5. Get regular exercise each day: walk, bike, run, do stretches, walk the dog (get a dog), pet a cat, play with a neighbor's child, etc.
6. Talk with people who are positive; skip the negative friends cause they just pull you down.
7. Enjoy nature — see what is beautiful around you.
8. Give your family and friends compliments and see them enjoy the strokes.
9. Start a list of things that you like about yourself and add at least one thing each day.
10. Put happy reminders around your house that will make you remember pleasant events and smile or post a joke you like on the bathroom mirror.
11. Tell someone you love them: can start with a pet if you need practice.
12. Volunteer in a kindergarten and learn to laugh and play again.
13. Start a journal of positive thoughts, deeds, or things you saw during the day.
14. Remember to laugh frequently during the day … enjoy the irony and silliness of life.

I'm sure you've got the idea … look for things that are uplifting and make you happy. At first it is work, but the rewards will pay off and the anxiety will be reduced.