By Fyremarshal Latest Reply 2012-06-01 04:28:34 -0500
Started 2012-05-30 12:56:23 -0500

Just a quick question for you all. I have noticed that recently even when my sugar is in my normal range, which is around 104 up to 115, I feel ok. However, recently even with my sugar in that normal range, I seem to be fatigued. I have also noticed mood swings, and not exactly depression per se, but sort of like a feeling of anxiousness. Have any of you ever experienced this? If so, when?

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Harlen 2012-05-31 15:46:46 -0500 Report

When I first started to keep my #s good I too felt that was it was two months to start feeling good again havent had it sence exsep when I get a cold lol
Best wishes

Fyremarshal 2012-05-31 15:37:54 -0500 Report

Hi Joyce. As always, it was great to hear from you. Yes, for many many years, almost 20 years I had to deal with the LA traffic. One day I am in Blythe California, which is close to Arizona and the next day I am in Santa Monica. I did not understand why I was feeling so fatigued and shaky when I got home until I went to my doctor and had a physical. She pointed out that I was having Hypoglycemia episodes. I would not eat breakfast most of the time, and lunch would usually be some sort of life-threatening fast food. Well, finally I got the message and realized I had to make a change, so I retired. I had no idea Joyce the effect that traffic was having on my sugar. A person can fool them self and say they are going to relax and drive, however the body knows different. When we experience stress, it releases adrenaline, which basically gives us a shot of glucose. If there is no way to work off the glucose, it stores in our body and eventually as for myself, the shakes were soon to arrive. But thanks to you Joyce and the other members here, my new family, I now understand a lot better what to expect. And yes, you are correct in saying we have to reprogram our brains not to wake us up at 3 AM, LOL.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-05-30 16:32:23 -0500 Report

Fyre, I am tired all the time and there is nothing wrong with my thyroid levels. It seems by 4:00pm I am worn out. My sugar levels are stable and I feel fine just tired. I am usually in bed by midnight but I find myself waking up at 3 in the morning and fall back to sleep around 4:30. I think I need to get more rest. I don't have anxiety or stress. Got rid of all of that and people who create stress around me.

Fyremarshal 2012-05-30 16:40:23 -0500 Report

Hi Joyce. So what do you think the problem was? Have you discussed it with your dr? I also seem to wake up around 3ish. My stress level is low to none, and anxiety was more prominent when I drove California freeways. That was one of the reasons I retired. The excessive freeway traffic (driving 60 miles at only 15-20 mph) was taking its toll on my sugar. I could leave downtown LA and my sugar could be 97, but by the time I got home it would be 179 or so.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-05-31 13:20:41 -0500 Report

Fyre I have been on LA's Highway. I would shoot myself if I had to do that on a daily basis. I thought the Capital Beltway around Washington DC was bad. That alone will make your stress level go up. I wonder sometimes if everyone who owns a vehicle had an option to buy signals for their vehicles chose not to because of the cost cause they certainly don't use them.

My doctor thinks I am involved in too much and most of my fatigue is mentally based. I started having "Brain Breaks" for one or two days a week. No one can tell me anything unless it is something funny. My last one ended midnight on May 28. Now I am back into the swing of things again. I won't be able to take another brain break for two weeks.

I think we both have to find a way to train our bodies that 3 am is not the time to be up and about.

dietcherry 2012-05-30 13:59:25 -0500 Report

Hello! Have you ever had your thyroid levels checked? Low levels can cause moodiness/depression while high levels can cause anxiety. Something worth checking if you never have. Good luck!

Fyremarshal 2012-05-30 14:55:18 -0500 Report

Yep had complete work up.. I am hoping, when my sugar stabilizes, I will feel better. I will have to remember, that when my sugar is high, that it can result in those symptoms, i.e. giddiness, anxiety, etc. I just really hate the feeling, because I sort of feel like I am not in control.:-(

dietcherry 2012-05-30 20:20:24 -0500 Report

My thyroid level was just fine too in fact it was within the normal range. I have whats known as sub-clinical hypothyroidism and my symptoms were just as bad as the full-blown hypothyroid symptoms.

I wanted to put this here so if someone else comes across your Discussion and is experiencing fatigue and mood swings, they may consider having their thyroid checked. Thanks dear and I sincerely hope that you will feel better soon!!!!!!!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-05-30 16:35:14 -0500 Report

I use to do that. I would get anxious when my B/G got high and it drove me crazy waiting for it to lower. Now it rarely gets high. I learned to relax because I knew that sooner or later it would come back down. Try relaxation. It will help with the anxiety. Fighting anxiety only makes it worse.

Fyremarshal 2012-05-30 13:18:10 -0500 Report

I believe it was triggered by my blood sugar being low initially, and my overreaction to bring it up to normal, actually sent it higher.

Fyremarshal 2012-05-30 13:06:56 -0500 Report

I think you're correct. It's a "weird" feeling sometimes almost (if I can say this) as if you're gonna die. I have never felt like that, but when my BG goes high, I feel totally out of control, sadness, anxiety, you name it.

MewElla 2012-05-30 13:05:39 -0500 Report

I definitely feel anxious when bg is higher for me and have a sense of being tired, hate this feeling so I can understand what you are saying.

Caroltoo 2012-05-30 13:02:43 -0500 Report

I feel the fatigue when BG is too high or too low, anxiety is more prevalent when BGs are up and or swinging, the sense of "almost having a depression" comes more with low BG. Incidentally, it is all relative to whatever if YOUR normal, not some absolute that fits us all. These symptoms tell me something in me is changing … and the uneasiness may be the product of the change.

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