I need some advice

By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2012-06-07 18:57:51 -0500
Started 2012-06-06 11:21:23 -0500

My body is doing funny things. I have all the symptoms of being low and when I check my BS it's not. I hate feeling like I'm about to pass out. Does anyone else have this problem?

7 replies

jayabee52 2012-06-06 17:09:04 -0500 Report

You say your body is doing "funny things", but I suspect that when you are going through that it feels anything but funny.

My late bride "Jem" went through what I dubbed "false lows" when her Blood Glucose (BG) levels were coming down from cortisone induced high BG levels. She needed that cortisone to counteract some of her other "medical challenges".

When she had those false lows she would be anxious and eat high carb foods frantically. But when she woke me up (she would have these attacks late at night) and I was thinking clearly enough, I'd test her BG levels she'd be om the high 180s. That's why I dubbed them false lows.

The only way to get over those is to make sure you are not low and to tough it out and keep testing your BG frequently so you don't have a real low.

Your body SHOULD adjust to a normalized BG reading once you get down to normal for a while.

Caroltoo 2012-06-06 14:41:26 -0500 Report

Many of us have found that at the time when we are transitioning to lower BGs, a relatively high number can still feel like a low because it is so much lower than you are used to having. It's not dangerous, just scary because it feels like a real low. Pays to watch though, because it could be real some time.

ShellyLargent 2012-06-06 12:14:12 -0500 Report

This happens to me when my blood sugars are running on the higher side for a little while. Then if I start running at ideal or slightly lower numbers, I feel low when I'm not really. My endo explained it to me: basically your body has gotten used to running with the higher numbers for a period of time and when it finally starts running "normal" it can give you a false low feeling. After a few days of this, I start to feel fine when in the lower ranges. Unfortunately, I can also feel fine when I'm, in fact, running dangerously low (hypoglycemic unawareness). Not a good thing… My endo has me purposely run slightly higher than normal for about a week, then I am more sensitive to my lows for a while, until I get used to running low and then the cycle starts all over again!

Young1s 2012-06-07 18:57:51 -0500 Report

That's what I was going to say. When I was first diagnosed I was so high that any levels in the 80's for me were foreign to my body, so it caused side-effects as if I was lower.

Harlen 2012-06-06 12:05:03 -0500 Report

I get the feeling that I am going low too and when I test I mite even be a little high lol boy dose it stress me out .
The Doc said that as long as I amd not low dont fret over it but I cant help but wonder what it is ????
Best wishes

tabby9146 2012-06-06 11:30:34 -0500 Report

I wish I could help, I have had funny feelings at times, like I was going low, checked and wasn't, I was diagnosed over 3 1/2 years ago now, and sometimes I still feel a little funny or light headed, and a long time ago, I told my doctor about it, she said that some are just very very sensitive to the decrease in blood sugars, when it gets lower, even though it can be in the ideal range, I feel it sometimes. But, if you feel like you might pass out, that isn't normal sounding to me. Hope it stops and hope you will be able to get in to see the doctor soon. let us know.

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