Feeling Out of Sorts...

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-09-17 19:43:57 -0500
Started 2012-08-27 19:41:47 -0500

Another question just when I think I finally figured it out…
I feel great when my #'s are in the 70s-80s range, but when I get to 100 I start feeling sick.. any thoughts??? Low 100s I didn't think were to high of numbers. I am curious if this happens to anyone else…


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kaiya2465 2012-09-17 19:43:57 -0500 Report

Just an update…I apologize for not being on lately, but I had a bout with hives for 2 wks. which I have never had before. Now I am battling being really sick from taking Lyrica. I can't stay sitting up when I take that or I get severely ill. My bg levels have been in the low 70's until today when it went to 87 I know it is still in range but to me that is a big jump.
Well better close…

annesmith 2012-09-17 00:29:45 -0500 Report

Hi, Kaiya. I thought I would update what has been going on with me, in accordance to your e-mail of feeling out of sorts. I hope things are going better for you. I started making more note of the patterns I can pick up on on my numbers over the last 2 months. To no avail, I am shocked in many ways, as, my numbers are so touchy that it seems someone can blink their eyes, and my numbers change again..ha,ha. I am finding that if I consistently zero in on telling myself to keep away any keytone readings, I relax more, then , I worry a lot less about going blind, losing a limb. I think in the back of my mind I have been worried about that for a long time now. That is why I have always been an avid walker and runner. I am finding that I can usually lower keytones readings, so far, and so long as I consistently keep myself between 150 and 200, I do not feel sick. I am having big trouble now, though, to keep it between that range. If I allow myself to drop too low, which I do not very often at all anymore, then I feel very shaky. I found without a doubt recently that if I drop too low, my heart suffers miserably. I had a light heart attack in 2005, and it happened after I dropped severely low. Are the low 100s still making you feel sick? ANNE

Cowboy68 2012-09-16 22:23:46 -0500 Report

my problem has been wild swings in my numbers I will go from being normal which for me is between 100-120 to well over 200 or falling to almost 50 in no time at all, still trying to find the right balance of insulin and food. Hang in there.

Nana_anna 2012-08-30 06:31:42 -0500 Report

My problem is high numbers. I can't relate to the low numbers very often. Few in between. Then it goes straight up again! It would be a miracle for me if mine stayed below 200. I don't know which is worse. Being to low, or being to high. Either way has it effects.

kaiya2465 2012-08-28 14:56:20 -0500 Report

Thank you for the replies. I have been testing & taking notes, & have noticed a pattern on how I am feeling & the #s that coinside. This is why the curiosity about it & wondered if anyone has done a note/testing month & seen this happen to them. I'm not worried, I just have to much curiosity I guess…lol

GabbyPA 2012-08-28 11:09:28 -0500 Report

I know that my body was used to the high numbers before I was diagnosed and when I had my first 98, I felt I was going low. Until I tested. It is just often that our bodies are used to a range we are in and when we drift out of that range, our bodies let us know something is going on that is different.

You may want to talk to your doctor about it, but I think you have learned to listen to your body and that is a good thing.

Nick1962 2012-08-28 09:23:46 -0500 Report

I think sometimes we tend to attach too much meaning to our numbers. Before we were diagnosed, we never knew them, so feeling bad was always a result of something we ate or did. 100 isn’t a bad number, but we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe that’s high so we stress about it. I know I get a “sugar high” around 150 and will start to feel warm and flushed, and below 60 I get jittery, so there is some legit association, but I’ve tested at random at times and was surprised by the number because I didn’t “feel” like that number. Could it be you just have the start of a little cold and it’s not really related to what your number is?

annesmith 2012-08-28 00:33:12 -0500 Report

I would talk to your doctor about it. I am thinking, maybe, but am not sure, that your body is very used to being below 100, so once you hit 100 or over you then feel sick. Anne

MAYS 2012-08-27 20:27:54 -0500 Report

Although they generalize things, remember that everyone is different when it comes to diabetes which is an "Individuals Disease" so everyone reacts differently to "Hi's" and "Lows" numbers that make you feel fine (regardless of what they are) may make someone else feel bad!

That's the beauty of diabetes, it is our own, individual disease, what may work for one person, may not work for another, believe it or not, most doctors generalize our diabetes treatment when it should be specialized for each individual patient.