spikes due to stress (nightmare)

By dj7110 Latest Reply 2009-02-10 17:12:28 -0600
Started 2009-02-10 13:08:02 -0600

Last night I had a bad nightmare that shot my B/G over 400. I was only 182 when I took my nightly lantis injection, so had to be all stress. Was the strong sweaty, shaky nightmare I have now & again due to my PTSD. (a bad explosion I was in.) My main ? is I'm hopeing in starting on a insulin pump. Would this throw me into a dangerous low by feeding me insulin due to a stress high? As I don't always wake up when this happens.

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GabbyPA 2009-02-10 17:12:28 -0600 Report

At least you are aware of it. That is scary stuff. You have me looking into if my dreams and nightmares are part of my morning highs...how crazy our minds are to control something like that.
I think before you can do the pump, you go thru a period of testing at night. Debe is doing that. You might want to ask her about it.

Richard157 2009-02-10 13:26:49 -0600 Report

When I have a nightmare that makes me afraid my BG drops and I can have a hypo. I usually need glucose tabs under those circumstances. That can happen during the day too if I become excited about something and the excitement lasts for a prolonged period.

I spike (high BG) if I experience anger that lasts for awhile. So both fear/excitement on the one hand and anger on the other hand affect my BG level, but in opposite ways.

dj7110 2009-02-10 14:09:56 -0600 Report

thanks Richard. This is what I'm worried about.. I currently don't experiance any lows on injections. However if I'm recieving from a pump and get it auto due to my stress high. I believe it would cause a low when the stess comes down. This is what worries the most as I don't always wake up during these instances.. even though at times can be far & few between and I have no control over them… David

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-02-10 13:10:48 -0600 Report

Definitely should be brought up and discussed with your doctor.

2009-02-10 13:37:50 -0600 Report

I agree with you LadyDi, I definately think this problem should be discussed with his doctor. This sounds like it would be a very serious situation.

dj7110 2009-02-10 14:05:03 -0600 Report

thanks, I'm planning on it.. this kind of situation on the pump didn't dawn on me at my dr appt yesterday. but sure did after last night. I wanted to make sure to ask here also in case I have a brain fart at next appt. and forget.

2009-02-10 15:40:56 -0600 Report

Others have suggested that before you go to a dr's appt., write down questions you want to ask. This way you won't forget what you want to ask. That is, of course, you don't forget the list. lol

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