pain bg readings

By suecsdy Latest Reply 2015-01-09 01:45:42 -0600
Started 2015-01-08 08:14:27 -0600

How does pain affect your bg readings? I thought it would raise the bg, but last night was a really bad night (still having pain in my ribs, much worse at night) and my morning read was really low..73. While I love the low reading, I am puzzled. This diabetes continues to surprise me.

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suecsdy 2015-01-09 01:45:42 -0600 Report

When I saw the PA last week, he told me that he thought the pain was musculoskeletal. It has been going on for almost a month now. It does seem to be slowly improving but nights are still bad. I can't take much for the pain right now because of the kidney thing and Tylenol is worthless to me. I hold out as long as I can before taking anything. Still waiting for a referral to the kidney Dr. Let us know what your xrays show.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-09 00:27:32 -0600 Report

I've been experiencing severe back pain for about 3 weeks now, my BG has not changed at all. I did go to the doctor finally this week and she put me on a muscle relaxant and I noticed my numbers went up slightly after taking that medication, but not that much. I'm going for Xrays tomorrow as they do not think this is muscular but think it could be more bone or disc. Heidi

GabbyPA 2015-01-08 11:20:06 -0600 Report

Just when you think you have it all figured out....
Generally, pain makes our levels go up. But I have seen at least one other member experience the opposite as you have. It always has to throw us a curve ball.