I'm not sure but I may have had a hypo event last weekend. I was pretty stupid. On Friday night I ate snacky stuff and two glasses of wine instead of dinner, with finally something a little more substantial at 10 pm, then took my metformin ER at 10:30 pm and went to bed. When I got up in the morning, my BG was higher than normal - 120 - so I figured, no problem and went to the gym without eating first. I then did 40 pretty vigorous minutes on the elliptical and an hour-long, pretty challenging, strength training class. Toward the end, I all of a sudden felt like I was going to lose consciousness (didn't even feel funny beforehand). I laid on the floor so that I wouldn't fall, and even rolling over to my side almost made me pass out. After a while I was able to get myself to sitting and ate an apple that a friend had. About 15 minutes later, I was able to get out of there, barely. I did not have my glucometer with me, so am not actually sure whether this was a hypo. I went home and ate, and my BG was stable though on the low side all day. Three days later, I'm still feeling the effects a bit, like a head rush when I lay down or lean over for too long. Is it possible that this is the lingering effects of a hypo? Does it really last this long? Or am I looking at something else entirely? And, btw, yes, I have learned my lesson. I am not normal and always need to be vigilant about what I eat and when I eat it.
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