Hi. Ive been handling "non-diabetic" hypoglycemia for probably 5 years now. But in the past 3 months it's rapidly becoming worse.
I'm a very active 24 year old male. Body building is my vice, so my diet is very healthy and balanced. So episodes of loss of consciousness or seizures have been rare over the years. They've also been very related to a poor attention to the food that day. So my MD obviously told me the usual "eat more and often" speech. He's the "put and bandaid" over a broken bone type.
The past few months I've noticed a slowly progressive decline in my ability to control my assumed blood sugar. I don't waste my time with test kits. The symptoms are pretty simple to feel.
The past week however, I've had horrible experiences: Collasping in a restaurant; inability to walk into the hospital to talk to my doctor about it; even finding myself in the ER. It's almost seems like I'm not responding to booster meals at all. What use to take 20-40 minutes to come back from now takes 1-2 hours. And solid meals seem to cover me for 1-2 hours rather than the 4-6 hour range before symptoms occur again. And the symptoms never fully go away. Especislly the fatigue and light to moderate dizziness.
I am also predisposed to anxiety. Combine that with the adrenaline rush of low blood sugar, and it's pretty much completely debilitating. Those who haven't experienced vertigo, it's miserable. Trust me.
I missed my ER follow up Dr appointment today because I couldn't get myself inside without falling down. Got back in my vehicle, rested for a minute or two, and managed to drive a mile or two back home.
Has anyone else here experienced such a dramatic change in their hypoglycemia? And if so, what were the causes? I only ask so I can be better prepared to discuss to my doctor. He tends to devalue anything I say, and give me the same "eat more" crappy advice and moves onto the next patient. I'm practically house ridden as of now, and unable to work. Becoming quite desperate.