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lorka150

Reaction - Shaking / Sweating

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Hi everyone,

Okay, I am really, really safe with my foods because I have been reacting a lot, but this morning, I decided to stop being so afraid to try new foods, and I need to try some new things, and if I react, then fine, but my palette has been about four things and it was frustrating.

Anyway, so I went with mom to a matinee this morning and I decided I was going to have a big ol' bag of sugary goodness - Sour Patch Kids. I ate the whole bag, and this is someone who NEVER eats sugar.

About seven hours later, all of a sudden, I started sweating (like through two tee-shirts, a hoody, and sweatpants... It was gross) and had uncontrollable shakes. About ten minutes later, I was starving.

I ate a lot today, but could it have been a blood sugar thing? A gluten-thing? (Which I doubt, cause I feel fine now, and I'm a severe diarreah type of girl)...

Any ideas?

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Anyway, so I went with mom to a matinee this morning and I decided I was going to have a big ol' bag of sugary goodness - Sour Patch Kids. I ate the whole bag, and this is someone who NEVER eats sugar.

About seven hours later, all of a sudden, I started sweating (like through two tee-shirts, a hoody, and sweatpants... It was gross) and had uncontrollable shakes. About ten minutes later, I was starving.

Ugh! I hate it when that happens! I'm guessing you probably had a sugar-low after eating the candy. Are you familiar with the low-carb diet and the glycemic index? One of the main ideas behind both of them is that eating high carb, sugary food causes your blood sugar to spike, and then fall, causing a person to become really hungry and crave sugar again -- kind of a roller coaster ride. Do you tolerate peanuts or nuts? If you can get something like that next time then it won't cause your blood sugar to spike and fall so much.

Mongoose

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Thanks. I just wanted a treat for ONCE, you know? I am very good with my diet, it was just one of those things. At least I can chalk up my weird reaction to that, perhaps.

Thanks!

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Yep, low-blood sugar. Just don't eat so many of them. You can have them, but moderation in everything. Have a dozen or so (yeah, yeah, I know it doesn't look like many), every so often, instead of sending your body into sugar shock once or twice a year. (Seriously, very low blood sugar is quite dangerous - and can send you into a coma in severe cases. Do mention this to your doctor the next time you go in. I don't think they need to test you for anything, but your doc should be aware it happened, and put a note in your file in case it's needed for future reference.)

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Also, just a thought, Sour Patch Kids are kind of rough on the stomach, there's a lot of acid in them, aside from being a pretty stiff gummy.

I love the things, but I gotta be careful!

Blood sugar spike in your case, I'm sure.

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