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Scary Low Blood Sugar Episode Last Night

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I woke up at 3:00 a.m. completely sweaty, shaky/chillled, heart pounding, nausaous, and when I sat up I was dizzy, the room was spinning. I've had little bouts of low blood sugar before, but nothing like this. I immediately got up and went to the kitchen, quickly poured myself a glass of milk, and went into the bathroom because I thought I was going to vomit. But after sitting on the floor and drinking the milk, the nausea went away and the room stopped spinning. Then I went back into the kitchen and ate a bunch of grapes, everything calmed down, and then I went back to bed. Today, my stomach has been killing me. No nausea, just a constant sharp pain. I wondered if it was simply carb withdrawal, as going gluten free naturally is less starchy. So I made myself some white rice with lunch. I felt a little better, but it still hurts this evening.

Other than my stomach, I feel great. Not too sleepy, despite waking up in the middle of the night and eating a lot of white starch for lunch. Sinuses super clear, no headache, no muscle aches. I've been gluten free for 3 days straight. Before that I was gluten free for 4 days straight. I accidentally ate gluten at a weekend party, but it wasn't a whole lot.

Is this normal? Or is there something else I should get checked out? I already had an abdominal Ultrsound and liver function and other blood tests done. All normal.


Celiac blood testing negative July 2007

Confirmed diagnosis of wheat allergy by skin test Dec 2007

Gluten-lite since July 2007 (didn't know all the hidden sources of gluten)

Gluten-free since December 2007

Life Long Symptoms

Extreme fatigue--needing 10-12 hours of sleep and still woke up exhusted

Allergic to everything--allergies remained out of control despite shots and strict enviornmental controls in my home.

Severe "sinus" headaches

More Recent Symptoms

IBS symptoms

Severe stabbing stomach pains that started 6 months before diagnosis of wheat allergy.

In my heart I feel it is more than an allergy and that I am gluten intolerant. This is based on my how eerily my childhood maladies match most celiac's histories, and my more recent increase in the severity of my usual symptoms and new digestive symptoms that have already started to subside on the gluten-free diet.

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The two times I've cut out carbs I felt exactly this same way the following morning. My husband had to bring me food before I could even get out of bed. The whole next day I felt weak and my stomach hurt a bit.

I'd say it's cutting out the carbs and not just the gluten. HTH!

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The two times I've cut out carbs I felt exactly this same way the following morning. My husband had to bring me food before I could even get out of bed. The whole next day I felt weak and my stomach hurt a bit.

I'd say it's cutting out the carbs and not just the gluten. HTH!

Thank you so much for your reply! You've really put my mind at ease. I think you are right. I drank so gator-ade and that has made me feel better too. I'll make sure to eat plenty of rice and white potatos to make up for all the pasta and white bread I'm not eating anymore.


Celiac blood testing negative July 2007

Confirmed diagnosis of wheat allergy by skin test Dec 2007

Gluten-lite since July 2007 (didn't know all the hidden sources of gluten)

Gluten-free since December 2007

Life Long Symptoms

Extreme fatigue--needing 10-12 hours of sleep and still woke up exhusted

Allergic to everything--allergies remained out of control despite shots and strict enviornmental controls in my home.

Severe "sinus" headaches

More Recent Symptoms

IBS symptoms

Severe stabbing stomach pains that started 6 months before diagnosis of wheat allergy.

In my heart I feel it is more than an allergy and that I am gluten intolerant. This is based on my how eerily my childhood maladies match most celiac's histories, and my more recent increase in the severity of my usual symptoms and new digestive symptoms that have already started to subside on the gluten-free diet.

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I woke up at 3:00 a.m. completely sweaty, shaky/chillled, heart pounding, nausaous, and when I sat up I was dizzy, the room was spinning. I've had little bouts of low blood sugar before, but nothing like this. I immediately got up and went to the kitchen, quickly poured myself a glass of milk, and went into the bathroom because I thought I was going to vomit. But after sitting on the floor and drinking the milk, the nausea went away and the room stopped spinning. Then I went back into the kitchen and ate a bunch of grapes, everything calmed down, and then I went back to bed. Today, my stomach has been killing me. No nausea, just a constant sharp pain. I wondered if it was simply carb withdrawal, as going gluten free naturally is less starchy. So I made myself some white rice with lunch. I felt a little better, but it still hurts this evening.

Other than my stomach, I feel great. Not too sleepy, despite waking up in the middle of the night and eating a lot of white starch for lunch. Sinuses super clear, no headache, no muscle aches. I've been gluten free for 3 days straight. Before that I was gluten free for 4 days straight. I accidentally ate gluten at a weekend party, but it wasn't a whole lot.

Is this normal? Or is there something else I should get checked out? I already had an abdominal Ultrsound and liver function and other blood tests done. All normal.

Don't know about normal but there is new info suggesting 1/2 tsp of cinnamon a day in the morning will normalize blood sugar. My husband has been taking with applesauce and has had no more low blood sugar problems since about a week after starting this. I have read it in two magazines and seen it being talked about on TV by a Dr.

Yellow Rose


27 years of misdiognoses

seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet

rheumatoid arthritis May 1980

wrist joint replacement Jan 1984

fibromyalgia May 1980

insomnia since the 80's

diarrhea 1995-2000 blamed on arthritis meds

Crohn's 1998 after two operations to fix fissures caused by the diarrhea

Other symptons over the last 27 years that have been treated for symptoms not causes:

depression, anemia, constipation, tooth discoloration, tremors in hands, tingling and numbness in feet and hands, fatigue, high blood pressure due to arthritus meds, flushing in face, severe muscle pain and thinking I was going crazy thanks to Dr.'s attitudes.

After diognoses my mother tells me I have an aunt and a cousin with Celiac. Mother tested negative but thinks she is intolerant to wheat and is changing her diet.

Suspect all three of my children have it as well but still trying to convince them to go get tested.

In answer to my prayer, "Lord Please Heal My Broken Body". May 2007 Celiac antibody test positive

Matthew 7: 8 Ask and ye shall receive, Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

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Guest micah

I also had the exact same reaction when I tried to go low carb one time. Very frightening! I will never go low carb again! Now I try to make sure I get sort of a balance in each meal - some protein, some carbs, fats.

Micah

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