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Hypogycemic Freakout

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Hi there people - Im new to this forum and searched it out because of recent big time hypoglycemia freakouts..

What to say last year it all became to much so I saw a talented naturopath who advised no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, no startch, no fruit, no rice no nuthin - ESPEACIALLY NOT DOUGHNUTS!!!

the detox was hard and withdrawls were real.

One moment featured a dunkin doughnuts with full racks of my favorite flavor (vanilla cream) with heavenly morning light illuminating the freshly made doughnuts as if a message from the gods. (or devils)

anyways I made it through that challenge and continued to get better over the year.

getting past the gluten was easy compared to managing hypglycemia - I recently had two white russians with dinner which with recent extra high stress levels caused days of bad times, almost lost another best friend due to publicly berating him in the midst of a freakout - cant even remember how it started..

I have had many other such inncidents over the years and Im sick of it!!

More to say later- Cheers

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You MUST see a regular doc and rule out diabetes, or other blood sugar regulation problem. It is very serious and nothing to mess around with. I don't mean that as a slight to you. I say that from experience. We all have our gripes with mainstream medicine and I'm not against alternative but there is a place for mainstream and some tests that are reliable, helpful and necessary. Ask for a glucose tolerance test and an A1C. Learn what they are so you'll understand what kind of info. they are providing. You could end up in a coma or die from low blood sugar and your history sounds scary. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and too much especially combined with existing blood sugar problems can be dangerous. Hold off until you get to the bottom of this-or stick with one if you must and make sure you have something to eat with it. Your naturopaths intuition and advice may be on track but it is imperitive that you get a clear diagnosis so that you can manage it correctly. Diabetes, or the various blood sugar regulation problems, are more manageable the earlier they are diagnosed. Take my advice, don't try to fix or manage this on your own anymore without testing and accurate info., the more data we have about our bodies the better we can manage these problems! Get tested!

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You MUST see a regular doc and rule out diabetes, or other blood sugar regulation problem. It is very serious and nothing to mess around with. I don't mean that as a slight to you. I say that from experience. We all have our gripes with mainstream medicine and I'm not against alternative but there is a place for mainstream and some tests that are reliable, helpful and necessary. Ask for a glucose tolerance test and an A1C. Learn what they are so you'll understand what kind of info. they are providing. You could end up in a coma or die from low blood sugar and your history sounds scary. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and too much especially combined with existing blood sugar problems can be dangerous. Hold off until you get to the bottom of this-or stick with one if you must and make sure you have something to eat with it. Your naturopaths intuition and advice may be on track but it is imperitive that you get a clear diagnosis so that you can manage it correctly. Diabetes, or the various blood sugar regulation problems, are more manageable the earlier they are diagnosed. Take my advice, don't try to fix or manage this on your own anymore without testing and accurate info., the more data we have about our bodies the better we can manage these problems! Get tested!

Hi thanks for you reply - I did also see a white man doctor a few months after the naturopath who backed up his results with a blood/food allergy and test the results were exactly the same. furthermore he did not suspect diabetes although he did not test for it either.

Im going to see the same MD next week requesting a thyroid test.

In addition to recent increased stress and stupid eating was a sudden increase in exercise levels to help manage the stress which made me too hungry and going to bed hungry - STUPID. the recent horrible outburst occurred after two nights of going to bed hungry.

I will also request the two tests you mentioned -Thanks again - Im glad for this opportunity to vent a little and get some feedback and support.

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Good to have both sets of tests confirm the food intolerances.

It is wise to get tested for some of these other things as well. We can often have more than one thing going on.

My last word on diabetes/blood sugar issues that I say to anyone is that there is only one way to know-test. The docs didn't think I had any problems either and ignored it for over 10 years-even laughing at me but here I stand with my pancreas mostly non-functional- very late in the game and only now diagnosed because I insisted on testing, I knew something wasn't right all along. So I stand on my soapbox whenever I hear someone with possible symptoms. Diabetics with low blood sugar can get out of sorts as can those of us with celiac disease who have ingested gluten. That extra exercize can lower blood sugar too and hunger can indicate low blood sugar.

I don't want to overreact but hearing hypoglycemia, advice to avoid carbs and sugars, and hunger and emotional outbursts all spells possible blood sugar issues to me. It's not the only possible cause though. Some people think that low blood sugar/hypoglycemia is not connected with diabetes/high blood sugar but they can both co-exist and cause each other.

Anyway, support is what we're here for. Hope you feel welcome.

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Good to have both sets of tests confirm the food intolerances.

It is wise to get tested for some of these other things as well. We can often have more than one thing going on.

My last word on diabetes/blood sugar issues that I say to anyone is that there is only one way to know-test. The docs didn't think I had any problems either and ignored it for over 10 years-even laughing at me but here I stand with my pancreas mostly non-functional- very late in the game and only now diagnosed because I insisted on testing, I knew something wasn't right all along. So I stand on my soapbox whenever I hear someone with possible symptoms. Diabetics with low blood sugar can get out of sorts as can those of us with celiac disease who have ingested gluten. That extra exercize can lower blood sugar too and hunger can indicate low blood sugar.

I don't want to overreact but hearing hypoglycemia, advice to avoid carbs and sugars, and hunger and emotional outbursts all spells possible blood sugar issues to me. It's not the only possible cause though. Some people think that low blood sugar/hypoglycemia is not connected with diabetes/high blood sugar but they can both co-exist and cause each other.

Anyway, support is what we're here for. Hope you feel welcome.

Hi again, i was asked to clarify what I meant by "white man doctor" ummm.. thats a humorous reference to a traditional western medicine MD. I often call the alternative care givers "hippie doctors" dig?

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