1363339 tn?1338774653
Shaky, sweaty
Hi Everybody, I came here quite often to read and get some infos.  

I am an office worker. I had a 'big' breakfast this morning, small bowl of spaghetti (about 5 spoonfull)   +  two pieces of bread + a mug of mild coffee (the appetite was quite high this morning).  Upon reaching lunch hour (1.00pm),  I suddenly got shaky, sweaty,  lightheaded, fast heart rate.  I am having flu, cough, fever these couple of days and had taken all the necessary meds prescribed by the doctor + a day sick leave.  I was wondering whether it's the hypoglycemia or the low adrenal. I try as much as possible to avoid stress dose (HC).  After taking two pieces of bread and a muffin, I felt better but still groggy and some shaky.  

I had once made a call to a doctor asking him whether we can have hypoglycemia (it was late afternoon) despite having breakfast and lunch, and he said yes. I don't understand this either.  

Any input would be appreciated.  Thank you and Happy New Year to All.  
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If you are having the flu, the body needs more cortisol as it needs more to help heal the body. If you have a fever, you have to stress dose - judging how much you need takes some art and some science - but the rule of thumb is a fever over 100 needs a double dose. Vomiting needs a double dose.

Remember that AI is basically low salt so perhaps non of the food had enough salt - plus it was mostly carb, no protein and that all becomes sugar and goes away fast...  so I would make sure you have enough salt, protein and a tad more cortef - even if you just take an extra 5mg to get you over the hump - and see if you feel better.
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1363339 tn?1338774653
Thank you Rumpled.  That helps me a lot.  I really don't have the appetite these few days except yesterday morning and I've overlooked about the salt and protein, it had been 6 days now.  Hope thing goes well for you and family and ready to celebrate our New Year 2011.
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