Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Hypoglycemia? Pancreatic Defect?
Hello,
I am concerned that my pancreas is malfunctioning or there is some sort of neoplasm. Let me explain, I have been feeling fatigued with brain fog for about 1-1.5 years now and it has been a steady feeling throughout that time. About 5-6 months ago I started feeling this pain in my mid back that is localized the the left upper quadrant of my back(although more midline). I ignore it but it waxes and wanes.
So, I had countless tests performed for my fatigue etc, sleep study(negative), EKG(negative), Head MRI(negative), CBC, CMP, Mono, Lymes, TSH all negative.
I read somewhere that D-Ribose helps with fatigue, and to my surprise, it actually does. This is my 4th day on it and I can def. notice a slight difference already.
My question is, could I have some sort of glucose deficiency? (Maybe overactive pancreas producing insulin?) Because, immediately after i take my ribose, my cognition and brain fog immediately vanishes, and I can concentrate and study with an immense improvement.
What blood test should I request to evaluate my sugars etc, to rule out any pancreatic causes of this?

thanks for your help!
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Fatigue is a very non-specific symptom and could occur due to stress/ anxiety, inappropriate diet, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, micronutrient deficiencies, anemia, hormonal/ endocrine abnormalities/ metabolic disorders, primary neuro-muscular causes, sleep disorders, systemic causes such as infections/ inflammations, electrolyte abnormalities, a few auto-immune, side effect of a few medications/ drugs etc. Getting blood fasting and post-prandial levels may help rule out hypoglycemia as a cause. You may consider an initial evaluation by an internist and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, this can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks Doctor.

I am still experiencing the back pain and fatigue constantly. I did get blood work recently and its fine. What can be causing this that cannot be detected via blood work? Do you recommend a CT or CXR?

Thank you
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cancer Community Resources