I've had hypoglycemia symptoms for about 2-3 months unaware & when I found out I've had my sugar low for a long time I started checking my sugar & correcting it. But now from one day to another my sugar will NOT stabilize. I used to be between 70-90 now it goes from 47-198!
I feel terrible all the time.
I'm convinced I did this to myself "accidentally"
I have a severe anxiety disorder so I'm always worried & nervous & have constant panic attacks throughout the day- I can't afford treatment
I have clinical depression
& I'm an extremely picky eater
& I stress eat
I don't drink water because I don't get thirsty
I think at first the stress & anxiety would make my sugar drop giving me nightmares & panic attacks.
I first had a super low blood sugar 'Attack' on Black Friday night. I showed all the symptoms (before I knew what they were) but worse. My sugar was down to 47 & had had a SEVERE panic attack the night before I had one big one & then lots of small ones every 5 minutes that only last about 3-5 minutes.
I was irritated
And all I wanted to do was sleep.
My boyfriend made me check my sugar (his moms machine) & it was 47. They gave me some sweets & I perked right up. That night I did a lot of research & found out I've been probably been having hypo for about 2-3 months.
3-4 days went by after my conclusion & I was taking care making sure I ate enough (I ate maybe once a day occasionally twice) & had emergency oj & candy around the house. I felt adventurous one night & decided to pig out on a burger & small fries w/oj at around 8-9pm
I woke up drenched in sweat & panicking & had to check my sugar & it was the highest I'd ever seen it, 198.
I had another panick attack because of it & probably spiked it even more.
Now my sugar won't go down. The highest it's been while I was "healthy" was 97
Last time I checked it was around June/August.
Now I wake up with 114,118,171 but never past 198-yet
2 hours fasting still high ish 108,119,121
I've made a huge change in diet, it wasn't that bad to begin with all I eat is chicken, fruits, some veggies & drink tea. I don't really eat red meat or pork & I don't eat fish
I eat fast food once a week when j see my boyfriend but it's usually chicken teriyaki, chipotle chicken bowls & sometimes tacos & club sandwiches.
I LOVE potatoes & pastries -I know bad-
But it's not everyday.
Now I eat like half a whole grain bagel, with 1/4 banana & half a tablespoon of peanut butter with green tea & water for breakfast & my sugar is still too high. It's only been since Friday night/Saturday morning since my sugar has spiked & today is Tuesday.
I can't afford any medical treatment whatsoever, not even medical or Medicaid. I don't know What's going on I've had stress & panic attacks since then. I can't eat I'm nauseas all the time & I'm really really scared.
I've been going on walks everyday since then 30 min, an hour & today for about 3-4 hours & I just always feel horrible.
Whenever I work out my sugar spikes & I don't know how to bring it down & it gives me anxiety which only makes it worse. If I don't work out its still high.
I've stayed between 70-90 fasting
& maybe 90-100 after food.
I'm an avid hiker & amateur rock climber. I've played sports all my life & I've been a camp Counsler since 2009. I try to stay active as possible despite my weight. I've always been chunky around 250-260lbs as an adult
Now I'm down to 241
I was 247 last week
I'm only 22
& I've never been this messed up in life & I'm terribly terribly scared.
I'm obsessing over this & I'm making myself sicker. My boyfriend tells me not to worry because 100-140 aren't bad, but I don't want it to go past 100 because I'm terrified of becoming diabetic.
I'm eating & working out as if I already were diabetic but I'm just miserable, sad, hungry & sick. It's made my depression worse & I've had to stop taking all my Meds because they all lower my sugar or might make me insulin resistant.