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I Have Hypoglycemia

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    They Thought It Was a Panic Attack!

    My symptoms started about a year ago. After going 3-5 hours without something to eat I would start shaking, sweating and become wobbly on my feet. Because I was also in counselling the doctor assumed that it was a panic attack but I insisted that it was something else, I just...
    TheVeggieMachine TheVeggieMachine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2009

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    My name is Caleigh, I'm 16 years old

    and I recently was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I have been struggling really hard lately with my diet. At first I started out really strong, staying away from carbs and sugars & eating a lot of protein. Now, after a few months, I'm going downhill. It's so hard to resist all of...
    thatgirlcaleigh thatgirlcaleigh 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Not Fun

    I was diagnosed when I was very young, before 20 years of age I believe. If I don't eat something when I feel it coming on I get blurred vision, anxiety, irritability, sweating, nervousness and nausia. I also get a headache sometimes. I cannot go without eating for a long period...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Newly Diagnosed With Reactive Hypoglycaemia

    I have just been diagnosed with reactive Hypoglycaemia (not diabetic). No idea where this has come from as I have always watched my diet, don;t drink alcohol caffeine or abuse my body in any way. Anyway,, I am where I am... Thankfully I have been diagnosed by my doctor within 3...
    25middle 25middle 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Can Anyone Help To Stop Being Hypoglycemic?

    I'm hypoglycemic too.. I was since 2007, but found out about it only in 2011 what is wrong with me, just checked out the glucometer every hour and in an attack and found out this is it! Now I know the cause, and I need to know what to do to cure it. I don't want to live like that...
    Stasssia Stasssia 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    At Least I Think I Do...

    I haven't been 'formally' diagnosed, but from what i've been gathering and 'googling'....it sure seems like i have a mild form anyway. I'll have to read some of the other members stories, but i don't get that feeling too often but when it hits me, wow!!..i'll think i'm just a...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    The Worst Attack

    So I am 14 years old and have had Hypoglycemia for 2 or 3 years and I have been fairly good at controlling it but I must say I have had my fair share of mishaps. It was a normal day at school and I had had breakfast and it was only nearing the end of second period (break is...
    TheMoonAndSun TheMoonAndSun 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    Hypoglycemia Is Fun!

    Well I took a nap for 12 hours the other night and woke up feeling great... something that is not normal for me. I usually feel just about as tired as when I went to bed. Anyway I eat breakfast and go to work loving life today. About 4 hours into work I notice a quarter size orby...
    TheCheese TheCheese 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Feelingcrappy

    I don't know if I am over exaggerating. But everyday it's the same. Headache. Shaky. Dizzy. Butterfly cramps in stomach. Burning up. Trouble concentrating. Sometimes stomachs. Moody. Extremely depressed. Insecure. Anti-social at times. Weird tingling...
    FeelingCrappy FeelingCrappy 16-17, F Nov 2, 2009

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    Newly Diagnosed

    I was diagnosed a few weeks ago, by email, after blood work. Doctor didn't give me much info, just told me to eat frequently, carbs and protein. That was it. Don't know if I should see a specialist or what, I used to be very energetic, now I feel like a slug. Trying to quit...
    zmatster zmatster 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    I Was Depressed

    i had school and work and would eat breakfast at seven and not get to eat again until 8 or 9pm sometimes later. i thought i was okay but i quickly got severley depressed. i seriously considered suicide, it was destroying my relationship with my girl friend, school work was hard...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    I Would Like Help With A "hypoglycaemic Lifestyle"

    My story…… All my life I have struggled when it comes to food, if I didn’t eat on a regular basis I would start to get anxious and aggressive, then move on to feeling nauseous then hot and clammy. I was always running on empty and feeling exhausted. I had been to a number...
    Kazz2011 Kazz2011 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Hypoglycemia Since I Can Remember...

    So,It all started when I was little (less than 5 years old).My lips would get palid and I would stay still and start crying. My parents had NO idea what was wrong until I was about 7 years old. My sugar came down and my mom called the doctor and she suggested to take me to the...
    AdiarylisRuiz AdiarylisRuiz 13-15 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    Hypo

    I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia back in 1993. All during my pregnancy with my son the doctors were testing my blood on first a bi-weekly basis then weekly. Every time my blood sugars ranged from 3.2-3.5. I mentioned to the doc that it seemed low, but she told me it was normal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2012

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    Hypoglycemia Is Annoying!!!!!!

    I loath it. I LOVE carbs and eating protein every 3 hours and getting panicy and crazy feeling if i don't is not my idea of fun.
    songno1sings songno1sings 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    Guess I'm Just Not That Sweet.......

    I thought I was gonna die!!!  Extreme exhaustion, depression and/or irritability... drowsiness, like someone slipped you a drug!  Lousy motor skills, confusion, feeling "stoned"... and sometimes bein' mean! Low blood sugar is horrific... it's very difficult...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    My Story

    I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia over 20 years ago. I was fortunate enough to have a doctor that knew how to solve little problems first instead of looking for something big that wasn't there. He knew what is was and used his knowledge to help me the best that he could. I spoke...
    hewade33 hewade33 36-40, F Oct 31, 2011

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    Mother Of Hypoglycemic Preschooler.....help!!!!

    This may end up being very long, I'm sorry, but I'm at the end of my rope. My 4-year-old son was adopted by us at birth. He had significant in utero alcohol and drug exposure, but was born full-term and healthy. He has some mild fetal alcohol issues, including ADHD. He is a...
    ohnannymommy ohnannymommy 41-45 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Just Diagnosed

    I was diagnosed about a week ago after passing out cold at work. I am worried about trying to eat during the day and fit it into my college/work/life schedule. I am unsure about what to keep in my purse to keep myself from feeling lightheaded during the day. I am unsure about...
    jep034 jep034 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    The Odd One Out

    Ever since I was four years old, I have been battling health issues. I don't remember it, but I would pass out if I didn't eat, and I would wake up screaming in the middle of the night, half paralyzed and shaking so badly that I felt sick. When I first had what was discovered...
    MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion 13-15, F May 23, 2012

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    I Am Not Crazy!!!

    Hi all! Long story short, I have been battling alot of mental issues like depression, anxiety attacks, nervesness,. etc.... so Dr put me on a diferrent "crazy" pill. It took me having a severe episode of low blood sugar to prompt him to get me a glucose tolerance test..outcome...
    curtis6969 curtis6969 36-40 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Thank Goodness It Has Never Been That Severe!

    I know that I am blessed; it could be so much worse.  I could even have Type I Diabetes like my brother, so I know to be thankful for this minor (for me) inconvenience.I only seem to have symptoms (headache, shaking, weepiness, queasiness, lethargy) when I have not taken care of...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Control Hypoglycemia,live A Better Lifestyle !

    It hasn't been easy living with hypoglycemia but i have come a long way from not knowing what it is and to knowing how to live with it.I guess i never felt sorry for myself but instead i faced it head-on.Now i can control my hypoglycemia thanks to this http://paydotcom.net/r...
    kingston3d kingston3d 18-21 Jul 13, 2010

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    I Have Hypoglycema,

    I was tested by my Dr. he calls it's a mild form, I don't feel that way. Every time I stand up I get lightheaded or the way I feel so tired most of the time. I've tried eating more frequently this has made me feel better but I also gained 5 pounds over 3 months...
    doppler doppler 41-45 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    Dealing With Hypoglycemia

    At the age of 6 was when I had my first episode. I was too young to comprehend the symptoms of not eating every few hours. After scaring my family I went to numerous doctors trying to find out what i had and why I was fainting. After many frustrating years at the age of 17 I was...
    Lalvernia Lalvernia 18-21 Jan 7, 2011

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    Could You Help Me Understand?

    I think I have hypo and my doc agrees with me- I just need the test this week.  I have migraines up to 5 times a week, have had nightmares for years but never new that was actually a medical problem, plus I have the usual shakes and heart racing if I miss a meal but what if...
    JustOneJustOne JustOneJustOne 26-30, F Nov 16, 2009

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    Chromium Helps.

    Well I find it does anyway.  I buy Chromium Picolinate 400mcg tablets from the health food store.  One tablet in the morning and one before bed really helps I find.  Just takes a few weeks for it to build up in your system.
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M May 28, 2009

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    Hypoglycemia And Sports

    Anyone have suggestions on what type of food/amount to eat before a sport event, for hypoglycemics? Rick
    RickB555 RickB555 46-50 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    How Do You Do Sports And Have Hypoglycemia At The Same Time?

    I have had reactive hypoglycemia since ..... I guess... 2 years ago. then, frequently in the summer when I hadn't eaten for like 2 or 3 hours I'd get grumpy and I would have to eat. My mom took me to kings daughters and they ran a glucose toleration test. it came back positive. I...
    skittles2000 skittles2000 13-15, F Jan 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I assume I have had pots for a while but was just recently diagnosed. I am concerned that I have something else going on as well. It's probably easier to say the symptoms I don't...
    crsmith221 crsmith221 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My name is Tracy, I am 49 years old and have had HS since I was about 17, but this disease was only diagnosed with a name about 10 years ago. I honestly did not realize just how...
    pech0252 pech0252 46-50, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have not been diagnosed. However, lately I started looking up more information about anxiety disorders. I'm 31 and have been shy and quiet my entire life. I thought it was...
    CamillaRhodes CamillaRhodes 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have HH since I was born. My parents say I used to drip from my feet and arms ever since I was a baby. This is a horrible condition which not many Drs know about. I don't have...
    3Cinderella0 3Cinderella0 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    every words thato comes from our mouth has different vibrations and frequencies. i came across this theory when i was browsing books at the bookstore yesterday, but didn't read...
    byul1004 byul1004 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I love my mom and my grandma but growing up was sometimes really hard for me. I remember waking up in the middle of the night when I was really little so i could bury my head under...
    bsmirror bsmirror 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've been with my husband for 8 years, we've been married for 3. We were high school sweethearts. He's a great guy, but not the most attentive... We don't share many interests or...
    oddbluebird oddbluebird 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Recently I had a campout in a huge Forrest with a few mates. It is a very rural area, it doesn't have any shops or toilets near by, which of corse is a great thing! Well of corse...
    splashy34 splashy34 26-30, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I want to have 2 or 3 of my teeth pulled. All located in the back of my mouth, so no one would really notice it, so I don't mind it. These teeth have been giving me issues for over...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I didn't have support from my friends. I support my friends, all of them, but all I wanted was for them to come together to help me support each other. I am only one boy but yet...
    RandomFriendGuy RandomFriendGuy 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    When I first came to EP almost a year ago, I never expected anything besides a little moral support and an avenue to vent about my frustrations as it relates to my situation. What...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    #3 of "Things I am proud of about me": 3. I love to challenge myself and push myself further. Everyone has their own personal struggles in life that they can either face and fight...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    My depression comes and goes. Sometimes it's bad but not severe other times it's so severe, it becomes a battle I can't over come, a suicidal depression. Recently I was so so...
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Two Tickets to Haunted Paradise By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
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    Grandma bee is doing ok. Nothing more bad has happened. She still isn't having her surgery Monday. Doctor wants to wait til later in the week. Reason being is he's waiting for her...
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    My best friend is a guy and we've known each other for almost 9 years already. We constantly get into stupid arguments but they are serious that's just us. I stopped talking to him...
    AlwaysHaveDreams AlwaysHaveDreams 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm 24 and i have never been kissed. I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic... Meaning i'm feeling hopeless about finding romance. Haha. But seriously i'm both the romantic and the...
    mynameisdreamer mynameisdreamer 22-25, F 16 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    In middle school two boys in my class called me "fat, ugly, stupid", but also "autistic retard" (I have Aspergers), "your parents should have used a condom", and "you're so ugly...
    CookieMischief CookieMischief 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Probably the most embarrassing situation I ever have been in... Met a girl online. Talked a lot... She seemed so perfect. Had a really tragic past and I just got drawn in so...
    EmptinessofSeth EmptinessofSeth 31-35, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Earlier in the day the Saturday, the one after Good Friday and before Easter Sunday, about 5 or so, I'd said to someone here, I'd better get going, because I have a feeling the...
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    All I know about my biological father comes from my adopted parents&paperwork I found as a 13 year old while kept home from school and ordered to clean whole house. I found...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in god but my entire family and closest friends do. They're all catholic. I'm only 16 and hate hiding this from them. I've been so stressed out about it that it's...
    kenlip kenlip 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Okay so like this kid is like the epitome of perfection in my eyes at least but he's a year older than me therefore different schools but besides that he's like great but he has no...
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is technically my best friend. He's got a lot of special titles from me. But I'm not really sure I'll ever have a real best friend. The first reason is because I'm not...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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