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I Have Hypoglycemia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have taken three classes with one professor. Initially, he was just a teacher to me. Gradually, he became so much more. He is funny, intelligent, and down to earth - as well as...
    queenvm queenvm 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    After losing such a close friend it has become more evident that the stigma that comes with someone being mentally ill needs to be removed. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks etc...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I just love them. Everyone with their own personalities. It is nice to have a common space and the occasional inbox. Everyone in my circle is a LOVER in the sense of caring for...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    It doesnt just end there... I have an interest in women who are big in various ways. If they have huge boobs, its incredibly attractive. Watching them grow bigger? Even more...
    chemicals14 chemicals14 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Learning to love my body has got to be the hardest task I have ever tried! Years of been told you are fat, years of been told you are horrible have taken their toll! I've cried a...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I battle GAD every time something new happens in my life. Am I only suppose to live in a confined space where nothing new happens? But I find that I do live there in my little...
    lozza568 lozza568 22-25 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My eyes change colours all the time and I never know what to say when people ask what colour they are. But on the bright side I always get told I have beautiful or gorgeous eyes!
    TayBearXoXo TayBearXoXo 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Actually I have no friends right now. But when I did have friends it used to be more guys than girls. Not because girls suck or anything(no pun intended)but because of my own...
    nekerd nekerd 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have ocd, if something isn't in the right spot or facing the right way it drives me nuts. Oh well :-)
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Bills, bills, and more bills. Why haven't these people figured out I dont want them! Ahhhhhh!
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    It's hard to explain. I am sick of being used as fwb. I don't wanna b ****** with no more. But I also miss that attention. Just receiving any form of attention from a guy. I feel...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    After a testy relationship with a mentally unstable woman, of which many lies were spit from her very mouth to my face, I had to leave her. I had a daughter who was tiny, and she...
    brainbroodling brainbroodling 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi, my fish have got white spot. I've don't tank clean n turned up heater, done salt, anything else to do before medication?? Cheers
    MostlyHorny MostlyHorny 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well, it saves you money that you would have used buying lip balm, every little helps..
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have a crush on my drug dealer. He's a super friendly and ******* interesting guy and I love to be around him... Only thing is he has a girlfriend and that's shady.
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Iv had it for a while now, i used to have a i phone 3 but i was fishing with my brother and it fell outta my pocket into the lake and it was about 50 degreese outside and i had to...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Indeed I have! The first was in February 1979 in the fridgid state of North Dakota. The second was in July 1991 in Mexico. Magnificent, awesome, incredible. Stars become visible...
    CinnamonSusan CinnamonSusan 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    It's hereditary.. I remember the doctor telling me when I was kid, "Only five percent of people never outgrow a stutter. So you should be okay." I found out later that the chances...
    adorea adorea 70+, F 50 mins ago

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    Life will have it's ups and downs, be happy with the ups and deal with or turn the downs into ups.
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 38 mins ago

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    Whois always doing the best for me and since I've been with her, I have get to cheat.I am more than happy to be able to say in august it will be 1yr
    Marwil4real Marwil4real 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    I was in Walmart in the book section and some guy came over and started talking to me out of no where. He told me how he was dating a young girl who was young under age she fell...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23