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May 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm #16382
Looking for any knowledge regarding how to deal with RH after a long stint with anorexia, any feedback would be much appreciatedMay 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm #16383
Hey Della. I am recovering from Anorexia and also having issues with hypo. I have always had hypo but it has gotten MUCH worse the past couple of months. What are your symptoms? How are you sure it is reactive type?May 13, 2014 at 11:32 pm #16388
Thanks for the reply, I have also to a degree been “hypo”, very sensitive spikes and dips in blood sugar. Well the reason I think it’s reactive is because most on the symptoms take place after eating. My symptoms are I become “out of it” almost immediately, I’ll get really cold, feet and hands are freezing too, maybe an hour later I will start getting anxiety and start to crave sugar. What are your symptoms?May 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm #16397
Typically it is my blood sugar dropping without continues snacks throughout the day. I have become accustomed to not having traditional meals but rather small snacks every 1-3 hours. However, lately the snacks are not helping and neither are meals. I am dropping for no apparent reason.May 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm #16399
Interesting. Today I am experimenting with taking in very limited fluids, only from vegetables fruits ect. Just a sip or two of water, I appear to be in much better shape. I’m re reading all of Matts stuff again trying to connect a few more pieces of the puzzle. I got into fasting pretty bad a couple weeks ago, it was terrible I was feeling amazing fasting all day… Then out of nowhere the next week I was having a mental breakdown, panic attacks, emotional outburts, what appears to be some form of hypoglycemia… Very frustrating trying to pin it down, anyway trial and error I supposeMay 15, 2014 at 9:40 am #16403
I have found the only thing that keeps me level is Glutamine powder. Very weird. My research tells me this makes sense. I go tomorrow for extensive blood sugar testing as well as adrenal/cortisol stuff.May 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm #16404
Ahh yes I have just purchused some, do you drink it when you are experiencing the hypoglycemia? Before? After? Good luck with your testingMay 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm #16423
I take 1/2 a teaspoon in the am and go from there. I take another 1/2 if I feel it dropping and food isn’t helping. I don’t put it in a drink because the kind I get is tasteless.May 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm #16427The Real AmyModerator
BauerPower, my one suggestion is making sure you eat enough salt. Hyponatremia feels a lot like hyponatremia, and can even mimic reactive hypoglycemia a little bit. (I’ve learned dehydration also feels a lot like a hyperglycemic spike – so weird)May 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm #16433
What does a hyperglycemic spike feel like? I only recognize hypo drops. Yes, salt has always helped me in recovery. I will definitely keep an eye on that and make sure I add some to my savory meals! Also, my blood tests showed dehydration so I have upped my water intake (I am not a fan of water!0 so hopefully this helps.May 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm #16450The Real AmyModerator
It’s a bit hard to describe in words, but to me, a hyperglycemic spike feels like a burst of too much energy at once and like my body is trying to cope with something. And my head gets a weird feeling. And I feel hot and thirsty. And anxious, like I cannot calm down.
I get the same anxious and hot feeling when I’m dehydrated.May 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm #16468
Hmmm my glucose went to 42 after I drank the 75 grams of glucose. I am guessing this would be reactive? I meet with my doc next week to discuss this and some other issues that came up on my blood work.May 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm #16487ray_d_8Participant
I have reactive hypoglycemia as well and have for many years. It’s worse if I’m in a sustained caloric deficit. I get spacey and have a hard time finding words. Then I start to see spots and my vision gets kind of purple. (These are low blood sugar symptoms). If I take my blood sugar at this point, it’s typically in the low 50’s. Then the adrenaline kicks in, which is an awful feeling because I become very anxious, sweat profusely, and shake. Since I’ve been eating to satisfaction every morning, my symptoms have disappeared entirely. :-) Don’t be afraid to eat ladies!
CrystalMay 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm #16493
Thanks Ray. I am definitely eating to satisfaction! What kind of breakfast are you having?
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