Low blood sugar?

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mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/6/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
A few weeks ago I went to urgent care w/ extremely low blood sugar (chills, shaking, nausea, low body temp), they thought it was pred withdrawal and put me back on pred, which made me instantly feel better. Now they're saying my cortisol level was high and it was not pred withdrawal, and are making me see and endocrinologist (have never seen one before confused ). Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them? I was sure it was pred withdrawal but now I'm just scared!
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 150mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day


heavly
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   Posted 10/6/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My blood sugar fluctuates really easily (maybe I should get that tested..) and if I don't eat every few hours, I feel lousy.

I've had the chills, shaking, nausea, low body temp, dizziness - that comes with low blood sugar. As soon as I have a juice, peanut butter, fruit, oatmeal or soup- I feel better within 30 mins or less. I know it's hard to eat or drink when you feel like that, but helps so much. The same goes for when I have too much sugar! When I just can't say no to ice cream - when I know I shouldn't eat it - I get lightheaded and dizzy because there is too much sugar for my body to work with. It happens, and it's not any fun. I know I do it to myself which makes it frustrating. Just yesterday my blood sugar was low - running around all day outside - I slammed some roasted almonds (renn fair!) and it helped within 10 minutes.

Unfortunately, if I don't maintain a strict eating schedule I feel just like you mentioned. It's a full time job maintaining the proper foods, I wish I could hire a cook! (or a personal grocery shopper!)

What had you eaten that day you felt like that?
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"


mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/6/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
It happened right as I woke up. I also had it every single morning for 2 wks until they put me back on pred. I felt better immediately and assumed it was adrenall insufficiency, but now they say the blood tests show its not. I wasn't in a flare at the time either.

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 150mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day

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