New symptoms...any advice?

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AngMichelle
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   Posted 3/12/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not been Dxed with Diabetes, but recently I've been have strange symptoms. I get very flused, shaky, hot, sweaty, dizzy and off balanced. I get an intense craving for suger and ice. I was at wal-mart so I bought a cany bar and orange juice (my sister said it looked like a girl she kept when her sugur got low), and I felt better. Then it happened again sunday, and I couldn't even drive. I stoped at wal-greens and got those glucose tabs and felt better in minutes.
Should I be concerned with this? I've been tested before, but my sugur levels are always normal. Could this be hypoglycemia(sp?) or something? My sister thinks it is type 2, because of the exact symptoms of the girl she had.
I have a lot of medical problems right now, and i'm afraid to bring up a "new" one to my doctors. They already think I'm a bit crazy.
Any suggestions?
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:Kidney stones: IBS:Ulcers:Depression/Anxiety:Non-Epileptic Seizures:Buldging Disc:Joint pain (I'm only 22!!)
 
Surgeries- two jaw surgeries, appendectomy, numerous lap. surgeries, ovarian cyst removals
 
Meds: ProzAC 20mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
(PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Stadol NS, DiaStat,)
 
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


4sons
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   Posted 3/12/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you had a recent glucose test? If not, it might be indicated. When you get those symptoms, how long has it been since you've eaten? And what have you eaten? Those can be symptoms of a hypoglycemic but I would recommend a conversation with your doctors.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


cooperazi
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   Posted 3/12/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,  I am not in anyway able to give medical advice, however, from my personal experience I would definately have them give you a proper test for diabetes.  When I look back, I too had those same symptoms you have years ago when I was a young girl (I am 57 now), and asked doctor, and they said my blood tests were all within in the normal range.  However, they never did a proper test for diabetes.  If a doctor were to check my numbers now, I may come across as normal also, as I have been controlling with diet and exercise, and my numbers have been like in the 90's and 80's pre meal, and have even had some low after meal numbers, like 119.  I think these all fall into the normal catagory.  However, when given the test, the fasting, then the glucose, I show up diabetic.  So, perhaps I was pre diabetic, or was a diabetic at the time?  Who knows.  I do know that sometimes you have to be major proactive with your doctors.  My sis in law had all the classic symptoms of diabetes and she was very meek with her doctors.  So when she was being very ill, frequent urination, loosing weight,etc.  I told her to insisit her doctor test her.  Well she went to doctor, he said you have the flu, but this time she insisted he test her.  She had not been home for 15 min when the phone rang and she was told to come back and check herself into emergency.  Her blood sugars were so high they were amazed she did not go into coma.  Of course they were falling over all over themselves with apologies etc.  She was in hospital for several days with iv drips trying to get her numbers down.  Having said all that, your symptoms could be caused by other things.  I would definately have doctor check you out throughly, and again be proactive.  I have learned the hard way, I do not care if they think I am crazy, I know my body, and if something is not working right.  I was ignored when I was having symptoms of colon cancer also, you know just probably hemroids (without doing a digital exam)  I finally insisted on a colonscopy and yes I did have cancer!  Let me tell you I am so proactive now!  I do not care if they think I am crazy.  It may be as simple as adjusting some of your meds.  Who knows?  I do not want to tell you these things to alarm you, but just to encourage you to have this checked out.   Oh by the way your name  AngMichelle, is that for Angela Michelle?  That is my daughters name LOL Take Care Donna

AngMichelle
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   Posted 3/13/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replies. I go to the doctor the 20th, and I'll ask him about it. Yes Angela Michelle, with 2 L's!
Question, when I start getting these symptoms, can I go straight to a doctor and ask them to check my glucose levels? I "stole" a urine strip from the GYN that had glucose level on it, and it came back the wrong color, so I'm just a bit confused, and a bit worried.
Thanks
Ang
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:Kidney stones: IBS:Ulcers:Depression/Anxiety:Non-Epileptic Seizures:Buldging Disc:Joint pain (I'm only 22!!)
 
Surgeries- two jaw surgeries, appendectomy, numerous lap. surgeries, ovarian cyst removals
 
Meds: ProzAC 20mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
(PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Stadol NS, DiaStat,)
 
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


4sons
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 406
   Posted 3/13/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
What is the "wrong" color?? I'm not sensing what you're looking for. Personally, I'd stay away from self diagnosis. Your doctor's appointment is a scant week away. Hang in there and wait for a real diagnosis.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Phishbowl
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   Posted 3/13/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ang,

Definitely symptoms to need to explain to your Doc the same way you did here. PCOS has also been linked to metobolic disorders like Diabetes so, you need to refresh your doc's memory about your existing conditions when you're explaining the symtoms you're currently having.

Get your doc to more than just a fasting blood glucose test, too. You'll want to have something like a glucose tolerance test done or at least some random tests done throughout the day (with a glucose meter), in order to determine something like hypoglycemia or pre-Diabetes. In retrospect, I was most likely hypoglycemic for years before I was diagnosed a Diabetic and I did best in controlling it when I ate more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day.

Knowledge is power so just make sure your doc is thorough with the tests and instructions. Good luck!
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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