seizure disorder and low blood sugar symptoms

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Ginny
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   Posted 7/17/2005 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I've brought this up before, but my lupus brain is not good at retaining memory sometimes!
 
Does anyone have any info or experience with temporal lobe partials that cause low blood sugar problems? My neuro mentioned this to me because I have such a hard time keeping my blood sugar up. But this past month has been wickedly bad.
 
I just want to know if it IS my seizures causing this or something else. I've been monitoring my levels with a blood glucose meter, and the levels definitely drop low, so it's not something I'm making up!
 
Just having a hard time figuring this all out. I see my doctor on Monday, so I hope she has a direction for me to take.
 
thanks for listening!
 
Ginny
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Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, food allergies
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Cherarole
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   Posted 8/7/2005 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
are you sure it's not the other way around? low blood sugar causing seizures?

JayJ
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   Posted 8/10/2005 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got type I diabetes and TLE. Low blood sugars can cause seizures but if you have seizures, it raises your blood sugar level. What kind of meter do you use? Are you sure you have it coded right? Every time you get new strips, you need to check the code number on the strips and change it on the meter if it wasn't the same as the old strips. I've used those dumb machines for too many years not to know a lot about them. Good luck and you'll be in my prayers.

Ginny
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   Posted 8/10/2005 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Cherarole, I know for sure it's not low blood sugar causing my seizures. I had a stroke in 2002. That brain damage caused my seizures to start. I have had this low blood sugar thing for about 8 years now. Getting worse and worse each year. Thanks for the suggestion though!

HI Jay. Thanks to you too! I have been using the acuview compact (I think). I stopped using it because it wasn't helping me in any way whatsoever. I have an appointment in November with an endocrinologist. Lately, my levels have been a bit better. I"m eating the same, so I don't know why it is changing. It's a mystery!

Thanks for the prayers. You're all in mine too!

Ginny

 


"Thank you God for the storms that blow me right into your arms!"

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Paxil, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Acidophilus


RanMan
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   Posted 8/10/2005 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Ginny, Have you considered the massive heat wave we've been having lately. This can be what is throwing your blood sugar level out of wack. You did mention that your levels have been off especially over the last month or so.
Although this is more in relation to epilepsy, it also effects the reaction that other meds will have in relation to other medical conditions.
 
As per my neuro:
Because of all the very hot weather we've been having recently and all the perspiation, it can have a negative effect on your meds and cause you to act like you're drunk because you lose so much of your medication though your perspiration  bringing your blood syrum level down. 
 
This can be determined by a special type of blood test that most labs won't do because it's so expensive, "Blood Syrum Unbound Fraction" to see how much of your medication is being lost through perspiration. It shows how much of your medication is actually in the blood and how much is being stored, that's the "unbound fraction".
It's a very rare type of test.
 
Randy

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MamaSusan
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. This is my first post. I am looking for answers. My 17 yr old daughter had a first seizure Jan. 4, 2009, a second seizure Feb. 23, 2009 and a third seizure Mar. 18, 2009. Seizures are not believed to be caused by Epilepsy (I know this is an Epilepsy forum). All three seizures were tonic-clonic, ranging in length 2 min, 4 min, 1 min respectively. A post (below) by JayJ in 2005 connected low blood sugar and seizures. My daughter got shakes or jerks before each seizure, get shakes & jerks in school if she skips breakfast or lunch or both. The first and third seizure each happened shortly after getting up for the day after sleeping in. The second seizure happened late night after midnight.

Can anyone give me more information, please?

Thank you!

[I've got type I diabetes and TLE. Low blood sugars can cause seizures but if you have seizures, it raises your blood sugar level. What kind of meter do you use? Are you sure you have it coded right? Every time you get new strips, you need to check the code number on the strips and change it on the meter if it wasn't the same as the old strips. I've used those dumb machines for too many years not to know a lot about them. Good luck and you'll be in my prayers.]

adietzler08
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   Posted 11/7/2011 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm an Epileptic and I was taken to the hospital yesterday because I had two seizures back to back. During the second one I actually stopped breathing and my Mom had to do CPR compressions to get me to breathe again. The reason I had the seizures was actually a RESULT of having low blood sugar. My doctor told me that theres a very good possibility that I am having seizures while I am sleeping and when you have a seizure your brain uses any stored energy in your body to keep itself up and running and of course your main source of energy is your blood glucose. Which if your blood sugar gets low you're putting yourself at risk for having a seizure. If my Mom hadn't called 911 I was told that I not only would have kept seizing but I also would have gone into insulin shock. I am not a diabetic i've been checked and I'm not. I only experience periods of hypoglycemia when there has been seizure activity involved.

bigtone123
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   Posted 6/19/2013 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I do have seizures grandma seizures I been to doctor's about it. they say it's like having a many stroke. but I don't think so because like every one is different I almost had one today and I got me some sugar and I went out of it (didn't have one) so yes it can be my low sugar level....because a couple years ago I had one at  Harrison county memorial hospital and I had died 3 times so they send me to children's hospital they said the drug they was giving me was making my sugar level low and that was what cause me to die.    
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