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Posted By : Klambert1 - 7/4/2016 3:58 PM
I have had fibro for the last 5 years or so. I am now having some problems with my blood sugar being low (to me anyway). I am not diabetic. There are so many symptoms with fibro, and I have read reactive hypoglycemia is one of them. How much truth is behind that? Or studies to prove fibro causes this?
My fasting is usually in the 70s. I had a non fasting done with some blood work the other day and it was 60! I ate a bagel with a little cream cheese topped with strawberries for breakfast around 930 to 10am. The test was done around 3. I know that's not a lot to eat, but it was the big bagels and I ate both sides, that filled me up.
I do get symptoms from time to time, mostly shaking, off balance feeling, hunger, dizziness, and fatigue.
Just wondering if fibro is really to blame or am I on the way to diabetes?

Posted By : Sherrine - 7/5/2016 1:14 PM
I'm diabetic and if you are developing diabetes your numbers would be higher. So I don't think that's what is going on.

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? Seventy is low for anyone! The average fasting sugar for non-diabetics is 100. We aim for that fasting number as diabetics.

Maybe you are not eating enough for the activity you do. Carbs are our body's fuel for energy. If you are active, you need some carbs to help fuel your body to meet the demand.

Do talk to your doctor about this. There can be other causes of hypoglycemia so you want to be checked out.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Posted By : countingstarsx - 7/5/2016 1:54 PM
I experience reactive hypoglycemia. I wouldn't say that it is related to fibromyalgia, but for me it is related to a condition called adrenal fatigue which is often missed/not looked for by a conventional doctor treating fibromyalgia.

Posted By : Klambert1 - 7/5/2016 6:16 PM
Thanks for the help. Yeah it was 60 not 70 lol. Honestly that was scary because I didn't have any symptoms and I usually do. I am going to let my doctor know. Maybe he can do a glucose tolerance test to see how bad it drops.

Posted By : Sherrine - 7/5/2016 6:46 PM
A glucose tolerance test measures how high your blood sugar goes after drinking sugar water. I'm sure there are special tests for low blood sugar and he will test you. If your blood sugar goes too low you could go in a coma and possibly die. It's nothing too fool around with. Have a carbohydrate snack before bed to raise your blood sugar. If you have a glucose monitor, check your blood sugar before bed and also In the middle of the night until you see your doctor. Be sure to let them know how low you are going. They probably will get you right in.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoglycemia/basics/causes/con-20021103

It would be a good idea to carry candy in your purse, too, in case you start getting dizzy, weak, short of breath, shaky, etc. My first sign of low blood sugar is tingling in my fingertips like they are falling asleep. I carry Tootsie Roll Midgets in a ZipLoc bag in my purse. DO see your doctor.

Sherrine
Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 7/5/2016 7:57:51 PM (GMT-6)


Posted By : txcola - 7/14/2016 4:50 PM
I have been diagnosed with both fibro and reactive hypoglacemia. In fact, the hypoglacemia was my first diagnosis, and it's correct. My sugar is crazy, if I do not eat every three hours I suffer. It's caused my weight to ballon and I hate it. I have to eat even when I am not hungry just to hold off the sick headache, blurred vision and confusion that comes with missing a snack or meal. Exercise helps keep it in check, but with fatigue and pain it's hard to exercise.

I have read that they do go hand in hand, but most rheumy's will not admit this.

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Posted By : Browniaurelie - 3/17/2017 9:50 AM
Coincidentally, this is something I battled for a few years about 15 years ago. And still from time to time, but I've learned to manage it by eating the right types of food. I've been checked for diabetes numerous times. This issue was so bad that I got into a car accident once because I was so low. I have a meter and I can check my readings. But really the only thing I can do is monitor the types of foods I eat. I have to eat oatmeal or eggs. Protein is key. During the day I snack on nuts. Don't eat sugars they burn off too fast. I try to eat more whole foods. And I also try to eat more frequently. So I eat every few hours, but I try to keep it to fruit and nuts. Or Greek yogurt with granola. Cheese and crackers. Stuff like that.
Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel, Complex PTSD, Sleep Apnea, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 3/17/2017 8:18 PM
Had low blood sugar also years ago..I just had to make sure to have enough protein..yes nuts or cheese as a snack, never sugar..then you have a sugar crash.

It does not require very much food..but just some protein

But definitely see dr.. he will need to make sure you are regulated

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