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   Posted 2/10/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I am usually on the lyme disease forum because after 4 long years, I have finally been diagnosed with lyme and on antiobiotics now for 10 months.  My question is I can't seem to get a hold of the anxiety and heart palps.  I am taking xanax and dr. wants me to go on antidepressant for lyme rage.  I have terrible anxiety and get episodes of rage and heart palpitations.  While these can be lyme symptoms, I am finding that they are related to what I am eating.  I realize now that I had very bad months in April (easter candy) and November (Halloween candy).  I cut out alcohol and caffeine long ago adn have now cut out sugar.  However, even a banana will make my heart race and give me terrible palps. 
can you tell me if this could be insulin resistance?  I go to dr. on monday and would like to request glucose tolerance test.  One of the many doctors over the past few years did a fasting morning test which was fine.  I was also thinking possible gluten but don't have any GI problems.  Thanks so much.

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   Posted 2/10/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the Diabetes Forun, springsjean.  I'm sorry about these problems you're having but I don't know if they involve insulin resistence or diabetes.  When elevated blood sugar is suspected, the doctor would have you do the usual lab tests like the fasting, probably on more than one occasion.  If the result is high, then possibly the glucose tolerance test would be ordered but the doctor would really have to suspect that this is a problem.  Sometimes family history might persuade the doctor to order the test, too, especially if you (the patient) are overweight and/or have other symptoms.  Maybe you can pick up a glucose meter yourself and get some test strips to test your own blood sugar.  If the doctor orders them by prescription (but he'd have to have a reason to do this), your insurance might pay for all of it.  Honestly, I don't know why something like a banana would make your heart race and that's something you need to discuss with your doctor.  Good luck.  I hope you can find a resolution.
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   Posted 2/10/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Lanie is right, as usual hehehe
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   Posted 2/12/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
What is your potassium level? Too high or too low potassium can cause the heart racing. Also check with your pharmacist to see if drug interactions could cause it.
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