Hi Blue tabby:
Good questions and advice from Lanie.
Sorry, what does wd stand for? When was the 108 blood sugar taken? Is it a fasting blood sugar or after a meal?
I'd be interested if you tested during or shortly after these symptoms? I had similar symptoms(including fast heartbeat). I thought I was having a heart attack. It turns out that it was a panic attack and my blood pressure hit 177/90. That only happened twice thank goodness.
Another thought....is your Dr. sure that you are a type 2? You could be a Type 1.5.
I am a Type 1 not a Type 2, so I do not know how Metformin affects a person. Those symptoms that you mention are exactly what I've experienced countless times when experiencing a low blood sugar.
Depending how fast my sugar is coming down or how low it is. During different lows, I can also feel irritable, angry, feel like eating the house or nausea, so no food is tempting, giddiness, halucinating, confusion, blurry vision, headache, dropping things continually, argumentative, total fatigue and sometimes passing out, muscle weakness and more. Low blood sugars can sometimes happen after a meal. That's why it is good to test often. You never know. I carry a juice box, or easily edible candy or Glucose tabs with me, just in case I'm distracted and a low hits.
Are you on a Blood Pressure medication such as Altace(Ramipril)? Those are also the symptoms of that med and others. I mostly have normal to low blood pressure. My GP prescribed a BP med for me years ago to protect my heart and kidneys but I experienced the dizziness, nausea and I almost fainted a couple times. The only thing different was the Altace. I stopped taking it(Do that only with your Drs. consent) and the symptoms stopped.
Weight loss is a symptom of undiagnosed and uncontrolled Diabetes.
It can also happen with a new medication.
You say you are very active. That could also be the reason for your weight loss or if you are eating less or eating low carb meals.
Just a few thoughts. Hopefully you find the reason for your symptoms. Great luck at your appointment.
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