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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2006 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I never really gave much thought to a strange symptom that I have until I upped my zoloft and lost my appetite. Then I started really paying attention to things. When I eat, I get a period of lethargy afterwards. I know that I run low blood sugars.. tested while pregnant once and lowest reading was 40. My OB said based on my history, I have probably always been hypoglycemic.
Can this condition get worse with time? I have fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions, and I have been blaming my memory loss and confusion on those. Is it possible that I am blaming the wrong condition? I haven't had my sugars tested for a long time, but recently had my thyroid levels tested and they were fine.
Should I go in for a sugar test?
I'm not a big eater, and since I upped my zoloft dosage I'm forcing food down, hoping that this goes away with time.
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!! 
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 8/25/2006 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sarah,

Definitely go to your doctor and get this checked.  Low blood sugar temporarily makes you confused etc but if you are more permanantly confused it could be something else.  Are you able to purchase a meter or ask a friend to borrow one?  When you feel 'strange' test your sugar and see if it's low.  It may well be that you are developing diabetes - if you feel lethargic after eating this might mean your blood sugars are running high, but I'm no doctor.  But I really do advise to go to your doctor to have this looked into properly!

Claire x

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2006 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Talk to your Dr. right away. I struggled with low blood sugar for years after having had gestational diabetes and 2 years ago was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. From my understanding high AND low blood sugars are all related to the same disorder! From what you described it sounds like you are having a "spike" effect. when you eat your sugar goes really high then bottoms out. Same thing happened to me for years. Definitely talk to your doctor and good luck!!
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