I am used to being on the forums here for anxiety and depression. I have been diabetic type 2, for about 6 years or so. My blood sugar has always been in the low-enough range that I haven't had to take any meds for it. I am 42, female, and overweight. The question that has brought me here is one that only an "experienced" diabetic can likely answer for me. As I mentioned, I go on the anxiety and depression boards. From about Tuesday to Friday, I'd been feeling some anxiety, but not severe (thank goodness!) It seemed to feel "different" too than what I usually feel. On top of the anxiety, it was "that-time-of-the-month", so of course I had to take hormonal changes into consideration as to how I was feeling. I was feeling flushed, hot, very sleepy and extremely fatigued. By Saturday (yesterday), I was off my period, but felt worse physically than the few days before. My anxiety was not quite as bad as the days before, but was still sitting there on the fringes, so to speak. Well, my mom and I went to a large gathering and I stuck it out for about 4 hours. I was feeling so rough! I was weepy, sleepy and tired and had a headache. I felt very depressive. I had no appetite. We came home and after a shower, I went to bed and slept for about 2-3 hours. I got up and still felt so tired and sleepy! I ate some soup and was back to bed by 9 p.m. I didn't get up until 7:30 a.m. We went back to the large gathering again today and I toughed it out, managed to stay all day. But I was so terribly sleepy, tired, got fairly chilly in the early part of the day (building is air-conditioned) but in the afternoon, after having eaten lunch outside, in the heat, I went back in and for the rest of the day I was hot and flushed. I felt depressive and a tad edgy, but was STILL sleepy and very very tired. My sis is a LPN and mom told her how I was feeling. My sis said that it could be my blood sugar making me feel that bad. I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for over 10 years and things just seemed "different" this time. But I'm also at the pre-menopausal stage. I'm just so confused and a bit scared since I just am not sure what's going on with me. Mom had wanted me to go to the ER to get my blood sugar checked, but I told her I was too tired to sit for hours in a waiting room. I plan to go to my doctor on Tuesday, but in the meantime, have any of you had these symptoms in relation to diabetes alone or do you think I'm barking up the wrong tree? PLEASE, any insights, comments, suggestions are most welcome! Thank you!
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