Feeling weak and jittery

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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone else ever feels weak and jittery, and is this a common symptom? I don't really know how to describe this except it feels like hypoglycemia, but my I have checked my blood sugar during these periods of time where I feel this way.

This usually happens as the day progresses and it's almost an every day thing.

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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes,a few years ago I started to feel this way from the time I got up til a little afternoon everyday.Sometimes I still get this way but not so much
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   Posted 6/14/2011 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Some people are sensitive to drops in blood sugar. Even if your readings are still normal, you may feel symptoms when your blood sugar drops, especially if it drops rather quickly.

Try eating a small high protein snack every few hrs in the afternoon to see if it helps. It won't hurt (unless you go overboard with the calories!).

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   Posted 6/14/2011 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, jr, this happens to me and I hate it! My blood sugar tests fine too, but it sure doesn't feel fine when this starts.

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   Posted 6/15/2011 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, same here. I get weak, jittery and sometimes feel on the verge of passing out. It's usually because my blood sugar dips so I eat something and it usually makes me feel better. I also get that feeling when I am getting dehydrated.
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   Posted 6/15/2011 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I do and that's when I have a snack...usually protein or fruit.
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   Posted 6/15/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
If reactive hypoglycemia is the culprit you can avoid it by not eating a sugary breakfast or any high sugar meal after many hours of fasting. It is best to eat protein at every meal especially breakfast. If you eat and about 3 1/2 hours later you get this weak, pass out type feeling then it is your sugar plunging after a high and you may need to adjust your meals and snacks. reactive hypoglycemia happens to anyone not just diabetics. that is why the sugar levels always look good when checked. This can especially happen to people that have had gastic bypass surgery.

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   Posted 6/16/2011 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I definitely have this going on. It usually happens for me in the afternoon. I've started eating a high protein snack to help. I also have to fight off severe sleepiness. I notice on days that I stay hydrated that it is not as bad for me, but I tend to drink Sweet Tea when I'm out of the house, so that may be the reason. My doctors just had me completed a 2 hr Glucose tolerance test because my fasting Glucose was in the pre-diabetic range. I don't have the results yet, but it could be very possible, like others have already said, that it is a drop in blood sugar causing the problem even if you're in the normal range. If someone was to drop from 130 to 70, then they would still be in the normal range, but their body would read it as hypo because of the amount that was dropped. I would discuss this with your doctor to see if they need to do any further testing.

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   Posted 6/16/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
The glucose test is designed for diabetes so it doesn't always show hypoglycemia. The lab could say the test was fine just because you didn't register as high, they don't always mention how low you went especially if you didn't go below 70.

I had a 4 hour torture test ages ago that ended early because I turned into a crazy woman; shaking, yelling, and threatening the technician if they didn't stop the test. When I checked with my doc, he said the results were normal. I insisted that we go over the results. It turns out my blood sugar was about 40 when I stopped the test. This isn't normal but they weren't looking for low.

Now, if I have to take a torture test, I have my doc put in orders to test as usual but to also test if I feel I am low. This way, we have a record of the drop.
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