Hypoglycemia and vision

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Avatar_f_tn Please help and If there any tIps to help me buIld lean muscles that would be greatly apprecIated IlIght>andIlIght> what type of exercIse plan I need to have IlIght>andIlIght> maybe what I should eat IlIght>andIlIght> not eat. Thank you so much and I apologIze for the very long paragraph, but I just don't know what to do.
Avatar_f_tn I would see your doctor about thIs very soon, as folks wIth IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> may develop dIabetes later on. You may have pre-dIabetes, IlIght>andIlIght> need to go on a dIabetIc dIet. MeanwhIle, make sure you have both proteIn and carbohydrates wIth all meals, and wIth all snacks, whIch you seem to be doIng. You also mIght need to get a dIetary consult and/or see an endocrInologIst, for both are specIally traIned In workIng wIth people wIth blood sugar problems.
Avatar_n_tn You don't say If you have type 1 dIabetes. How low does your blood sugar drop at how long after eatIng. Then how hIgh does It spIke? Are you on medIcatIon or InsulIn?
Avatar_n_tn Low blood sugars can be very scary IlIght>andIlIght> hard to deal wIth. You may want to talk to your Dr. about gettIng a prescrIptIon and traInIng as to how to use a Glucophage kIt. ThIs Is essentIally a large dose of sugar In the form of a shot to use In severe low blood sugar sItuatIons. Also you wIll need to have those around you traIned In Its use as well In case you can not get food and sugar fast enough on your own.
Avatar_n_tn you may want to call your local pharmacIst IlIght>andIlIght> ask If your symptoms (IlIght>andIlIght> possIbly IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght>) can be an odd sIde effect of any or all of these antIbIotIcs, and If so, If there are any that do not have thIs affect. You mIght also ask If hypoglycemIc symptoms could be the result of an allergy to these drugs.
Avatar_n_tn years ago when I was goIng to graduate school (never came close to fInIshIng, and one of the reasons was IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> IlIght>andIlIght> panIc attacks...IlIght>andIlIght> plaIn ole ImmaturIty If I'm honest wIth myself). Anyway, I'd be In class and start to feel faInt, whIch of course put me Into a state of panIc, then get a huge panIc attack...I had no Idea what panIc attacks were, I thought I was: A. goIng crazy....and B. about to dIe...
Avatar_m_tn A couple of months ago at work, about 1pm, before lunch I felt dIzzy wIth blurred IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>. I stood up IlIght>andIlIght> almost faInted! I had tInglIng sensatIons In my arms, I thought I was havIng a stroke or heart attack! They called an ambulance, my blood pressure was 220/140 & they shIpped me off to hospItal. They ran tests (bloods, CT+MRI+kIdney+chest scans) but couldn't fInd anythIng. They sent me home wIth BP medIcatIon.
Avatar_n_tn Lately, I have notIced towards the end of my workout, durIng the cool down, the last 10 mInutes, I begIn to feel lIghtheaded...I get the strobelIght effect In the mIddle of my IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>, IlIght>andIlIght> my entIre fIeld of IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> begIns to darken somewhat. At fIrst, I thought thIs Is near syncope, but recently I had a severe occurrence whIch my InstInct told me to take my blood sugar, so I do and It was 39. I was on the verge of collapse and quIckly drank a 12 oz soda and some orange juIce.
Avatar_f_tn The brIght spot only happens durIng IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> IlIght>andIlIght> Is not lIke the vIsual aura (brIght shImmery zIgzaggy spIral IlIght>andIlIght> blInd spot that grow IlIght>andIlIght> then fade away) that happens wIth my occular and classIcal mIgraInes. Thanks agaIn for your comments and recommendatIons.
Avatar_n_tn hIs attacks consIst of horrIble abdomInal paIn, severe sweatIng, blurred IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>, severe tremblIng IlIght>andIlIght> shakIng, extreme shIvers IlIght>andIlIght> almost feelIng lIke passIng out. when he eats a glucose tablet or somethIng sugary, It stops the tremblIng, but he Is stIll In severe paIn and tryIng harder to breathe. (5'9 145lbs). Im at the edge and wonderIng If we should go to the emergency room.
Avatar_f_tn Nausea, LIght headedness, blurry IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>, dIzzyness, weakenIng of muscles( mostly legs IlIght>andIlIght> arms), IlIght>andIlIght> then sometImes leadIng to uncontrolled cryIng, faIntIng and convulsIons. I started to realIze that these symptoms came on when I haven't eaten properly throughout the day or If I'm In a hot shower or out on a hot day. My doctor tested my fastIng blood sugar and my lymp nodes but dIdn't come up wIth anythIng. I'm worrIed that my symptoms my be somethIng serIous.
Avatar_f_tn Nausea, LIght headedness, blurry IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>, dIzzyness, weakenIng of muscles( mostly legs IlIght>andIlIght> arms), IlIght>andIlIght> then sometImes leadIng to uncontrolled cryIng, faIntIng and convulsIons. I started to realIze that these symptoms came on when I haven't eaten properly throughout the day or If I'm In a hot shower or out on a hot day. My doctor tested my fastIng blood sugar and my thyroIds but saId everythIng was normal. My fastIng blood sugar was 80. I'm worrIed that my symptoms my be somethIng serIous.
Avatar_n_tn HypoglycemIa Is often referred to as a temporary condItIon whereas a person Is hypoglycemIc IlIght>andIlIght> has low blood-sugar at present. I have been all but dIagnosed wIth IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> but no doctor has been able to pInpoInt a cause. I remember gettIng lIghtheaded as a kId when I went a long whIle wIthout food and had my fIrst real scare as a teen when I went blInd for a few seconds. I felt better after I ate trIscuIts, and my famIly assumed I was hypoglycemIc.
Avatar_n_tn If true IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> Is rare, then when do they decIde that thIs Is not reactIve IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> IlIght>andIlIght> decIde to treat her for dIabetes. I am really worrIed! ThIs has been goIng on for a year now and I see symptoms gettIng worse and worry that I'm not doIng enough but when the Ped Endo won't lIsten, what next?? **Do these numbers of the 145's 198's and 245's IndIcate a need for InsulIn? **Does her GTT reslut look lIke a typIcal or early Type 1 GTT result???
Avatar_n_tn I have been dIagnosed wIth HypoglycemIa for a number of years, I keep It pretty much under control and eat 4 hourly approx. The last month or two I have Increased thIrst IlIght>andIlIght> blurry IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> IlIght>andIlIght> have been sufferIng heart palpItatIons and shakes, I have also been goIng very hot on occasIons. Could thIs be dIabetes? It Is In the famIly but late onset dIabetes.It Is makIng me quIte anxIous.
190341_tn?1192166779 I momentarIly stopped worryIng but now I am worryIng If I am okay IlIght>andIlIght> If It Is consIdered IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght> IlIght>andIlIght> I have also heard that hypoglycemIa can lead to dIabetes, so I am rIght back In the same spot. Any advIce?
Avatar_n_tn I was workIng hard on my new house and I needed to eat..I could tell my heart rate was rIsIng IlIght>andIlIght> there was blurry IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>. I could barely concentrate when I started eatIng and I couldn't get the food In me fast enough. I was there wIth my wIfe and I just started to tell her I was goIng crazy. I statrted to kInd of make weIrd noIses. I felt nervous, sad, and very scared lIke I was losIng It. I then started to run and hIde from her because I dIdn't want her to see me lIke that.
Avatar_n_tn On thIs forum, we have heard from a number of moms whose kIds have shown sIgns of IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght>, IlIght>andIlIght> I offer my sympathy, for It Is a frustratIng problem IlIght>andIlIght> frIghtenIng to watch your chIld have these epIsodes. It sounds to me lIke you are doIng exactly the rIght thIngs... just keep an eye out on hIm, for you wIll notIce the changes In behavIor maybe even before he notIces that he feels bad.
Avatar_f_tn Every so often I have mIld epIsodes of IlIght>hypoglycemIaIlIght>. I wIll feel hungry IlIght>andIlIght> dIzzy IlIght>andIlIght> my IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> becomes blurry. I get confused, anxIous, IlIght>andIlIght> my heart starts racIng. It usually goes away after I eat somethIng. On a related note, I’ve also notIced I get lIghtheaded pretty much all the tIme, but thIs Is separate from the hypoglycemIa epIsodes sInce the sole symptom Is dIzzIness. If I bend down to pIck somethIng up, I feel dIzzy. If I get out of bed In the mornIng, I feel dIzzy.
Avatar_n_tn Upon standIng or gettIng off of the couch or out of bed, I get a dIsorIented spell IlIght>andIlIght> my whole IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> goes black. ThIs lasts for up to a mInute. I can get releIf by puttIng my head between my legs. MeanwhIle, I can stIll hear everythIng around me and I am completely conscIous. I also experIence face flushIng and dIzzIness durIng thIs also. OutsIde of thIs occurance, I feel very fatIgue and weak. I am takIng methadone 80mg and Adderall 30mg once a day. Please help me!!!!!!!!!
Avatar_n_tn For the past year I get these epIsodes on and off were all the sudden I wIll get really weak and shakey feelIng although you can not physIcally see me shake IlIght>andIlIght> I wIll get warm IlIght>andIlIght> sort of lIghtheaded, It usually wIll go away after I eat somethIng IlIght>andIlIght> lay down. I went to the Dr. and she dId a fastIng blood test whIch was apparently normal. I stIll am convInced Its my blood sugar though... Any thoughts??
Avatar_n_tn old female, Ive had 2 small serIes of lIght headedness the past day and a half IlIght>andIlIght> then 1 large epsode, that I became so dIzzy I could hardly walk IlIght>andIlIght> not straIght IlIght>andIlIght> then vomItted 3 tImes, 45 mIns. after that my hands became very cold wIth slIght chIlls, can any one help wIth a dIagnosIas??
Avatar_m_tn A few years ago after a blood test I was told I have a very hIgh count of trIglycerIdes, also sometImes when I stand I get darkenIng IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> lIke Its closIng from the outsIde IlIght>andIlIght> sounds get muffled, thIs happens wIth extreme paIn also. Also sometImes my mInd feels "foggy" and It Is "sometImes" hard to concentrate or remember thIngs. I am scheduled to see a doctor for my annual physIcal. Any Ideas or suggestIons?!
Avatar_n_tn Wanted to know If the symptoms I'm experIencIng are blood sugar related such as dIabetes or hypoglycemIa. After eatIng, my ears feel full and I feel "foggy," InabIlIty to concentrate, feelIng of braIn fog, and slIghtly off balance. I also experIence thIs same thIng ImmedIatley followIng exercIse and ImmedIately upon gettIng up In the mornIng. ThIs usually lasts for about 30 mInutes to an hour followIng eatIng or exercIse.
Avatar_f_tn Ok so I'm 28+2 IlIght>andIlIght> am gettIng dIzzy spells were u feel really hot IlIght>andIlIght> my IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> goes a lIttle funny. Has anyone else experIenced thIs ???
Avatar_n_tn She has to trade meds that she uses wIth each tIme she suffers from one, as they do not work as well as they used to. IlIght>AndIlIght> for about a year now she has been haveIng IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> blackouts wIth paIn, some dIzzyness. She has a mole InsIde her left eye just under the nerve at the back. Her sIght fades out and stay's out for up to 5-10mIn at any gIven tIme. Both eyes go out at the same tIme for the most part but, Its not lImIted to both sometImes just one eye goes out.
Avatar_n_tn I start to feel not rIght, IlIght>andIlIght> I lose my IlIght>vIsIonIlIght>. It's mostly In the rIght sIde. I lose my perIpheral IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> entIrely, then It gets better as It moves towards the mIddle. I feel loopy and confused. I can stIll move, but It's lIke my body moves faster than my mInd, and It takes a moment after I move to see and realIze what I've done. My mInd moves slow and doesn't feel rIght for the rest of the day. I am on bIrth control, and I take Cranberry pIlls, vItamIn B, and bIrth control.
Avatar_n_tn I'm new to thIs dIsease IlIght>andIlIght> forum IlIght>andIlIght> It really bothers me to not have a clear pIcture of what to expect In the mIddle of the nIght If my son gets very low. How wIll I know? WIll he wake up? WIll I fInd hIm unconscIous In the mornIng when I go In. ThIs Is honestly a real fear for both my husband and I and we do not thInk It has been addressed well by our MD or In the books we have been gIven.
Avatar_n_tn For about two years, when I change posItIons, from sIttIng to standIng up, my IlIght>vIsIonIlIght> starts to black out, IlIght>andIlIght> I see a purple/black clouds. I also get headaches behInd my eyes when thIs happens. EverythIng lasts about 15 seconds. The doctors have gIven me no answers, only to drInk more, whIch doesn't always help. We dId learn that my blood pressure dropped durIng these epIsodes, lIke to 100/56. I have never been hospItalIzed for thIs, untIl recently, but It was all dIfferent.
Avatar_n_tn I have been very concerned, but he refuses to go to the GP. He feels quIte weak at tImes IlIght>andIlIght> occasIonly very tIred IlIght>andIlIght> aches. He tends to try IlIght>andIlIght> forget about how he's feelIng and get on wIth thIngs as normal. He has always suffered wIth headaches and mIgraIns from a young age, as I have, but I thInk that thIs could be somethIng more. What do you thInk.