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I feel i'm going to die

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by worriedwart, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. worriedwart

    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    My vision is changing a lot, I see floaters and can't see in dim light. I went to the eye doctor and they said no swelling, just a small corneal scar. My sugars went down to 24 yesterday and I had a panic attack at walmart yesterday and brought my sugars up to 177. I have burning and stinging all over my body and feel my legs on fire everyday, all day long--dr gave me 100mg gabapentin yesterday twice a day but i still feel it. i can't workout cause the pain and i dont eat enough i guess and stopped taking metformin cause i feel im getting worse with it, it lowers it all the way down. i felt so tired yesterday. i can't see far away, only about 15 inches from my face. the floaters seem to get worse. i had a nose bleed. pleae help me. im so scared. my mom is sick in the hospital and everyone at my house is fine and doesn't understand what im going through. my sugar was 130 when i woke up and 175 when i ate something. it went down to 130 and is staying there.
     
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  2. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    What are you expecting? Getting the feeling there's more going on that we're not aware of.
     
  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Stress will cause sugars to go up. But high sugars will cause everything to be worse, vision issues, depression etc. Not everyone can take metformin but you also need to control your sugars and might need something to help that. Maybe a change in your diet too. But while your numbers aren't perfect, they are not horrible. The good news is your level went back down to a more manageable number. Some people are more sensitive to changes in their blood sugars. Some people never feel lows and some never feel bad if it's in the 300 range.

    Everything is stressful right now with your mom in the hospital, I think you might need another doctors appointment to discuss your anxiety at the moment and to see if there is something else you need done test wise? Maybe they can figure out more what is going on with your symptoms? But take control of what you can right now, which is what you eat.
     
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    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    im not good at dealing with stress, i have a general anxiety disorder. i just came here for support because i don't really have anyone who understands what im going through and am scared.
     
  5. worriedwart

    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    Yes, I have a anxiety disorder and these stabbing pains all over and burning legs drive me crazy all day long. I'm terrified of losing my eyesight. I'm overweight, can't seem to lower blood pressure(146/99) know i have high cholesterol, type 2 and when i don't eat too much, the sugars drop so low but when i eat, it goes up to 175. I don't know if I should stay on 500mg once aday of metformin or ditch it. :( Thanks so much for your reply, btw.
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    You'll get your moral support, of that I'm certain. But who's diagnosed that disorder? You're "trapped" and that much is obvious. Difficulty is we can't pinpoint the cause and neither should we attempt to. But we're here :)
     
  7. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you on any other diabetes medications? You mention only Metformin, which should not cause a low. Not saying it’s impossible, but that’s just not the way it works. At 500mg, which is a very low does, it is highly unlikely so maybe something else is going on?

    What did the doctor prescribe for blood pressure? Both ACE and ARBs are tolerated by most people very well, no real reason not to be on it that I know of.
     
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    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    I wasn't prescribed anything for blood pressure. Could my sugars go low from not eating? or only eating very little calories a day? I just don't know how many sugars/carbs to have in a day to get my sugars under control when I don't take the metformin.
     
  9. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, as always, not a doctor, but no. Not eating should not cause low blood sugar - at least not low enough to cause real problems. At most, tired, sluggish, etc. I’ve done 5-day water only fasts (not recommended it; it’s been done strictly under doctor supervision), and my BG stayed low, but normal. If not eating, without any meds to confuse the issue, caused severe lows then people not eating 8-15 hours overnight would be a problem. But it’s clearly not.

    Only testing with your blood glucose meter will tell you how to eat to get your BG under control. Most people on this site seem to go low carb high fat (LCHF), which generally means 50g of carbs per day or less.
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    This is very, very low. Did you test again to confim the reading? I'd expect it to be a rogue test strip or such.
     
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    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    wow, if i dont eat, my sugars go down really low, 24 yesterday. im so confused then if it isn't from not eating. i think im eating over 100 carbs.
     
  12. worriedwart

    worriedwart Type 2 · Member

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    i didn't test again. i had eaten two bananas and orange juice and it went up to 177.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    So if you only tested this low once, I'd say it was a faulty reading.
    Have you recorded bg's this low ever before? How did you feel?
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Bananas were my undoing as they do not agree with me and push my bgl sky high, I was on Metformin after that for a couple years. They are off my eating list, I cannot comment on the orange juice as I do not drink it.
     
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    The reason you went so high would be 2 bananas and OJ, each banana is about 25 carbs and 8 oz of OJ is about 25 carbs. That would be consuming 75 carbs of almost pure sugar. That would be why your BG level went up to 177 when you have a sugar issue. That is a lot of carbs to correct a low. Earlier on I corrected my lows with 15 carbs and was told to repeat that if needed.
    Ask your doctor what they recommend for you.

    Retest next time to confirm the reading, but if it happens where you are dropping that much you might start reading about Reactive Hypoglycemia. People drop after a certain amount of time after they eat. You also need to make sure your doctor knows right away if you are actually dropping to those levels.
     
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    angustia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you gone back to consult with your doctor about this?
    Maybe you need a change of medication, or something else to help you.
     
  17. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When my diabetes was getting much better, but my neuropathy pain was getting much worse as the feeling returned, I had the ‘benefit’ of being super sensitive to the effects of my food choices. Burning in my lower legs and feet was always indicative of higher insulin concentrations in my bloodstream, rather than glucose per se. That is to say that if I ate moderate carbohydrate, my blood glucose concentration wouldn’t necessarily spike, but the burning sensation in my feet was intense and almost immediate. I could tell when I had lots of insulin coursing through my veins.

    That’s just my own personal experience, but logically it makes sense, since hyperinsulinemia is the warning shot across the bow of HMS Diabetes. I consider that I was in a unique position to actually feel the hyperinsulinemia in my legs and feet. Take from that what you will.
     
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