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Low carb and Fludrocortisone?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by TriciaWs, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My (other) consultant is thinking about trying Fludrocortisone to control my reflex syncope as there is a risk of fainting and injuring myself if it can't be controlled better - at the moment I don't stand for more than a few minutes and can't bend over for more than a few seconds so there is a huge impact on my life.
    But I understand that this drug can interfere with diabetic control.
    Is there anyone who is a diet controlled T2 who has experience of taking this drug?
  2. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Tricia, unhelpfully, I have zero experience of the medication that might be in play for you, but I really wanted to just say that sometimes we have to compromise.

    If your current state is a risk to your safety, as well as your wellbeing, then there could be an argument to say the medication could be worth a trial at least. Whilst you state it can impact your control, it might not, and if it does, if you feel better and safer, then maybe that's a worthwhile compromise.

    If you were no longer able to control your T2 with lifestyle only then there is absolutely not shame in accepting a bit of pharmaceutical help for that. Sometime the bigger picture is what's needed.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.
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