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Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Mouldylocks, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. Mouldylocks

    Mouldylocks · Newbie

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    I have been pre-diabetic for some time, without treatment. I have never liked sugar/fizzy drinks/dessert etc. and, until recently, not eaten much cake or biscuits by choice.
    I started with an anxiety state, which developed into depression because this was the straw that broke me. I have other ongoing health issues to cope with caused by medical negligence, and the new constant state of fear, with panic attacks, made my life not worth living.
    I told the GP that I didn't know if the anxiety symptoms (racing heart, sudden spreading heat, headache, shakiness, cognitive symptoms etc) were caused by a physical problem rather than a psychological problem, as there seemed to be some connection with the stomach. He thought not, and prescribed an anti-depressant.
    When I read the notes, the medication does not treat anxiety, which was my primary problem, and the side effects mimic the horrible symptoms I already have.
    I noticed I feel OK before breakfast, with the symptoms starting soon after eating, then carrying on at lesser or greater strength throughout the day. I searched 'anxiety after eating' and a whole new world opened up to me! I read everything - some I understood and some not - but I can't tell you how relieved I am to make some sense out of the miserable confusion and fear. On one site I even found a reference to 'burning soles of feet' - something I thought was a weird thing specific to me.
    I just wanted to thank you all who set up and post on this and other forums, to help and support others. It's so very kind of you, and I hope that kindness comes back to you in a hundred ways.
     
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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Yes I too had problems and symptoms that I thought only I suffered from...then I found this place and I wasn't alone anymore. :)
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Hi @Mouldylocks and welcome to our forum.
    Thank you for your praise for the website, myself and thousands of those interested in trying to find answers, then helping each other, with our experience through the diabetic world. And because of this, the success stories can be read on here.

    Within the NHS, there are various doctors, who believe that symptoms that you have described are because of psychological reasons. There are even specialist endocrinologists that have no idea what is happening to you because they are the specialist and you are another patient that has not followed medical advice and you are a waste of space. I had over a decade of battling with doctors, dsns etc all, telling me to eat healthy carbs, funnily enough it was these healthy carbs that was slowly killing me. Even when I had a true diagnosis, every where I looked told me, it was the same advice. Despite having a food intolerance, the same advice kept on and on until I provided evidence to the contrary with my food diary and my improvement in my weight loss and my health issues, with the symptoms going, plus the most important thing was preventing Hypoglycaemia happening.
    Because of the knowledge I had gleaned from many articles, science papers, other outlets such as this forum, I know that I had to do something to see people through understanding, why, how and to pass on my experience, the way that I was welcomed by strangers, as I was looking for answers and help.
    And there was as far as I could find, another website that was giving advice that was the only one that worked for me and many others.

    Keep asking, and if you are still getting these symptoms, get your GP to get you a referral to a specialist.

    This is the only way you will get a true diagnosis. But going low carb will help you.

    Best wishes.
     
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