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Things that cause a BGL spike?

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by swttbsy5, May 27, 2020.

  1. swttbsy5

    swttbsy5 Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with non food things that cause spikes? I'm specifically wondering about paracetamol, ibuprofen and mouthwash. I'm also wondering if these things can bring the body out of ketosis? Thanks.
     
  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    If you're needing painkillers, it is more likely the pain that raises blood glucose than the tablets. I never noticed a rise and i've used both, frequently. As for mouth wash, I dunno.... If it tastes sweet, it might. (Your pancreas pre-emptively pumping out insulin you don't need, and your liver over-correcting for it with a glucose dump).
     
  3. swttbsy5

    swttbsy5 Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I took the pain killers and they're was no issue. Haven't tried the mouthwash yet. The keto breath is a problem.
     
  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I haven't noticed any BGs rises with mouthwash (Listerine) and with either paracetamol or ibuprofen but, as @JoKalsbeek says above, pain can increase BGs as can anxiety.
     
  5. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    Xylitol chewing gum. ;) Unless there's pets to consider, as xylitol's potentially deadly).
     
  6. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Paracetamol is safe for pain, ibuprofen is in my case a non starter, it causes a side effect of stomach problems., as for mouth wash, I would imagine that all of them contain some form of sweetener, sugary taste.
    And if any drug contain something which you are intolerant to then yes it can push you out of ketosis.
    Do be careful what you do take.

    Keep safe.
     
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