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What Caused Your RH?

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Starke, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Starke

    Starke · Member

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    I would love to hear what you think caused your reactive hypoglycemia... (for those who don’t have the obvious clinically recognized causes of gastric bypass or pregnancy induced RH).

    Both my husband I have have suffered from it for various years now: him from 2011 and I since about 2014. Neither of us have had stomach or intestinal surgery or pregnancy.

    We both had to take many courses of antibiotics, both were vegetarian or vegan for many years, both had high levels of emotional stress or shock and both have extreme cases of RH: we can’t tolerate any veggies, any fruits, any simple carbs. I had cysts on my ovaries but had them and an ovary removed which theoretically should have rectified the metabolic rollercoaster. Neither one of us suffers from diabetes nor is overweight. Both have been to various endocrinologists and many doctors.

    Maybe hearing how many of us all on the forum got to where we are, we can find the road to curing it rather than just controlling it.

    I know I feel I live in a nutritional desert, where nutritive food is all around me, but my body can’t accept any of it. I live off of eggs, cheese, chicken, pork, whole thick cut raw oats (in small quantities), and a few nuts. He is the same but cannot tolerate eggs or cheese as well as I do.

    We have both tried just about every alternative or wholistic remedy we can think of. Have taken chromium picolonate, ozone therapy for years, acupuncture, glutathione, sea water, supplements, colon hydrotherapy, vibrational remedies, medical biomagnetism etc.

    Thank you in advance for sharing your stories. Wishing you all perfect health.
  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I believe that my RH was caused by a bacterial infection in the gut called heliocobacter pylori. Or it could have been the antibiotics which were used to treat it.
    My endocrinologist suggested at first that I developed RH naturally, but after a lot of research, and I mean a lot and looking at many papers on RH, I had the conversation with my specialist, and he said that it could have been, but there was no way of knowing.
    I am in ketosis, and I have a lactose intolerance, I can't eat cooked greens, or similar, for example, I like carrots and spinach raw, but can't eat cooked spinach or carrots.
    I love salad and I get my protein from meat, and sometimes I just have a portion of say chicken.
    I used intermittent fasting, and only eat in the late afternoon and finish at 7pm so I know that I'm not going to bed with a hypo.
    What are your Hba1c and your fasting levels?

    Potatoes are the worst and highest spike.
    Porridge is really bad for me and I have a grain and wheat intolerance.

    Keep safe.
  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Mine started in childhood. Definitely not related to antibiotic use, and years before puberty.
    However, mine seems to be heavily connected to my endocrine system, with PCOS and a prolactinoma affecting hormones all over the place. And I recently learned that I have at least one adrenal tumour too (benign) but they have never considered that to be a problem, so no treatment for that.
    Food intolerances, particularly gluten play a large part too.

    I suspect that you will find every RHer will have a different scenario that affects their body's handling of glucose.
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  4. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had it since my early teens, but it was not until my T2D diagnosis in my 40s and closely monitoring blood glucose, that the dots connected. A couple of hours after a heavy breakfast or strong oolong tea, I will be all jittery and breaks into a cold sweat.

    This would be a typical scenario... a sharp 10 mmol spike and crash...

    So the regular sharp glucose spike and overcompensation of insulin to drive down the glucose when repeated enough... leads to all kinds of chronic health issues...

    The solution worth considering... a diet that maintains stable glucose/insulin levels.
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