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Hypoglycemia causing Nausea?
waznboi03 posted:
Hi everyone. I have this very specific situation and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this. Im 29, 140lbs, 5 11". blood pressure is perfect, no medical problems.

Whenever I skip meals and go hungry, I get the usual issues like everyone else. Empty stomach pain, etc. But I never get any other issues like so called hypoglycemia. But heres the twist that I think ive narrowed this down to:

If I receive any pain or discomfort or I THINK its going to be uncomfortable (such as impending dr shots, or giving blood) While ON an empty stomach, I get extremely nautious, I start to sweat like crazy and I feel like im about to pass out. the only cure seems to be stuffing my face with carbs asap.

Today I experienced this at the EYE doctor of all places. He put dye on my eye lids, and it didnt feel good, then I started to get weak as I knew what was coming. I tried to go for some water, but I couldnt even walk straight. was so nautious, had to rest my head down on a table. I was so sweaty it was ridiculous. they brought me some chcolates, and as soon as I started eating them, the feeling quickly dissipated. I thought it was low blood sugar, aka hypoglycemia, and thats what the lady said, low blood sugar.

So I did some quick research and found out some info regarding hypoglycemia... but is it possible to be only triggered with pain&discomfort? just seems so strange to me.
flutetooter responded:
There is also a vasovagal response to pain, anxiety, doctors, shots, etc. in which your blood pressure drops suddenly, thereby causing many symptoms such as yours. Along with that, anxiety in me can cause a huge surge of energy burning up sugars fast. Try 1 glucose tab (pure glucose- only 4 grams) which goes into your system in minutes. These are available at drugstores, etc. Then you won't "overcorrect" with a lot of high carb food. This feeling that you get can also be mostly mentally or emotionally caused, but that small glucose "pill", if it works for you, is still a cheap fix.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
auriga1 responded:
Some of your symptoms could be related to hypoglycemia; not all. I am a type 2 diabetic taking two insulins. I experience hypoglycemia constantly. However, nausea is not one of the symptoms for me. Granted, everyone is different.

These are also symptoms of other things going on. Flute mentioned one; panic attacks are another.

It really is a bad idea to self-diagnose. A blood glucose meter would have given you a true diagnosis of low blood sugar. A reading of under 70 is hypoglycemia.
brunosbud responded:
A long time ago, I asked a friend who's a scratch handicap, what's the secret to not hitting your ball in the water or O.B.? "When you look down the fairway, focus only at the spot where you want your ball to go, not where you don't want to go."

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