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Low Blood Sugar
silerfamily posted:
I am new to this forum so I hope you'll all forgive me if I'm not following exact protocol. I've read through a lot of the post and haven't seen anything to answer my own question so I'm just going to throw it out there.

I have been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Intersticial Cystitus. Most recently, I've been having symptoms of issues with my sugar. Symptoms-having a very difficult time loosing weight, blood sugar dropping at odd times during the day (frequently) and most recent (a week or so) excessive thirst. MUCH -more than usual! With all of the medication, I have a dry mouth but nothing like this. I could drink from morning until night and NEVER quench my thirst.

I called my doctor because someone suggested I check my sugar. I've been monitoring it for 2 days and am finding the OPPOSITE of what I expected to find. My blood sugar remains LOW for the most of the day (around 71-81). At times it will spike to 148 but for the most part it stays below 88.

I guess my question is, has anyone else ever had this and is it related to my Lupus? If so, what to do about it? I don't go back to the doctor for a week and I was just hoping to have my ducks in a row before I go back.

I'm wondering if this could be contributing to my fatigue. I tell my husband about my coma sleep that I fall into sometimes. In the mornings there are days that I just can't wake up. If the house was on fire, I would just be lost because there would be nothing I could do. Now, I'm wondering if it's due to my sugar levels dropping over night.

Thanks in advance!
silerfamily responded:
As I said, I'm new to this. Please IGNORE MY POST! I'm just looking for answers but I realize that I probably should wait until I see my doctor again before I go bugging anyone else with more unanswered questions. My number while low are within normal range but were just shocking to me. I really thought I might be on to something and could finally get some relief from the relentless fatigue.

PLEASE DELETE MY POST, I can't figure out how to do it myself! Thanks and I'll be back when I know more!

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