Increased hypoglycemic episodes

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I've always tested (and still test) in the normal range for my blood glucose levels but since I've been in peri, I noticed that I get hungrier a lot more and when I do, I get dizzy, weak, and sometimes shaky until I get something to eat.  Sometimes I really don't feel like eating (maybe tired?) but if it's been several hours since I last ate, my stomach definitely feels it and shows it by making the rest of me weak and dizzy.  Has anyone noticed changes with their metabolism, too?  It's like my blood sugar drops really low nowadays.

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    Hi Liggy l have not been hungry either. No appite at all. Just rushing to the loo all the time. Feeling anxious and depressed as well as sore in the breast area. I wish you well, keep your chin up and try to keep calm. Elaine.😊
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    Hi Liggy - I feel like that alot really really wobbly and light headed, up until recently I was VERY paranoid about it but since being on this site I realise that lots of us get like it. Sometimes I can hardly walk in a straight line and its horrible, like being hit with a hammer - almost stunned, I find it does pass and then some other symptom comes along like nausea, sore boobs, stomach pains uuuggghhh the list goes on, your not alone x
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      Hi Elaine, I feel for you, up until recently I have been so paranoid about all my symptoms I thought I was dying from some awful disease connected with surgical menopause, but I can honestly say that chatting to others on here has reassured me that I can in time get through this and so can you, there are so many symptoms that we suffer from we can easily become obsessed with things and I still am, maybe not as bad but it's still there trust me! I try not to google everything all the time, it's hard but I try to resist- this is hard for us really hard, at least we all have each other, big hugs to you xx
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      Hi Lou your right its really hard but like you say you've got to keep going. I just like you find it hard not to google everything all the time and have been so low recently but love and hugs to you too.
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      Elaine, I am right there with you on this and it really is awful, I have been so stressed over the last two years beyond belief, so stressed I thought at times I would never get through it and I haven't yet by a long way, major surgery and other family things that have been very hard to deal with - it's left me paranoid, stressed and vulnerable and I feel like running away sometimes but I know that I will take my problems with me, so I have to try to deal with it and it's not easy, my husband gets fed up with me but us women are stronger than we think and we will come out the other side one day, be strong Elaine everyone here is there for you including me, xx
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      Me, too...I get so paranoid about it, though I know what it is because I've had these type of "hypoglycemic" episodes before (like once in a blue moon). And they never caused me to stress out about it.  It just bothers me more now I guess because my health anxiety is gone up with perimenopause.  Plus I think these dang hormones keep sending the wrong signals to my brain.
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      Hi again Lou I lost both my parents in the last two years mum in January and Dad 2012 its really hard and so missing my Dad he was always there for me whenever I was down. My Mum suffered a set back just before Christmas rushed to Hosp with raging fever she got passed Christmas but died in Jan. So yeah had it tough they were both in a care home and that's where they died. Glad it wasn't in hospital though. Yeah dear hub gets exasperated with me too. I am for you hear too luv and hugs.😄
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      Health anxiety huh tell me about it !! I have had every disease under the sun in my head and it's awful, googling all night long convincing myself I'm dying, but I'm trying very hard to stop myself, you're right I'm convinced now after talking to others it's all down to wretched hormones, gosh what have we done to deserve this !! X
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      Yes its been a tough few years but you gotta keep going though . It the good,bad and the ugly...to coin a phrase and we all sound so sensible and together. Little does everyone know going through hell...but hey ho. Love and hugs to you.😃
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      Oh my gosh you really have had a rough time of it that's so awful for you, we are similar actually because I found my father 2 years ago after he left me and my mother when I was four, I searched for him for years and finally found him through a detective in the end, he died last May and I found out lots of secrets that almost destroyed me, we sure do get dealt some hard stuff to deal with and life is cruel, I'm so sad for you try to remember all the lovely times you had with your wonderful mum and dad and I'm sure they loved you very very much, xx
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      Yes its been a cruel hard time over the last few months but poor your finding your dad had died. Lou thank you so much for your very kind thoughts they are well appreciated. Take maybe have a chat tomorrow. I Gunna try and get some sleep now night to you.
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    Hi liggy

    yes i was like that for 10 years in peri and still am post meno ( aged 50) 

    have to eat little and often whether want to or not otherwise i am wobbly and diizzy, looking for a chair and in early peri i actually had 3 faints ..

    horrible isnt it ..

    jay x

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      I agree, jayneejay. This feeling is horrible. I get to the point I might faint these days and that's what scares me. When I was younger and had these episodes, I could eat something small real quick and they'd go away. No problem. Now I get all paranoid about it. sad
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      Hi liggy

      Just saw my GP at the time and lots of blood tests. no specialist was involved..

      One faint was in a big dept store, i was on my own and woke with a policeman going throu my phone and 2 paramedics checking me .. BP was low low low ..

      Just hormones were mentioned and menopause.. By GP and low BP episodes etc

      Jay x

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      Hi jayneejay

      That must have been horrid and Scarry at the same time. The only time I ever fainted was just before my period years ago queuing for a table at restaurant. Weird lost hearing the next thing I knew someone was pushing my head between my knees not a good look. I guess that was hormones too now its a whole new ball game. Having a flush right now. Happy Easter😄

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      Hi liggy. When i started in peri in 2012 may of been earlier but didn't know it, i started to feel faint/dizzy and wobbly so I mentioned it to my endocrinologist who i already see for a hypoprolactinima tumour, he sent me for a 6hr blood glucose tolerance test when concluded i was hypoglycemic as my level came down to 2.2. I was told to eat little and often on a low GI diet which i do but find it really hard as i have no appetite and am nauseas before and after food so i understand how you are feeling and this only happened to me when i started to get peri symptoms.  I used to go all day without eating up until dinner time without any dizziness or feeling that i would faint but obviously i have changed and this has taken my confidence away as i won't go far on my own in case i feel faint and i'm obsessed with eating something every three hrs as im terrified of the symptoms returning, I think this is what has also brought on anxiety for me.  I must say Im not as bad as i was but eating and food are of no interest for me. I have stopped testing my blood sugar level cos i was becoming obsessed with it. What does your level drop to?  Have you  tried Belvita biscults the oat and milk ones i live off as there bland low in sugar and dont make me feel sick.  I do hope it improves for you, I know what your going through.  Sending you a comforting hug xx
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      Thnx for the hug...I really need it these days. I understand what you feel...I used to be able to on longer without eating, especially when I had to wait on others.  But now I can't. That does make my anxiety worse, too, coz I worry that I will pass out somewhere unsafe. My last blood sugar reading was on 3/31/2015 where I got 77, normal range is 70-120.  The blood was taken about 2 hours since I ate some oatmeal.

      Funny you mentioned testing your blood sugar.  I wanted to get me a meter to check myself but I  might get obsessed with it too. My doc already said I have OCD because I check my blood pressure multiple times a day.  I just hope this will get better once my hormones start regulating (if they ever will!!). 

      I will try Belvita biscuits.  I see them at the grocery store. So hard having to think about what I need to eat to prevent these episodes! 

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      I too was going to purchase a blood pressure tester as mine keeps dipping too low but i knew i'd get obsessed, i think i maybe a little OCD too.  Sorry but my sugar level test number's are different to yours and my meter reads that between 4 and 8 is normal, are you in Britain liggy ?  Sorry i said oat and milk when in fact there cereal and milk I've just looked in the cupboard.  I take them to work and always have them at my test and just graze on bits of them through the day.  I think its trial and error what suits you but i've learnt to graze.  I agree with you saying when your hormones start to regulate and settle down hopefully things will get better for you.  Keep posting on here cos it will help x
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