Low blood sugar

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hey everyone

does anyone experience low blood sugar either during or before your period and not a diabetic. im 46 and probably in perimenopause maybe 2 years now

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    YES! If I don't eat something on the spot, I feel like I'm going to fall down or pass out.

    Used to be able to go almost all day without eating, since peri, forget it!!! Unfortunately carbs and protein help.

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    Hi Kelly

    I used to get it before I started taking bhrt. Its because the endocrine system is responsible for hormones and also regulating blood sugars. My tests always came back fine but at points during the day I'd be faint and clammy. I'd eat a biscuit or have some fizzy drink but it's a right pain. If you're not on hrt you may want to just make sure you have regular snacks xx

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    I had to take an orange juice from the refrigerator section of the food market and start drinking it while shopping the other day. It came on suddenly...weak in the knees, hands trembling, all over shaky feeling. Ugh! I hate that feeling.

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    thanks guys, i was shaky yesterday and feeling kinda faint which of course sparked my anxiety for the rest of the night. i was able to test my sugar and it came back at 72 not real low but definitely heading in that direction. just another thing to worry about now 😔

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    Yup and was diagnosed why hypoglycemia. Never an issue until this past year (I am now 44) and Dr. don't attribute it to hormones but I think it is since I have every other peri symptom. Dr. said eat small meals throughout the day low in sugar and high in protein. Seems to be helping.

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    good morning, yes right before period progesterone is high and when its high it can make you more sensative to blood sugar drops and during period you can have low sugar too from low hormones as well. Hormones affect everything! Im 49 and i think i have been going thru this since a year after son was born so i was 44 and it sucks sometimes im fine and dont have pms and tines like now during my cycle or end of it im an emotional mess and think im crazy losing my mind! i know im eatrogen dominant and was going to doctor that deals with this and she put me on progesterone but i was only on it for 3 months she was too expensive it was all out of pocket didnt take insurance so now im going to go to endocronologist!

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      thanks for the explanation Christina, very helpful! my mom was a diabetic so i know i am predisposed to it already. hoping this isnt an early sign and more hormone related for me

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      have you got checked for it it rins in my family too my mom is alwzys on me about it but i thinknits just hormones stress anxiety and anxiety makes you have all weird sensations and it can affect you even if not anxious.

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    hello kelly

    i could go all day without eating without any effect but since i started in peri in 2012 i would feel faint and shaky all day, i went through a 6 hr glucose intollarance test which showed i was hypoglycemic ( low blood sugar) so i have to eat little and often to keep my sugar levels stable but its hard to eat so often when you have no appetite and nauseas. Like the other ladies i now believe its to do with hormones in meno. iv been in meno for just over 3yrs. i always have a protein nut bar in my bag where ever i go.

    take care everyone x

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      thanks anxious, i was the same way.until this peri thing started. im guessing i need to be more prepared as well.with something to snack on. this is a crazy ride for sure. thank ful for this forum or i would lose my mind

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