Questions regarding hypoglycemia

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Hello, I woke up today feeling anxiety as always and I was online searching around when I saw the word "hypoglycemia" and now I've been in a panic for an hour googling symptoms, so my question is

I've only had 1 blood test in my life about a year and a half ago, the doctor took a couple vials but I was never told what they were testing for, I remember them saying "everything" haha, if I could contact them and ask them if they tested my blood glucose I would feel better but sadly I cannot. Is there a chance they do test it? It was for my heart palpitations and anxiety is why I got it, idk why but sometimes when I get these thoughts in my head I can't let them go. I had a heart echo recently and it's costing me $2000 for them to tel me my heart is normal and I can't afford to just run to the doctors office right now and get tested or I would, it raises concern because I watched a video of a guy who was having a hypoglycemic attack on YouTube and it was kinda similar to what I think are my "panic attacks" at night, he was being stubborn and not drinking soda and when I have panic attacks I get really scared and when I'm told to lie down I freak out and feel trapped, I don't like being told what to do when I'm in that state and it raised more worrying. I also experience heart palpitations sometimes and I just always feel uneasy, like there's something in my chest squeezing or hallow or something. So thank you very much for reading and answering I'm just really concerned maybe they don't do glucose test for anxiety but they just checked my hormone levels? She took about 2 or 3 different vials if I remember correctly

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    Also, I am almost never hungry and that also leads me to believe I could be hypoglycemic, I never eat when I feel an uneasy day, I have to forced myself to eat yogurt or I just drink large amounts of milk until I make it to the night when my appetite increases, I thank anyone for their advice
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      Thank you I guess I'm just trying to find a reason for this panic disorder, I feel like it would be easier if I did have something wrong with me, I'm glad I don't tho

      I went and coughed up $70 for one and 50 strips

      It was 107 3 hours after eating and I guess that is within a somewhat normal range. Onto something else to obsess over, thank you again

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    I totally know how you feel! I have been having the same thing and was seaching around on google for an answer and came across this: Idiopathic postprandial syndrome. Its a form of reactive hypoglycemia that isn't dangerous because most doctors don't consider it hypoglycemia at all. Also people who display the synthoms of Idiopathic postprandial syndrome don't have low blood sugar and it doesn't show up on blood tests. Your body just feels like it does. Weird right? Its hard to explain but reading the wiki page will make you feel a lot better becuase it's not dangerous. I suggest eating smaller meals every 3 hours and you will start to see a change in the way you feel. Hope this helps! Also keep in mind that plan old anxiety can make you feel this way. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiopathic_postprandial_syndrome 

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