Sunday, December 30, 2007


so.... i've been in cali for 2 months now. Seeing a naturopath. test results come back that I have completely normal insulin levels. We have no idea what is causing the hypoglycemia.

There seems to be some sort of allergy thing going on but we can't figure out what i'm allergic to. We are going to test for candida and other buggies soon. In addition we have learned that my adrenal glads are getting stressed. They have not reached "fatigue" status, but are getting close. My DHEA levels are really high. But everything else is normal.

My health insurance dropped me because i am no longer a student (had to take medical leave because the hypo and whatnot was too overwhelming to function at school). But I can't get health insurance now because I have a pre-exsisting medical condition that is unresolved. Makes all this really frustrating. Ended up in the ER right b4 my insurance dropped me because I have started to vomit/diarieah uncontrollably on a regular basis now. They released me after a full pyciatric review and a repremand that I need to grow up and deal with it. I'm trying to pay all my medical bills out of pocket. My parents can't/won't help me. I don't know what to do.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All in my head

I've been struggling for 6 years to get diagnosed and everyone tells me that it is all in my head. Finally got it confirmed this weekend, even though I have been following a hypoglycemic diet for 6 months already. It has been living hell.

What in the world causes something like this? Is it partially genetic?

I have to move to california from ohio and I'm concerned about driving this alone. I can't study anymore. It's just too much.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gtt Results + Managing Hypoglycemia

I'm going crazy trying to deal with hypoglycemia. My doctors keep telling me to go to the psychiatrist and that it is all in my head.

So I convinced one of the doctors at my college to let me take a GTT (5h). The results came back strange:

fasting: 93
1h: 63
2h: 95
3h: 52
4h: 71
5h: 84

I can't make sense of it because it doesn't match anything online or in books that I can find. The nurses at my college clinic are clueless. When the nurse called me she didn't even know that 93 was within "normal" limits.

I've been on something rather similar to the diet described here since April. I figured it out myself through trial and error this summer but the last month has been HORRIBLE. By the end of August, however, i felt healthier than I had ever been in my life and could eat (in moderation) almost everything I wanted (except the obvious.... candy, sugar, white bread, etc). This past month I haven't been able to sleep through the night (with nightmares, night sweats, even violent shaking that wakes me up) and my body feels constantly achy. My mood swings are severe, from absolute elation to severely suicidal. I have a constant headache no matter what I eat and can hardly concentrate on anything as if my head is stuffed full of cotton. Its becoming impossible to attend classes and get hw done.

It was never like this. The first month or so was terrible once I went on this diet, but then everything became really good. Its only been recently that I feel like my entire system is short circuiting. I think I'm somehow easily depleting my sodium levels as well because every once in a while when I get really really fatigued and my hypo symptoms become worse, drinking salt water greatly relieves me of many symptoms. I'm going crazy!!!!!! can anyone help me understand what is going on????