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????