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Old 04-05-2012, 22:44   #21
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I'd also like to know what meds you are on, if you are insulin resistant you can eat anything and still won't have energy.

Increase the fat content, forget about calorie counting for now, get lots of sleep, and eat to your meter. Do that for a month and see how you feel. These aren't quick fixes.

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The idea that I'm starving is a possibility. But I can't lose weight around my midsection. My upper body has no fat, in fact my face looks emaciated but it also looks like I'm wearing a tire around the middle.

On top of that, I suppose the big swings in glucose are a problem. I didn't realize my glucose was gong up and down like this prior to this week.

I didn't think this was a problem. At first it didn't seem clear but now I understand as some of you have pointed out that it's the fall in glucose and not necessarily the number that is making me feel hypoglycemic.

Falling from 150 to 110 in under 15 minutes, would that do it?

To foxl, I had an adrenal antibody test and I will ask my doc about the other two tests you mentioned.

I'm going to add more fat and let you all know what happens.

I'm on 50mg metoprolol been on it for 4 years but felt this way before taking it. I'm also on 50mcg Synthroid for hypothyroidism.

Speaking of which, I seem to recall having brain fog and dizzy spells after I was put on Synthroid. Can Synthroid cause problems with blood sugar control??

I remember telling my endocrinologist back in 2005 or 2006 that I felt dizzy and she said that it was not caused by the Synthroid.

The symptoms went away, but actually it is what I'm feeling now seems similar to the way I felt then. But my latest thyroid numbers are good (TSH 1.12, always about the same).

Anyway, I know that whatever I'm feeling is certainly from glucose because I feel better after eating an apple.

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Falling from 150 to 110 in under 15 minutes, would that do it?
That would do it for me. It would be like my body figured out the rapid drop had to be stopped -- 30 more minutes at this rate of descent would mean a life-threatening bg of 30 -- and my body would send me a signal. For me, the shakes and jitters and confusion are like the robot in Lost in Space: DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

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Can Synthroid cause problems with blood sugar control??
Maybe my dose of Synthroid needed adjusting. I just stumbled across this:

"Hyperthyroidism is typically associated with worsening glycemic control and increased insulin requirements. There is underlying increased hepatic gluconeogenesis, rapid gastrointestinal glucose absorption, and probably increased insulin resistance. Indeed, thyrotoxicosis may unmask latent diabetes."

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The auto immune thyroid disease, Hashimoto, can give you most of the things you are struggling with.
The dose of Synthyroid you are on is really, really low. I use more than double of that and I`m only 46 kilo.
If I were you I would ask my doctor for a new complete bloodwork and increase the dose to a more likely dose.
If you have Hashimoto, low carb is one of the kindest thing you can do to your body.
You have to eat enough, lower the carbs, increase the fat and eat the same amount as usual of protein.
I would also ask the doctor to check if you also have Graves disease. It is quite possible to have an hypothyrose with both Hashimoto and Graves, I`m one of them with both diseases, and if you have Graves as well, it will give you takycardies, bloodpressure which swings, feeling sick, etc.
Also, when you have an auto immune thyroid disease, your Adrenal Glands , B12 levels, vitamine D levels and your ferritin level often gets way to low, and all of those can give you lots of symptoms.

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Mr. T, are you still on Testosterone? I saw that you said you used to be. If you are not, why not? If you've been on it in the past for any given period, your negative feedback from your brain may have shut down your T production and you may need life long T therapy. Still it would probably get the sugar down even fast, but it may help in some way.

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