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Old 05-17-2014, 01:37   #31
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I have diverticular disease and frequent bouts of indigestion, and often have many of the symptoms you mention, especially if I've been eating nuts or seeds. The tests you mentioned would determine if you have a problem with diverticulae.

I recommend adding a vitamin D supplement. I take 1000 IU of D3 in softgel form twice a day. Raised my level from low to within average range over a few months.

Hope you find what's plaguing you soon!
I'm pretty conviced it's something digestive at this point, but who knows. It's a very strange problem. For instance I just had an omelette with cheese and bacon and a small amount of brown rice with butter on it for dinner this evening. Within 10-15 mins I became weak and tired and shaky, checked blood sugar 30 mins after eating it was 99 (according to my faulty meter). It has been 1 hour and 15 mins after eating and I still feel shaky and weak.

There has been a lot of issues with gallbladder in my family but I don't think this could be causing these symptoms? It's so confusing but I'm praying these tests will reveal the problem.

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Look over your food diary and see if this shakiness always occurs with certain combinations of food. It could be the combo and not the individual food items. Does rice bother your stomach? It is a grain and many of us avoid grains, not because of the gluten. 99 is not a high or low number. Unless you took some kind of pill with your meal, rising blood sugar doesn't usually make people "shaky and weak."

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As your glucose levels rise your insulin levels rise to deal with it I believe. I also believe that the glucose will start to fall prior to the insulin falling. Virtamin D deficiency can have some very unusual effects. Work on getting that back into the normal level. It really sounds hypoglycemic, like a hyper response of insulin vs glucose release during exercise? A rapid use of glucose with over shoot of insulin? Would be neat to get a pre-activity sugar and insulin levels, go run for 15 mins and get the test done again to see what is happening.

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:55   #34
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As your glucose levels rise your insulin levels rise to deal with it I believe. I also believe that the glucose will start to fall prior to the insulin falling. Virtamin D deficiency can have some very unusual effects. Work on getting that back into the normal level. It really sounds hypoglycemic, like a hyper response of insulin vs glucose release during exercise? A rapid use of glucose with over shoot of insulin? Would be neat to get a pre-activity sugar and insulin levels, go run for 15 mins and get the test done again to see what is happening.
I also forgot to mention that my magnesium levels were low as well. I'm starting to wonder what other vitamins I am low on. I noticed within the past year my hair has really been thinning rapidly all over my head as well.

Also, over the past few years I notice I have had a huge increase in eye floaters along with trailing vision and sensitivity to light. My stools are also a very pale color which I was reading is an indication of a lack of bile. This might be a sign of some issue with the biliary system or pancreas but who really knows.

As for my exercise, the last time was when I went to shoot some hoops down at the park as I mentioned in a earlier post which I did take my blood sugar before and after which I should've mentioned. My meter reads way off compared to the hospital and lab so it's hard to trust an exact reading but I had a decent size peice of chicken and a small portion of green beans and waited about 20 mins or so and blood sugar read 97.

I then drove down the street to the park and shot some baskets for about 15-20 min and the started becoming shaky and feeling faint. I was nervous to drive home because I was feeling faint. When I got home I was still shaky and faint and I took my blood sugar and it read 107 which I would assume it's normal for blood sugar to rise during exercise. I was so confused as to why I was so shaky and faint with a blood sugar of 107. This whole thing is so crazy and it just doesn't make any sense.

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Blood sugar fluctuation can not be the only cause of shakiness and faintness in humans. Your doctor has ruled out heart problems, lung problems, hypervenilation, etc. correct? You aren't being treated for anxiety, PTSS, etc. either? Wow! I feel for you and wish you will be able to track down your causes.
Yakfishingfool might be on the right track.

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Blood sugar fluctuation can not be the only cause of shakiness and faintness in humans. Your doctor has ruled out heart problems, lung problems, hypervenilation, etc. correct? You aren't being treated for anxiety, PTSS, etc. either? Wow! I feel for you and wish you will be able to track down your causes.
Yakfishingfool might be on the right track.
Yea JT, this problem has got me and everyone else stumped. I really hope when they do the ultrasound they find the problem and its something that can be fixed so I can stop feeling like crap all the time. I mean it has been almost 5 months since I've quit drinking, smoking, caffeine, and all supplements and things seem to have only gotten worse.

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One other piece of advice. Find a good GP. One person to act as the hub of all the information and coordinate all the specialists. Don't surf from specialists to specialist. You will end up in a mess. You want someone committed to seeing this through to the end, not just push you off. May take a bit but find one you can talk to and who is willing to see it through. Scott

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Panic/anxiety disorder can also cause a lot of strange feelings as I was on Zoloft also for mine and then weaned myself off of it. I also have the IBS. When I get anxious or nervous which is rare now I get shaky/agitated/nauseous, as the anxiety also is tied in with the stomach. You need to stop drinking the energy drinks as they can cause jitters, heart palpatations and heart arrythmias. I have personally seen it. They are not good for you. I discussed with my physician about weaning down off my Zoloft as you have to taper doses intermittently. Zoloft can cause rebound anxiety issues. I take herbal passion flower now, but since changing my diet, I rarely have issues now with it. I also have PTSD due to parents death/illness and other things and changing my diet, exercise, yoga, meditation and EFT have helped me 100 percent. Eating LCHF also has helped me and has stabilized my moods significantly. I still have constipation with my IBS but it is not as frequent as before my diagnosis. I wish you the best, and if anyone can help you, these guys here can. Wonderful people and advice.

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Hello again everyone!

So I had my abdominal ultrasound yesterday and hopefully this will give some direction as to what is going on. When I was getting the ultrasound done the guy said he saw something and he kept having me turn over repetitively to "see if he could get it to move". I didn't ask him any further questions about it because the sign on the wall said not to lol.

At this point it's really all speculation until the results come back. I'm also having the Upper GI Barium Swallow and Small Bowel Follow Through tomorrow morning.

Last night for dinner I had a cheddar cheese omelette and one slice of bread with butter on it. Within 30-45 mins or so I had the worst head pressure imaginable and felt a little nauseous as well. I felt a little disoriented and was also somewhat shaky so I checked my blood sugar just out of curiousity and it was 100. Within about 2 hours the head pressure somewhat subsided and I felt a little better but obviously not 100 percent. I will note that I am definitely not celiac because all the tests came back negative.

I've recently alsobeen noticing an intermittent pain in the upper right part of my stomach under my rib cage but I also can get disomfort all over my stomach so it could just be gas. I'm really wondering what the guy saw on the ultrasound.

Again my thanks goes out to everyone on this wonderful site. There are a lot of caring and helpful people on here and it is much appreciated.

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Hello again everyone!

We finally pinpointed what may have been causing all this. About time right?! The barium swallow (upper GI) and small bowel follow through did not show any abnormalities but the ultrasound showed that I have a gallstone in my gallbladder. I'm going to have to see a gastroenterologist because they need to run more tests. I'm probably going to have an MRI so they can see whats in my bile/pancreatic duct.

I think it is quite possible that might have a stone in or near my pancreatic duct because its crazy how I get all of these symptoms after I eat. This morning before work I had a couple scoops of healthy choice peanut butter and drove to work. While I was driving I started feeling head rush/shaky and faint. I almost had to get off the road. I also have been getting intermittent pain. Hopefully I am nearing a resolution to this problem so I can go back to living my normal life again.

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