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Old 02-24-2013, 08:14   #1
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I'm a bit confused and going to have to see my doc next week as my BS number are going up while over the course of the past 4 weeks I've:
- dropped 10lbs
- cut out virtually all sugary sweets
- for the first time in 15yrs I'm getting 7-8 hrs sleep versus 5 - 6 hrs (chronic late night habits and snacking have ended)
- getting semi-regular exercise

So my fasting BS numbers used to be in the range of 85 - 100 at around 6AM -- this morning at around 6AM they were 132. After a nearly zero-carb breakfast and meds they were 113. That 132 is a new high but they've been creeping up 105 - 110 - 108 - 111 - 105 - 110 - 115 - etc.

And I would say that my general random BS checks which would run 90 - 105 are up maybe 10 points on average. After a 25 min bicycle ride today around noon I measured 77.

And I have to say as I have in other threads --- I have also been stressed to the max during this same time. To the max !!! Some were real stressors and others I magnified. I'm trying to de-stress from this state but that takes time. In fact I'm sure this rash outburst I have was totally stress driven. Besides calorie reduction my diet remains largely unchanged.

Thanks for your help - I continue forward increasing exercise and dropping another 10lbs.

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The only thing you have to stress about it stress itself!

You're fine. Relax a little.

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That's reasonable. I have to work at understanding I stress and might not have to stress, but some things can take the cake, to the point of insanity and breaking.
It is a hard lesson.
I don't think that things in this world let up, and it looks natural that there is a relentless pursuit of things looking to rob one's peace and time. A certain constant of let's say evil in the enviornment.

I long for peace and rest from it, but everyday usually more and more on top of the heavy burdens and the load.

I have to laugh, I would rather escape it if possible.

I think I lean toward eating to handle stresses which is not good or any escape at all. More smoking cigarettes on top of it all.

Hey Blues Boy I can remember the years behind me. I used to lay back and listen to the old downhome blues from the 20's and 30's, I was very well into it and played on guitar some fingerpicking old blues. It was a great way of finding rest from the burdens.
These days I am older and not into music much anymore.

Not always the grace either, and I question why not, but always it seems that I don't want to be bothered again.

I still like to find a little happiness. Talking with you and this forum is a help with that.
But for sure things do not always go well and the tensions in life disturb me and pressure me.

I can rest assured though that it will all pass. Be strong in your weakness.

Keep sorting the things that bother you out and wonder what and why anything you like brings temporal joy and satisfaction.

Come to peace in your perseverance.

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Thanks for the comments and I know that this all seems pretty silly that I've potentially put all this in motion myself. I have to tell myself that 2 of my recent big stresses about health issues came up negative, and the other issues I largely have no control over whether I worry about them or not.

You know a decade ago I would spend over an hour a day doodling on the guitar working on the blues. My older mind struggles to see that as productive or useful. And a decade or more before that as a student I found time to meditate daily. I've got the guitars out but haven't really done much ... but I also tell myself that being in such a tizzy has left me sort of paralyzed mentally unable to sort things out.

I need to add a mental health aspect to the program I'm working through.

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A couple things could be happening in my mind. One is your body while changing to an even lower carb diet tends to purge more glucose and I believe raises one insulin resistance to safe guard your brain from a lack of glucose. This will eventually go away. The other thing is being stressed magnifies the above situation even more by pumping out cortisol which also raises insulin resistance. If your not opposed to taking supplements, GABA will do wonders to bring your stress induced BG under control.

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A couple things could be happening in my mind. One is your body while changing to an even lower carb diet tends to purge more glucose and I believe raises one insulin resistance to safe guard your brain from a lack of glucose. This will eventually go away. The other thing is being stressed magnifies the above situation even more by pumping out cortisol which also raises insulin resistance. If your not opposed to taking supplements, GABA will do wonders to bring your stress induced BG under control.
Yes the increased cortisol makes a lot of sense --- what brand - dose GABA do you take or recommend ? Thanks

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Yes the increased cortisol makes a lot of sense --- what brand - dose GABA do you take or recommend ? Thanks
Any brand will. I take upto 4 (750mg) tabs 3 times a day. If your stress has been really high for a while it may take a good bit of this to calm things down.

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