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Old 04-10-2014, 04:06   #1
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I'm really concerned about what happened today and I'm still feeling some awful affects of unsteadiness , light headedness and a lot of anxiety. Maybe because I went too long between meals then didn't eat enough. I just don't know.
I had low carb yogurt and heavy whip cream in it thinking the fats would be filling. I actually went about 4 hours after eating this and as sitting down the whole time. When I got up I found myself light headed and not steady to walk but very rigid. I thought my blood sugar hit bottom but here it was 116.

I quickly are chicken, peas and mayo and an hour later still felt awful with sand symptoms. I know I shouldn't of but I felt I needed more food, I was near McDonald's and went there. I didn't eat all the bun but two pieces of meat added mayo with some fries. It's been another hour and I can't seem to shake this anxiety feeling. My current blood sugar is 128. I don't feel as bad when sitting but when I stand still I feel I am swaying. I hope I can sleep this off.

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Not everything we experience is caused by diabetes. If you are still having symptoms tomorrow, you should call your doctor.

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I don't know your whole situation so it's hard for me to advise you. If you are struggling with a LCHF diet and just starting out, you need to eat enough fatty foods to keep your energy levels up. Cheese and nuts are good as are avocados and olives for snacks.

If you are struggling to shake the carb/ sugar addiction you may feel as you do. Eating the peas will most likely cause a spike as they are high carb. Eating part of a bun and fries are likely to cause a big and quick spike as well and leave you feeling down as your BGL drops.

Maybe not right for you, but that's how it would affect me.

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I am not sure what your numbers have been but I experienced this a couple of times when I first started lchf and my bg readings were coming down. One time I almost passed out even though my reading at the time was around 135. My body was just used to much higher numbers. What I did was eat some protein and for a while after made sure I did not go too long without eating a small snack of nuts or cheese.

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Have you been eating LCHF for a while now, or going back and forth from low carbs to high carbs? If you have been, this could possibly be one explanation as to the feelings you're experiencing. I found that once I maintained a LCHF diet, the feelings of crashing and uneasiness went away.

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If your body have been running with very high blood glucose numbers just the act of lowering it a bid will cause a reaction similar to having low blood glucose and you can experience increased hunger. The body takes some time to adjust. If you eat carbs foods it will worsen your symptoms since the roller coaster will be greater causing more discomfort and more hunger. Eat more fatty food that will sustain you longer and if you need eat a fatty snack until your body adapt. Also be sure you are ingesting enough sodium and minerals like magnesium.

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Thank you so much each of you for your thoughts. Thankfully I feel better today but an exhausted. Really I feel I went too long between meals but after I ate I did not rebound for a few hours which is not common. I gained 3 pounds on low carb diet but I still hanging in there. I still struggle with the carbs so up eat them but I am under probably 80 carbs a day but they vegetable carbs, half a piece of bread things like that. I gave up my Diet poop with no results but yet I try and will keep trying.

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When I experienced hypoglycemia episodes - if they were extreme in symptoms, the rebound was not as forthcoming the longer I stayed on the roller-coaster of up and down. Once I started eating low-carb and ate often enough to prevent the hypoglycemia from occurring, it was much better for me.

That was a number of years before my eventual entry into diabetes territory. When I went seriously LCHF (<30g carbs per day) that put the end to any hypoglycemia because it totally eliminated the ups and downs of my BG.

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You went too long without carbs and then went high either from the combo of what you ate and your slow response. Then you dropped fast and, although it seems odd to say, your body thought you were lower than you actually were. It was the high then the drop that made you feel so bad. I have done exactly this and I feel really sick but it is the drop. If you drop from say 200 to 125, that is exactly like dropping from 125 to 55 to your body. Same symptoms, I have found. I would worry about how high you got, not how low.

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You went too long without carbs and then went high either from the combo of what you ate and your slow response. Then you dropped fast and, although it seems odd to say, your body thought you were lower than you actually were. It was the high then the drop that made you feel so bad. I have done exactly this and I feel really sick but it is the drop. If you drop from say 200 to 125, that is exactly like dropping from 125 to 55 to your body. Same symptoms, I have found. I would worry about how high you got, not how low.
You know I think that explains it is exactly how it went I think you hit it on the nail. I have been extremely diligent today fearing the worst of ever feeling like that again OMG never do I want to go through that again never never never

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