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Old 07-04-2014, 08:35   #1
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I am, right in this moment having a panic attack. Although I am, I think on my way out of it.

I have been very foolish. I fell off the wagon that I was riding on so well. I have gradually had this snack, that snack and thought they would be okay. Well they were not. I went into the Dr for a UTI urine test and my Dr of course tested my sugar. It was high. I do not know the number but she had her office call me at home to tell me about it. That was a few days ago. I tried to get myself together and then went for the full blow blood panel. I then did the stupid thing, again. My husband said "Chinese food for supper" and we got it. I ate a full, an over full plate of CRAP. I did not just do this I did it after I fasted all night and half the morning. I ate no regular food before the Chinese food.

This evening I am sweating, shaking, my body is achy. I even have diarrhea. Any other joint pain I typically get seems magnified. I have not taken my levels in a long while (fell hard) and I decided to tonight at 2:15am after eating 6 hours ago and I was at 139 I immediately drank 3 glasses of water and did some running in place. I am on my 4th glass of water. I am going to do a little more running in place, some jumping jacks and then take my levels again. I have some medication for panic attacks but I am trying to not take it.

Please someone out there in cyber diabetic support world give me some encouragement, support, advice and yes I am even willing to take a cyber kick in the butt. I am off to the bathroom and then I'll take my levels again

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:44   #2
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Well that made it go higher 147. Ugh. My eyes are gunky. But that panic attack seems to be subsiding more. No more heart palpitations and the diarrhea seems to have stopped. I can't believe how honest I am being with anyone reading this. It's only because of the wonderful support I have received in the past.

I have to be at work in 3 hours. I don't know if that's happening

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I know you'll be fine. You recognize what happened & are determined to correct it, and you know we're here for you. Lean on us. Don't beat yourself up for the backsliding thing - most of us have been there, done that.

I'm sure sorry for this episode, but I gotta say it's nice to have you back! So here's another !



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Oh my! I had the same problem just last week. I was drinking water and doing exercises and my BG went UP 2 points. We get in a comfort zone--first one foot off the wagon, then 2 feet, and before you know it, you are all the way off! You just have to start again. You got on track before, and you can do it again! Oh, and stay away from Chinese food, at all costs.

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So how long should this uneasy icky feeling stay with me. I am still quite shaky. I can not take a reading again because the meter just gave the error message of needing a new battery. I am laying down and I am nauseous again and my hands are shaky. It is not helping that the pinched nerves in my neck and elbow are acting up

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It can take a few days for glucose to settle back down (and for a host of symptoms to dwindle away).

I learned -- the hard way -- to always keep extra batteries handy. I need the same disk-shaped batteries for several electronic monsters. Seems one of 'em always needs to get fed!

As for that wagon ... well ... it ever waits for us to jump back on! Sometimes falling's the only way to learn. (Guess how I learned that!)

As time goes by, it gets easier to turn down that tempting dish -- 'cause it no longer tempts. Promise! It also gets easier to deal with people, even husband-types, who -- in all sincere innocence -- throw boulders in our path.

Hope you can get a battery ASAP ... and feel better soon!

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Well just reading that my messed up levels could be causing this and that it will likely last a few days is comforting. Frustrating but comforting. I do have an appointment on Monday with my Dr so I will just push through. It really feels like my everything are shaky from my hands to my feet. And my hands are tingling. I'm sure the stress is causing inflammation which is not helping the elves in my neck. Well it's time to get up and dress for work. Maybe I'll just stay a half day. I'm sure they will think I want to leave for some 4th of July cookout. Wish I could have slept. Maybe later after a walk after work

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Elves lol the nerves in my neck. I have 3 herniated disc

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Don't know why, but I was able to translate "elves" quite well!

Hope you can get back to regular monitoring ASAP. I know that, after one of these episodes, my meter and I become very close friends, indeed (so do eggs, butter, cream etc.). Hope you can get that time off!

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This link is what I found last night when searching how to quickly lower my sugar levels.

How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

I have the nausea and diarrhea and my vision was gunky but I feel the other stuff is okay. Anyone think I should try to see a dr today or is a Monday visit with me walking, pumping fluids and eating almonds, bacon and cheese today an okay course? I can't see my dr because of the holiday so it would have to be an urgent care thing with a dr that does not know me.

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