After feeling fine all weekend, I woke up today feeling really ratty - dazed, lethargic, pounding heart beat and weak. I've woken up to these sysmptoms before but never so severe as to keep me from going to work.
Background: 5' 9", 192lbs.
Today was my first day back to work after a 3 day weekend. I work the 6-6 night shift. Last night, in an effort to avoid any type of "Sunday Night Insomnia" I took an Ambien. Instead of heading right to bed, I wanted to catch Sporstcenter one last time, figuring I wouldn't remember it anyways. As I was watching, I grabbed a popsycle (I do the shopping and it is rare that I intentially buy anything with sugar in it). It tasted good so I had another. The last thing I remember is that I was determined to give all 3 flavors a try before turning in. (There is the possibilty I had more than stated since I was told the box was nearly empty when my wife checked it.)
This morning, my wife and kid are shaking me awake on the couch and my wife is cussing at me like I must have eaten the last popsycle. I was still under the Ambien and all I can recount is her telling me what a mess I made on the comforter and that I had a popsycle stick stuck to my shirt. I managed to catch a glimpse of the huge orange stains as I apologized on my way to bed to finish sleeping it off.
I took the Ambien around 2am, woke up around 7am, went back to bed and forced myself up at 4:15 pm. This is when everything went downhill. I tried downing a coke zero for some caffeine, I took in a couple glasses of water, some natural cranberry juice and a cup of yogurt. Still feeling fuzzy, I got a shower hoping to wake the hell up, but still nothing. By the time I got everything ready to leave, I was considering the ER instead of work.
So, I started backing out of the driveway and realized it was not safe for me or anyone else if I got on the road being in the condition I was in. I grabbed a bagel and some more water and scarfed it down. 5-10 minutes later, everything started to clear up and I was on my way. Now I am dealing with what I believe to be a sugar headache.
I checked the popsycles and found they contained 7g of sugar apiece. I take Ambien on a regular basis because of the schedule I'm on and nothing like this has happened to me before. Of course I try not to eat sugar at all never mind a box of popsycles (in one sitting). I see the Dr this week for other issues and am wondering if this is serious enough to have a diabetes test run or just the result of stupity on my part for overindulging on sugar.
Am I right about this or is there something else I might be overlooking?