- 09-04-2007, 09:16 PM
2 minutes before I was done with cardio, I started feeling weak and hungry. I came home and starting eating... man I could eat 1000 calories if I wanted, but I won't. Is this what Hypoglycemia feels like?
I ate a banana, skim milk mixed with a scoop of whey, a cup of rice... shortly a chicken breast.... I'm starting to feel a little less weak.
By the way I hadn't eaten in 4 hours prior to cardio. I know, bad, catabolic, but I'm on A.A.S. so I'm not that scared of going catabolic.
- 09-04-2007, 09:18 PM
09-04-2007, 09:19 PM
09-05-2007, 02:44 PM
09-05-2007, 05:29 PM
[QUOTE=CryingEmo;985511]Is this what Hypoglycemia feels like? QUOTE]
It sounds pretty close! Symptoms of low blood sugar depend on the person. The classic examples are tremors or shakes in hands, excessive sweating, confusion, and deep hunger.
For me it depends on how low I get.
60-70 slight tremor, slight hunger,
50-60 slight tremor, slight hunger, confusion
40-50 excessive sweating, slight tremor, hunger, confusion
30-40 excessive sweating, heavey tremor, big hunger, dazed
20-30 sweat literally pours off of me in constant stream, shaking like I am doing the jive, ridiculous hunger, not dazed but completly out of it
I have only been in the 20 range 3 times, two of which scared my wife to death.
If it is hypo you were suffering keep an eye on it. you can always keep glucose tablets with you just in case.
09-05-2007, 06:02 PM
Well that, and EXTREME irritability.
In fact, the irritability comes first, then the cold hands, then the shakes, etc.
Don't think I should have any blood sugar tests when I get in that state - I'm liable to just start stabbing the nearest person too, lol.
Then I just pass out - but a controlled pass out, not an instant drop. My balance and co-ordination go all wonky - that's when I know I'm in trouble. Kinda like a drunk that knows they're going down in a few minutes, so I find the nearest bed, etc. You learn pretty quickly to keep food with you at all times once that happens.
My ex kept a protein bar or two in her purse all the time, lol. (Kinda funny, kinda not. Most of our fights start when my blood sugar got low). Although it did get somewhat annoying that anytime I disagreed with her or something she'd ask me if I need something to eat - but I couldn't blame her either.
09-05-2007, 07:18 PM
09-05-2007, 07:33 PM
You definately sound like you have had hypoglycemic episodes.
The only reason I know my sugar level is because I am a diabetic and have been for over 20 years. I have 5 meters and try to keep one with me at all times.
Part of the problem with being able to diagnose hypo/hyper based solely on symptoms is that symptoms differ between people. For instance, you said you get pretty argumentative. For me that is when my sugar is high. When I get low I become a babbling 4 year old. Two instances scared the crap out of my wife. The first one I was in the kitchen with a jar of PB and Jelly and a loaf of bread just babbling away, with sweat dripping off of me making a pool on the floor, stuffing half sandwhiches in my mouth. I ate about 12 in 5 minutes. The second my wife woke up in the middle of the night because she heard me crying. Yes, crying. I was locked in the closet and could not find my way out, I walked in trying to leave the bedroom to head to the kitchen to get food but I did not have enough brain power to figure it out.
I am a big fan of glucose tablets being kept in a gym bag for anyone that has suffered an episode of hypo or thinks they have.
09-05-2007, 10:03 PM
I don't think I've ever had it as bad as you. I do get very stupid though - every thought is fuzzy and it's so hard to think. At least I was smart enough to let the ex drive whenever I felt like that. It's like a dumbed down version of my ID takes over - but it primarily wants food and almost feels like my life is being threatened without it.
The worst thing I can remember that she used to bring up often was when a mosquito bit me. For some reason, I got it in my mind that she was watching the mosquito bite me and didn't bother to tell me - so I got mad at her for that for the next half hour or so. Then when my blood sugar was back to normal, the memory of that incident was like the memory of a movie you saw 3 years ago. You know it happened...but it seems so distant. Or maybe a fading dream is a better analogy. It's like they have to remind you that it happened, then you sort of remember it a bit...maybe...
I watch my carb intake now - especially simple carbs. I love pancakes with syrup and used to eat them all the time. But if I eat that now, I know it can cause problems for me in a few hours if I don't do anything about it. (Sadly, eating fat seems to help even though some ppl say it spikes insulin when the 2 are combined).
But I like to eat fat with protein primarily, and then easy on the simple carbs.
My mother is diabetic, and her mother was diabetic too. So whether or not the theory that diabetes skips a generation...the only thing on my side is that I'm a guy maybe? LoL.
The only real problem I have now is when I'm doing stuff with other people - people that can go without food for long periods of time. Sometimes on a movie set, you go for long hours and food breaks get pushed further and further back - and it's not like you can just leave the set whenever you want. I'm not lazy and I'm not a "diva" that whines about food - I just let them know ahead of time I just need a quick snack of something inbetween. But sometimes you're in an unexpected isolated location when this happens and don't have easy access to food. Beef jerky helps me a lot in those situations.
09-11-2007, 04:55 PM
I am hypoglycemic and also and ecto morph, it is hard to find a diet that works. I have to eat upwards of 5000 cals a day just to gain weight, wish it was easier. I do stay pretty lean though. I used to get headaches and light headed when I workout out but I take a pre workout shake and I sip on a malt/dex/bcaa combo throughout my workout.
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