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Are there any diabetics on this board?

Posted by Racer on October 23, 1999, at 1:04:09

In reply to Re: Can you get samples of another drug? Samples of ?, posted by Noa on October 23, 1999, at 0:48:55

Aside from the Effexor issue, I'm both curious about other people's experience of brittle reactions and depression - and also worried and scared about the blood sugar thing.

It's been so long since I've dealt with ups and downs this way, that I don't remember what to do! It's easy to say that I should eat if I'm getting hypoglycemic, but it's not that simple. Eating may bring it up, but my experience today reminds me that eating may lead to a reaction that sends me spinning down even further.

So far, the depression isn't coming back in force. Monday I can check with the company about where my meds are. It's not that I can't get them, just that the company hasn't responded YET. It's only been about two months, and they do say it can take six to eight weeks. I'll get a week's worth tomorrow at the store, courtesy of my mother.

For anyone who doesn't know about what goes on during a hypoglycemic episode, it's got a lot in common with depression: today, I went shopping. I was looking for a vase for my cousin for Christmas. A salesman walked over and asked if he could help me find something... Normal, right? My reaction: I wanted to run away and hide, was sure I was doing something wrong and he was going to 'chase' me out or something. Doesn't that sound something like what depression can do to one? "I am in the wrong, I need to hide from this person..." In this case, though, it was my first clue that my sugar had dropped again. Feeling 'wrong', just generically wrong that way, that's usually a clue for me that I've gone into hypoglycemia, and need to fix it. I wonder how much of the worthless, wrong, gotta get away feelings that depression always brings on for me have something to do with the sugar stuff?

Anyone else?

(BTW: it's been about 7 or 8 years since I got this under control. I haven't had much trouble for all that time, so this is a bit of a shock to me now. And I'm wildly out of control already. Since I haven't had a problem for so long, and since it's diet-controlled at this point, I don't even know what to do with the high readings anymore... Any input is appreciated.)




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