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Re: Racer - follow-up to my last post

Posted by Rick on October 24, 1999, at 3:10:15

In reply to Re: Racer, get your effexor as sooooon as possible., posted by Rick on October 24, 1999, at 1:33:03

First, a correction: I meant to say that Effexor
could have been keeping noradrenaline from being
locked up in your brain (I left out some words and
thus ended up saying just the opposite).

While it's important to see a doctor, and to
hopefully get your Effexor back soon, I think the
best thing you can do is stay calm. Unless
there's some strange, major secondary cause --
which is highly unlikely -- someone with
non-med-treated diabetes (i.e., baseline mild
glycemic variantion) is going to suddenly change
overnight. Like Anonymous said, it's normal to
feel depressed when your blood sugar swings low.
I believe the more you worry about it, the more
fluctuation you'll have, and the longer it will
take you to get back under smooth control.

Below is something I snipped from an article at entitled "The Psychologist and Diabetes Care". In addition, along the lines I
mentioned in the last post, Medline has a 1999
article which tracked Japanese men over an eight
year period. It found that those who had some
history of depression at the beginning of the
study were more than twice as likely to
develop Type 2 diabetes by the end of the
study. Both of these (along with my wild theory) would seem to suggest that getting back your Effexor would be a wise move, especially if you have a history of depression or anxiety. (Noetheless, I reiterate that my purely UNprofessional opinion is that the wild swing you are going through now will calm down after awhile.)

Good Luck. And in the *unlikely* event that your
diabetes has suddenly worsened significantly, it's nice to know that an amazing amount of progress is being made towards treatment -- and CURE doesn't
look all that far off!

Psychopathology and Diabetes

Approximately one-third of patients with diabetes have diagnosable psychological problems at some point during their lifetime.2 Affective and anxiety disorders are the most common diagnoses and occur significantly more often in patients with diabetes than in the general U.S. population. These disorders can lead to poor glycemic control through alterations in neurohormonal and neurotransmitter functioning and through disruption in diabetes self-care.




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