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Re: Reading over Rick's shoulder...

Posted by Re: Reading Over My Shoulder?? on October 26, 1999, at 14:37:29

In reply to Reading over Rick's shoulder..., posted by Racer on October 25, 1999, at 19:51:19

Glad that you're getting your Effxor back. I'll bet that helps stabilize you a lot. I don't know where, but I HAVE read that people who have large unpredictable swings in blood sugar are usually undergoing significant mental difficulties (of course severe depression would qualify).

Regardless, the actual glucose levels you gave don't sound all that alarming, although there WAS quite a bit if swing, and they were DEFINITELY high enough to require medical advice FAIRLY SOON if they continue. But PLEASE, I want to make it extremely clear that I am NOT an expert on this subject -- I've just been reading things on the net and having a few discussions with docs. Keep in touch with your doctor, and if you don't think you've made sufficient progress (even with meds, should you begin taking them), see a speciallist (endocrinologist).

Well, it's off on (internet-less) vacation for me, so while I wish I had time to dig up a few documents on secondary causes for you, I unfortunately don't. But I do recall that secondary diabetes (i.e., caused by drugs, chemicals, or other endocrine or metabolic diseases) account for 2-3% of all cases.

Good luck, and glad to hear you're getting the Effexor back!


> Hey, it's OK, now that we're on the same page, right?
> Thanks for all your input. I will be asking my doctor about these drugs, because today was another bad day. I was actually too far gone to write out my readings, because I couldn't remember how. Breakfast was a total no-no, a huge chunk of cheddar cheese in hopes of raising myself. An hour and a half later I was below 60 again. I cancelled my afternoon clients, and came home, where I lay down and woke up again an hour later at about 205... (So, about six hours after that cheese.) This is so counter-intuitive for me!
> I'll be picking up my Effexor on my way back to work, though, so I'll see if that gets me back on track...
> >
> > BTW, I assume you aware that -- while somehat uncommon -- there ARE secondary, and frequently fully curable physical causes of diabetes (usually something that causes a hormonal imbalance). If not, you should look into this. If I recall correctly, some of these same problems can cause simultaneous depression and other mental disorders, and occur most often in women.
> No, actually I don't know about these, except for the gestational diabetes. I know that I suffer from what's called Luteal Phase Defect, so maybe they're related? (LPD is basically just really rapid cycling. I'm on a perfect set-your-calendar-by-it 22 day cycle, so eggs can't implant in my uterus - no time to do so.) Can you recommend anywhere I can go to read up on this?
> Thanks again for all your information!




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