Hello. I was wondering if I could get some straight answers, as my problems have been going on for years and no one seems to be able to tell me why.
I started having hypoglycemia when I was a teenager. My blood sugar would drop suddenly and I would need to eat something right away. Then as the years progressed, I came to find myself with a variety of different symptoms- frequent headaches, frequent urination and thirst, irritability, depression, chronic pain, fogginess and cognitive problems, tiredness, major weight fluctuations (both up and down), menstrual problems, stomach problems, etc, etc.
I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with Fibromyalgia, when I went to the doctor regarding a reoccurring pain in my wrists. After receiving the diagnosis, I did some research and yeah... I see a lot of those symptoms in myself. However, does that really account for the major problem with my blood sugar?
I've had my thyroid checked twice and told I was fine. I was blood tested for arthritis, and those levels came back "borderline". I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PMDD, and major anxiety disorder. Yet nothing really explains the Hypoglycemia, which bothers me more than most of the other things.
I have a huge family history of diabetes. In fact, my daughter was just diagnosed Type 1, back in December. My sister has Type 2, my grandmother and a couple of aunts had Type 1. And of course, I'm thinking that this may be the root cause of everything. BUT, I've tested my blood with my daughter's kit a few times, and while I see plenty of low results, I hardly see any numbers higher than 140. Does hypoglycemia occur in diabetes, unrelated to insulin dosage? Is diabetes only diagnosed when the sufferer has high blood sugar?
I have a checkup scheduled early next month, and I'm going to ask for a complete blood work, but I want to know- out of all of the symptoms that I have, what can I be looking at?
Thanks for your time.