OK, so, this seems like the obvious answer, right? Please, someone help me, I can't live like this........
So, I'll never forget the day. It was Halloween 2004. I was at a Walmart with some friends, and suddenly out of no where I got REALLY light headed. I couldn't figure out why I felt this way, and my friend had asked me when the last time I ate was. It had been quite a while. Maybe eight or nine hours. He suggested I get something to eat. There was a fast food restaurant across the street, so I stopped by there and ate. It took quite a while until I started to calm down and feel better. In fact, the light headedness may have not even gone away until the next day.
Anyway, so, the next day after about 6 hours or so of not eating, the SAME thing happens. I start to get light headed, my heart starts pounding, I can't walk straight, and feel as if I were to turn around fast I'd fall on the ground. So, I eat and the symptoms go away.
Here's where it gets worse.
The window of time between meals becomes shorter and shorter and shorter until I'm literally down to about 1 hour and a half after a meal and I start to feel this way. No matter how big a meal or small a meal. In fact, I've been so full before I've had to stuff crackers down my mouth just to make the symptoms go away.
I eventually bought a blood sugar meter, and started checking out the results. No matter how bad I feel, or how good I feel, my blood sugar is always between 70-150.
I even FORCED myself to not eat one time and made it around 12 hours until I literally felt like I was about to pass out. Before I ate, blood sugar = 85.
Within the proceeding years, I managed to gain over 100 pounds from having to eat so much.
I've seen endocrinologist after endocrinologist who have done SO MANY TESTS it's not even funny. The ONLY two things that have ever been abnormal are:
My testosterone levels (I'm a male) have been low
My Vitamin D levels have been really low
That's all they have found out of the ordinary. I've had at least 3 MRI's I can remember, and they've never found any tumors. Originally my doc was thinking pituitary.
So, fast forward to tonight which gave me a scare and caused me to say enough is enough and try to find a forum I can post my story to get some help.
I'm laying in bed, feeling like CRAP as usual since it's been about 4 hours since I've eaten. Suddenly I feel MASSIVELY light headed. Now, I should say this happens to me every once in a while, so I didn't think too much of it. But, I decided to check my blood sugar as I hadn't tested it in quite a while.
It was 64. I freaked out. I thought it was really low, but I'm getting different opinions on what's considered low everywhere I look. My Father is a doctor, and he says he considers 60-108 normal. On my endocrinologist lab work, the glucose range is from 65-98.
Anyway, anyone ever heard of this? It's destroying my life and my health having to eat every hour.
Thoughts, suggestions? Please help!
Thanks in advance.
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