Ok, here is the abbreviated version of my problem(s). I have horrible pain in my left hip. It hurts more after rest, so a movie is downright not do-able. I wake up at night, all night, with sharp, searing pain. It is not really in the joint as much as in the bone & on the outside of the joint. It does not hurt to push on the spot. It also hurts more if I use it a lot, which means no more running for me. My calcuim levels are fine so I know it is not hyperparathyroidism. The Rheumetologist (sp?) gave me an anti-depressent and patted me on the head and sent me home. Aspirin and tylanol do nothing. I have seen 5 different drs about this. They all give me anti-depressents and diabetes meds. The diabetes meds are for the next issue- I doubt related. Any ideas what might cause my hip pain except for being crazy?
My high blood sugar is consistent. It does not fluctuate much, except when I do something "healthy". My fasting blood sugar stays around 275. After breakfast, my blood sugar starts slowly dropping to about 200. When I eat is goes up slightly, with no difference between eating 3 ounces of grilled chicken or half a loaf of banana bread or two cups of spinach or an ice cream sundae. It returns to the low 200s within an hour. The only time my blood sugar drops is when I take aspirin and when I drink red wine. I understand the wine- it preoccupies the liver so it doesn't release as much glucagon. In these cases my blood sugar can go down as low as 140, but usually around 165. The sugars can reach the mid 300s to low 400s if I excercise. I have exercised by walking, running, swimming, weight machines, etc. They all have the same effect of raising my blood sugar. The funny thing is that if I take 2 aspirin and eat a whole bag of M&Ms, my blood sugar will drop about 30 -50 points. I was first diagnosed at age 35, weighing 128 lbs (I'm 5'7"). I don't take the diabetes meds as they have all made me gain weight, even on a 1300 calorie a day diet as a 10K runner. I have no diabetic symptoms- no frequent urination or thirst. I'm not obese, sedentary, over 60, or African American. Also, I make my doctors check my insulin level. It has been between 9.8 and 10.0 each time I have checked it for the last 5 years.
Does anyone know what else might cause high blood sugar? When I went to the endocrinologist and brought up these weird things, she said I was diabetic. When I asked her why, she said because I had high blood sugar. When I asked why, she said because I was diabetic. Nice circular logic.
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