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  • Posted By: do11face
  • December 8, 2007
  • 09:12 PM

First I would just like to say I have not been diagnosed with diabetes.
I have hashimoto's but am still struggling with my health despite being treated for it.

Anyway, I just wanted to ask about Ketoacidosis.

What exactly does it feel like?

What exactly does the fruity breath odor feel and smell like?

I'm asking because over the past 10 years I have episodes that seem similar to Ketoacidosis but not quite what is described in what I have read.

It seems to happen when I drink alcohol. (not every time just randomly).
My back will start to feel like it is spasming. It will feel hard to breathe and I get the fruity odor in my breath. Almost like gasses are coming from my mouth. I will feel very weak ans shaky as well. It's a very scary feeling.
It has happened when alcohol was not involved, too but alcohol seems to trigger it.

I've told doctors about this but they look at me like I'm crazy.
I had a 3 hour glucose test in Oct. The 2nd hour was elevated (slightly) the first and third hours were normal. The doctor didn't seem concerned.
I also had gestational diabetes.

I thought since the doctors aren't really helpful I would ask someone who has actually felt it before. Does this sound like Ketoacidosis ?
It is the closest thing I have been able to find that explains my strange experiences.

Thanks for any input. :)

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