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Moody? Tired? Confused? Crave Sugar? It May NOT Be in Your Head! You Could Have Hypoglycemia

Started by Connie , author of SUGAR SHOCK! Blog 8/8/2010 9:05:41 AM

Hi Fellow Adventurers,

Are you moody, tired, confused, disorganized and overly emotional at times?

It may NOT be all in your head, as your doctors and loved ones may have told you. You may have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

And sugar just makes this condition way worse -- which is why you may have to remove the substance from your life. (That's why my doctor ordered me to kick sugar in 1998.)

Here's a list below of many symptoms of hypoglycemia. See how many ring true for you.

HYPOGLYCEMIA SYMPTOMS

Exhaustion
Sudden fatigue
Nervousness
Anxiety
Irritability & moodiness
Waking up with a "hangover"
Weakness
Faintness
Headaches
Difficulty concentrating
The shakes (when hungry)
Mental confusion ("fog" on the brain)
Crying spells
Depression
Apprehensiveness
Tension
Mood swings (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Dizziness
Forgetfulness
Nightmares
Digestive problems
Aching eye sockets
Indecisiveness
Heart palpitations
Bizarre behavior
Tremor (internal trembling)
Restlessness
Sleeping too much
Ravenous hunger
Craving for sweets/Sugar addiction
Backache and muscle pain
Cold hands and feet
Vertigo
Incoordination
Temper outbursts
Sensitivity to light
Negative thoughts and attitudes
Unnecessary and excessive worrying
Suicidal thoughts
Halitosis
Feeling best after 7 p.m.
Sighing and yawning
Premenstrual tension & bad cramps
Accident prone and loss of coordination
Shallow breathing
Family history of diabetes or low blood sugar
Itching and crawling on skin
Vertigo
Joint pain
Abdominal spasms
Craving for alcohol and coffee
Fearfulness
Blurred vision
Cold sweats
Edema
Numbness
Blackouts
Allergies
Lack of sex drive (women)
Impotence (males)
Leg cramps
Muscular twitching or twitching of eyelids
Gasping for breath
Smothering spells
Staggering
Slurred speech
Uncontrollable weight gain
Night terrors
Rheumatoid arthritis
Phobias and fears
Neurodermatitis
Nervous breakdown
Asthma
Hay Fever
Undue perspiration
Hives
Sinusitis
Colitis
Diarrhea
Arms and legs or body hurt when first rising in a.m.
"Motor-Mouth" (constant talking)
Alcoholism
Visual disturbances
Antisocial behavior
Sneezing
Skin tags
Feeling of "going crazy"
Dry or burning mouth
Ringing in ears
Hot flashes
Insomnia
Convulsions, coma, unconsciousness and seizures!

Wait there are more symptoms. These were collected by Myra Pinkham, former KickSugar moderator. (My sources are below. Hers are here:)

•    The Hypoglycemia Health Association of Australia, “What is Hypoglycemia”, Jurrian Plesman

Migraines
Aggression
Limited attention span
Learning disabilities
Bedwetting in children
Hyperactivity in children
Candidiasis (Candida Albicans)
Chronic fatigue syndrome

•    Hypoglycemia Home Page Holland, http://hypoglykemie.nl

Menstruation disorders
Immune system disorders

•    Safe Harbor Alternative Mental Health On-line, www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/hypoglycemia.htm
“Conquering Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue Without Drugs – The Role of Hypoglycemia”, Professor Joel H. Levitt of The Anxiety and Hypoglycemia Institute

Tachycardia – racing pulse due to high adrenaline
Rubbery legs
Twitching, jerking and cramping of leg muscles
Waking after two to three hours of sleep
Abnormal weight – too high or too low
A diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse
Lack of appetite
Red blotches on skin or circular arcs of red skin
Can’t tolerate bright light or loud sounds

•    EMedicine.com,  “Hypoglycemia, Kenneth J. Snow MD, instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Hallucinations
•    The Diabetes Institutes Foundation, www.dif.org/DiabetesTopics/hypoglycemia.shtml

Personality changes

•    Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Dilated pupils
Numbness around the mouth
Craving for sugar and salt
Unusual patterns in frequency of urination
Pain in neck and shoulders

•    Pinksunrise.com, “Living with Hypoglycemia”, Sue Spataro RN, BSN

Hypothermia

•    “Reactive Hypoglycemia (RHG): FM/MPS Perpetuating Factor”, Devin Starlanyl MD

Inability to lose weight
Fat pad on the belly that won’t go away
Common in people with fibromyalgia syndrome
Heavy dreaming
Nasal congestion
Hunger pains including acute stomach pain and nausea
Dry skin
High triglycerides and cholesterol
Fluid retention
Brittle hair and nails
Dry, small stools

•    Hypoglycemia Association Inc., Bulletin #44 “Symptoms of Hypoglycemia and Hypoadrenocorticism”

Dry mouth
Studying is a tremendous effort
Disorganized
Feelings of guilt
Can’t handle stress
Motion sickness

My sources for symptoms above include:

Saunders, Jeraldine and Ross, Harvey, M.D., "Hypoglycemia: The Classic Heatlhcare Handbook." Kensington, 2002, Revised. Formerly called "Hypoglycemia: The Disease Your Doctor Won't Treat," New York, 1980.

Ross, Harvey M., M.D., "Fighting Depression." Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut, 1975.

Fredericks, Carlton, Ph.D., "New Low Blood Sugar and You." Perigree Books, The Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 1985.

Krimmel, Edward and Patricia, "The Low Blood Sugar Handbook: You Don't Have to Suffer." Franklin Publishers, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1992.

Ruggiero, Roberta, "The Do's and Don'ts of Low Blood Sugar." Lifetime Books, Hollywood, Florida, 1983.

Rosenbluh, Edward S. Ph.D., "Hypoglycemia: Low Blood Sugar Real or Imaginary."

Feel free to distribute this, but just give us the proper copyright credit. Thanks! (c)Copyright, 2010, Connie Bennett, Stop SUGAR SHOCK.

Do you have any of these symptoms? What happens when you eat sugar?
 

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I dont abuse sugar on a daily basis...but when im on my period not gonna lie.,..I WOULD PUSH MY MOM INTO ON COMMING TRAFFIC TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME CHOCOLATE!!!


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Reply by Connie

author of SUGAR SHOCK! Blog 8/9/2010 6:20:11 PM

You're funny! Rings bells for me -- that's the way I was in 1998.

Yes, that time of month does tend to trigger sugar cravings for many people. But it can subside when you eat less sweets on a regular basis.

When else does sugar call out to you?


WELL...I always want sugar when im bored that's why I try to stay busy or find other hobbies! (like blogging)

...and im not shy about saying this...but I ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING SWEET AFTER I HAVE A "BIG O" IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!..THANK GOD THAT'S RARE OR I'D BE SUPER HUGE BECAUSE I WOULD ROB AN ICE CREAM SHOP...news at eleven!


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Reply by Fun On A Dime Lady

author of Fun On a Dime 8/10/2010 9:20:39 AM

Very interesting! That just about closes the case for me! I was thinking going gluten free for my son, but decided reducing sugar was doing just as much good. I used to do summer camps and worked with children whose parents took them off their "meds" for the summer and then would give them money to buy whatever they wanted. What did they buy...lots of soda, and candy, and whatever else was totally unhealthy. They were HUGE trouble makers. We talked to the parents and they gave us permission to not let them buy the unhealthy stuff. These 4or 5 kids from the group were horrible when the summer started, but 10 weeks later, I realized I hadn't pulled them aside to discuss their behavior in weeks!


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