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Quick Tip Thursday: Keep Snacks and Meals on Hand at Work to Manage Blood Sugar Levels at Work

Keep healthy snacks and meals on hand so you can easily manage your blood sugar levels while at work. Having food on hand at work can especially help prevent hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar).

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How to Work Unto the Lord when I'm so Tired?


I have HPA axis Dysfunction, which has caused my body to make very low levels of cortisol. Which has caused my adrenal glands to have severe reactive hypoglycemia whenever I eat anything other than meat. I eat broccoli, and immediately feel so tired I could pass out. On top of this, my adrenals crash if I take any vitamins or medications. So, I'm very malnourished, although I try to eat healthy, & I cannot take a steroid to help.

My question is: one of my sins is I can be prone to sloth. So, I'm mindful to try & "work unto the Lord." But I'm so exhausted. And with adrenal issues, rest is important. I already pray & read the word 2 plus hours a day. Some say to just stay in prayer & the word all day to work unto the Lord if you are ill. But I really struggle with more than 2-3 hours. How else can I work unto God while essentially sitting/resting much of the day? What can I do with my time that wouldn't be considered sloth? EDIT: I don't have a job right now, & don't feel well enough to get one bc of the reactive hypoglycemia. I've been trying to do things around the house, but I'm so exhausted, like someone gave me sleeping pills tired, all day.

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worrying about never getting an answer

hope i can find some advice on here!
any idea on what could be causing all this?

i started having symptoms in February 2023, my first symptom was Abdominal pain.
these are some of my current symptoms

abdominal pain (February 16) (achy,stabbing, sharp, cramps, /sometimes spasms)
temperatures/ fevers (99.0-102.1)
joint pain
heart palpitations when standing
feeling extremely full after eating something small
nonexistent appetite at times
upper stomach pain (achy/cramps)
abdominal pain getting worse after eating (about an hour after)
Upper stomach pain getting worse after eating (30-40 minutes)
(lower and middle)back pain (cramps and achy)
SOB when standing or sitting up too fast
lightheadedness when standing or sitting up too fast/ everything going black
stomach hurting/ feeling full after a sip of water
waking up with weak arms/legs
my hands feel like puffy and stiff when i wake up?
horrible Salt cravings (I can’t stop 😩)
Headaches upon waking up and last for a couple days
purple nail beds
Fingers curving in
Food feeling stuck in throat

i have been diagnosed with

(AMPS) Fibromyalgia
Joint hypermobility
Chronic pain
Chronic Nausea and Vomiting
Visceral hypersensitivity
Chronic gastritis
Abdominal Pain
Vitamin D below Reference Range
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Elevated Blood-pressure Reading without Diagnosis of Hypertension
Excessive Weight Gain

possible EDS as well
i don’t fully believe the IBS because i continuously get undiagnosed and then diagnosed with it/ my doctors don’t agree on anything.
i was also diagnosed with somatic symptom disorder but have been cleared from that.
my psychiatrist says they don’t believe it’s “my mind causing my symptoms” because our “minds are powerful but not to this point”

i have seen a GI doctor, rheumatologist, and awaiting to see an endocrinologist.
i have had fevers since i got sick, i believe my highest one was 105F (this happened while i was in a helicopter being transported)
i had abnormal labs back in March 2023 and some of them are still a little strange.
(i think these are all?)
lab work:
low WBC
low MCH
high RDW
low neutrophils
low lymphocytes
high CRP
mildly elevated ESR
mildly elevated Alanine Transferase
(barely) low Creatinine Serum
low Ferritin (has gone up now though)

i have had 4 CT scans (some doctor claimed he saw inflammation in my right side, however i have been told that is not true)
brain MRI
MRI to rule out arthritis
HIDA scan
i also have been tested for POTS but was told everything was normal and that i will grow out of it

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Sick of Sjogren’s Symptoms

Anyone else out there suffering with Sjogren’s Syndrome ?

I haven’t been formally diagnosed but my ENT and rheumatologist believe I have it ( along with my diagnosed psoriatic arthritis, asthma, IBS and hypoglycemia ). ANA bloodwork is positive but all other bloodwork for Sjogren’s is negative. ENT did not recommend a lip biopsy to help with a diagnosis because my dry mouth and other symptoms are too severe and recovery would be brutal ( his words ). So, instead, I have been diagnosed with sicca complex, even though I probably have seronegative Sjogren’s. We are treating the symptoms, with not much luck overall.

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I have #POTS , #Joint hypermobility EDS #Fibromyalgia #Hypoglycemia and #Osteoarthritis . Lately, for about the last 3 weeks, I've felt good! I have very mild symptoms: dizziness, pain, fatigue, headaches, constant thirst, but hardly any tachycardia. This has my worried, thinking it's not actually POTS, but something worse. I think my doctor may think I'm crazy if I continue to ask him if it's normal to feel ok. It's just that I'd felt really, really bad for such a long time. I'm just trying to understand if POTS symptoms can mostly go away. Will they come back? It's weird to feel good. Can anyone relate?

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What you think

Unsure if I have reactive hypoglycemia or just hypoglycemia, doctors don't listen just brush me off, think I'm a hypochondriac. All diabetes blood test come out negative. This blood sugar level is after a snack 1 hour after .
#LivingWithPOTS #Gastroparesis

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Quick Tip Thursday: Keep Medications And Meals In Sync

You may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you eat too few calories in comparison to your diabetes medications. Having too much food can cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Discuss managing your meal schedule and medications with your diabetes health care team.

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Mystery Night Episodes & My Resolution

Almost 6 months ago now, in addition to my other chronic health issues, I started having what I can only refer to as “night episodes”. I’ll wake up feeling weird, nauseous, shaky, weak and generally discombobulated. We had originally assumed it to be a hypoglycemia related thing. I took consistent readings of my blood sugar for a while and did a 10-day continuous glucose monitor and neither showed anything abnormal.

I’ve tried tracking my heart rate, my blood pressure, my temperature. I’m going to see a rheumatologist and a neurologist. But I’m struggling to even describe my symptoms.

Sometimes my limbs feel disconnected and floaty. Or they’ll feel unnaturally heavy.

Sometimes my head feels pressurized and floaty.

Sometimes I feel like my body is filled with bees. They’re not stinging, it’s not painful. But they are buzzing around. And I’d like them to stop.

Or it feels like my body has been hooked up to a very low voltage power source. Not enough to hurt, barely even enough to shock you if I touched you. But enough that I’m extra aware of so many nerves all at once.

The only thing I’ve found that helps is heat and food. I will grab a small snack and get under my heated blanket. Then I can usually get back to sleep. Once I get back to sleep, I’m usually okay.

I don’t get night episodes every night. But some weeks they’re more frequent than the nights I don’t. But they do seem to be connected to my circadian rhythm and anxiety as they’re more likely to occur on nights before I have to work the next day or when I stay up too late (past 10pm) and they have gotten a little less intense as I’ve been working on my anxiety coping skills.

Some nights have been especially bad though. One night I kept having a head-squeezing paired with the brain equivalent to the feeling in your nose before you sneeze. It would happen at random though the night. I was so scared I was about to have a seizure, which is odd, because I’ve never had one before. But I think it was so close to what I imagine the lead-up to a seizure feeling like. (For those that are aware of the lead up to their seizures anyway.) Then another night I woke up at 5am in a panic. I oriented myself, thought it was odd and tried going back to sleep. Every time from then on when I would get to the twilight phase of sleep, it would happen again. I’d get an electrical tightness across my chest and upper arms, and panic. Then rhythmically, even after I’d given up going back to sleep and got up, I’d feel like someone were taking each of my internal organs and squeezing them. It was discomforting to say the least.

At this point, I don’t have any answers. I don’t even have good medical terms to describe half of this. But I’m going to keep looking. The flame of hope flickers still. As a song from one of my favorite childhood movies says, “Hope is frail, but hard to kill”. Hope takes a beating. But she rises yet again.

I am determined. I will pray. I will search. I will be kind to myself. I will utilize my curiosity and be courageous. I will acknowledge my emotions. I will wander this road till I find my way home.

#Mystery #hashimotos #chronicinflammatoryresponsesyn drome #PostconcussionSyndrome #IBS