Low blood sugar + anxiety
I have not officially been diagnosed, but I know that I have anxiety issues when I leave my comfort zone. For me, my comfort zones include my home, car and places at my university. My question is this: does anybody find that their anxiety causes their blood sugar to drop? I know I have hypoglycemia. This is because if I don't eat a meal every 5-5.5 hours, I start to feel lightheaded and faint. I even fainted once because I ate too little and exerted a lot (so my blood sugar had dropped). Since, then I've had a fear of not being able to get food, having low blood sugar, and fainting. When i'm in my comfort zones, I can stay the 5 hours without eating. But if I'm out with friends (an anxiety causing situation), after 3 hours following a fairly heavy meal, I start getting very bad hypoglycemia symptoms that go away with eating/ going back to a comfort zone. I can't imagine staying 5 hours without eating when I'm in anxiety situations.
I will go to the doc to investigate fully wats going on. I was just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences to mine? And if its reaaally hypogylcemia after 3 hours, or just my phobia of fainting and not getting food acting up?? Unfortunately, when it does happen, I can't imagine the symptoms being just due to anxiety, but I also can't imagine feeling low in sugar after only 3 hours.
Thanks for any help.