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Old 11-14-2011, 03:32 AM   #1
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Hypo During Sleep Causing Mental Trap

For a few years now I've suffered with some anxiety and depression, I am on meds for that and am doing ok, however I am also diabetic and I believe both together are causing some problems for me.

I had one of these episodes today and am still thinking about it now, it was horrific. Basically my sugar levels dropped rapidly this morning after taking my insulin and falling back asleep. I woke up and because my sugar levels were so low I wasn't fully awake yet I also knew what I was doing and can see and hear everything as normal. One of my recent anxieties has been about going to hell, I have no idea why, I've done some bad things in my time but nothing major, anyway this morning when having this attack I convinced myself I was in hell and couldn't slap myself out of it, I was drinking lucozade at the same time to bring my sugar levels back up but that takes around 10 minutes so in the mean time I had to suffer this awful trapped feeling. I hate it, it absolutely frightens the crap out of me, there is literally nothing I have ever experienced as terrifying as this, nothing.

I was just wondering if anyone here experiences anything similar to do with hypo's during sleep? One thing's for sure is I will not let myself go low again during sleep, I would rather my sugar levels be extremely high than risk experiencing this again, the fact is when I look back at what I was experiencing it still scares me as much now, I literally cannot explain it, worse feeling possible.

 
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Nearly 100 views and not a single reply, I know the post isn't that old but any sort of response would be good, really need something just to comfort me a little, this experience has shaken me right up and hours later I still cannot stop thinking about it, I'm petrified.

 
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Hi there HampshireChappy

Gosh I read your post and it sounds awful what you went thru !!

Please feel comfort there are lots of people out here who would understand what you've just been thru.. tho you haven't heard from them yet..

My partner of 8 Months has Diabetes, he's now 57,
has had it since he was only early 20s ..

He controls his blood sugar when it goes low by eating jellybeans.. he always carries them wherever he goes.. he has a pump inserted with a little pipe into his stomach so that helps a bit..

try and keep yourself busy reading something interesting.. or watching something to hold your attention..

Anything that'll do rather than thinking about your dream !!!

Cheers... belle

 
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Hi again H/Chappy

I asked my partner if he'd ever experienced what happened to you..

He replied " No nothing like that " ..

the nearest thing that occurred was where he collapsed and went out to it a couple of times.. but he came around with the help of other people.. ,.

Have you spoken to your GP about it?..

or a Friend who understands ?.. ..

Don't keep it to your self...you should share your fear with someone..

Remember : a problem shared is a problem halved..
and you've shared it with me..

There are many who would like to help you as well, I'm sure....

My thoughts are with you..

Kind Regards.. belle

 
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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Hi, diabetes can cause may things, even when it is low. You can get combative, out of control. Having low levels, you need to get the glucose up to normal levels. Keep a pop or candy bar next to you bed at night if you have a problem with it low when you wake up. I had a friend who kept a small can of orange juice at her beside and drank upon waking every morning. Try something. Hugs for today.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:55 AM   #6
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Thanks folks, always nice to get a reply, I have booked an appointment with my GP and shared my experience with my partner, that along with reading responses online are helping. Thanks again.

 
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Hi H/Chappy ..

Was so pleased to hear you've taken some positive steps, & shared with your partner and GP .. Brilliant.. !!

& great to know you found the connections on here helpful for you..
Keep it up !

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Had another episode of this today, I very rarely shed a tear to anything really but this hit me so hard today I just broke down. It truly was awful and I only hope and pray that it is just a temporary thing whilst being hypo, I would not wish this on anyone, ever, no matter how evil the person may be I simply would not hope for anyone to experience this truly frightening experience, I would literally rather have broken bones than experience this again, but no doubt I will. I'm going to have to go back down to the doctor again, I hope they can give me something but I doubt it. I know the world, the people in it and all the people that have been in it and everything else in this life are bigger than just me, I'm certain everything isn't created just for me to experience what feels like hell, yet I'm finding it hard to not believe that. It was so bad this morning I even thought or convinced myself that something whispered to me that I was in hell, this is how bad things have got for me.

I genuinely believe I am not that bad a person, I have my faults but I regret them. I don't deserve this yet I am being dealt with it. I know no one can answer this but I would love to know why. I pray to God for help as I don't think anyone or anything else can help me.

 
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Hi H/Chappy ..
That must've been so scary for you !!.. I'm so sorry to hear it happened again..

I wish I could help... but I guess the answer will be to go back to your Dr..
and get something that WILL Positively HELP you.. with out any " Maybes"

I'd hate to be in this position..
my body's almost crapped out but nothing like yours...

I've got a man ( lives 1/1/2 hrs away from me who really cares ) and he makes life worth living..

He suggests things I might like to do,makes me things ( he just made me a builtup Garden last w/end, & gave me a beautiful rose bush.. ).. Things like that..

I know your problem isn't lack of people caring..
,it's just an answer to what's happening with your Diabetes..

and until you get to the Dr. it won't be resolved..

So I hope you will have people giving you suggestions on here , trying to help make you feel better until you get to him..

Is the Dr very far away?.or hard to get an appt ?.

I live in NZ where it's easy to get to a Dr..
tho getting the right answer could be difficult for you..

Maybe you could ask to get sent to a hospital for suggestions at a specialist?

I live in a Town where we have a Teaching Hospital,
lots of Specialists on hand to get answers to questions like yours..

I do I hope you could get some help like that!!

Mine sent me to a Neuro Surgeon and it was the begginning of my journey for help..

That was 2000,
I'm now in a W/chr after 3 operations,but I'm now the best I've ever been with my new man and his positivity..

So I wish you all the best and hope you will get that help you need.. H/Chappy..

I will be thinking of you ..
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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Thank you very much Belle, I really appreciate your kind words and thoughts, as I said before just reading things like posts on here helps a little bit.

My GP isn't far away but appointments are hard to come by, I will just have to keep trying though and make sure I get this worked on asap, getting an appointment shouldn't be a problem, I need something that will work and work fast, I can't imagine what I'll do if I experience this again, it sends a shiver down my spine every time I think about it. If my GP doesn't do anything helpful I will just take myself to the hospital and see what I can get done there.

For now I will just try to concentrate on the important things in my life and try to stay as happy and positive as possible, which is obviously hard at the moment as these attacks stay in my mind for days, they really get me down.

Thanks again Belle.

 
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You try and share all this with your partner .. like I said, a problem shared is a problem halved..

I'm going to email my friend who has Diabetes and tell him how your'e getting on.. He might have some other ideas he can think of..

Do keep pushing for an appt. with your Dr. and do what you said...

Stay positive and happy as you can..
have lots to do...
and remember, there's us out here thinking of you.. with good thoughts!! ..

Hang in there HappyChappy !! I'm with you...

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Hi H/Chappy

Thought I'd just check in today to see you're ok ?

I hope all is still going well at the moment..

that your staying positive as u can,

you've told your partner what's been happening..

& you've applied for an appt with your DR a soon as possible.. .....

Cos u can't go on like that.. ...

Let me know how you're doing..

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Hi Belle, sorry for the late reply, not been on the PC much, been too busy (which is a good thing for sure). I'm ok at the moment, it takes a while to get over these attacks which is why I just hope for no more. I've seen my GP and we've gone through some things to prevent these attacks happening again which is good. It's not going to be easy and I don't think I'll ever be able to prevent them on a permanent basis but if I can do my best to keep them to a minimum that's something.

Anyway all good at the moment, thanks for your concerns and post. Merry Christmas to you!

 
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Hi Happy Chappy..
Nice to hear from you again..

I hope you had a good Xmas like I did..
Lots' of food to eat and lots of goodies .. and nice company.

Glad to hear all is going ok at the moment..
Keep it up ..
Cheers.. Belle..

 
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I wake up hot & sweating when my BG is low. Is warmth a sign of low blood sugar for others?

 
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