Before I ever got diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I've had a problem. It started with excessive thirst. I used to keep cups of gatorade out on the counter in the kitchen, before I went to bed, b/c I knew Id be waking up with extreme thirst. I couldnt gulp down cold gatorade as well, it was a little painful. There were occasionally nights, or mornings rather, my cups had been poured out--there was nothing made to drink, with sugar in it. 5 o clock in the morning, I would literally bolt up the stairs, with my eyes half closed, making gatorade b/c I NEEDED the sugar. Some nights I needed food, but it was usually just something to drink. Then later on started the frequent urination. I've always gone more times than the normal person, how can one forget the slack they recieve when having to go multiple times on car trips
After I started suffering with fibro, it became slightly ridiculous. I recall one night at a bar, in the course of a couple hours, I literally went to the bathroom 8 times. And NO I wasnt drinking alcohol:P All I had was coke. Some days/nights are worse than others with frequency. On average I'd say I go 10-15 times a day. I started losing weight pretty quickly after I was put on an anti-depressant. I was extremely nauseous 24/7. I lost 30 lbs in a month. It wasnt healthy. After getting off the medication I still always woke up nauseous, which kept me from eating. I started to really hate food, and it saddended me so b/c I couldnt enjoy it anymore. Eating was a chore. Not too long ago, I was reading a new fibro book. It said, many women with fibro, also have hypoglycemia, and it listed the symptoms. It sounded so much like me I was shocked. I started to eat more frequently, and it seemed/seems to really help. I've actually fainted in the past a couple times from not eating--I went to the dr. who suggested it might be diabetes. Considering how thirsty/hungry I get. Then I realized it might all be my lower BP? When I gave blood recently, she had to take it twice, b/c the first time I didnt seemingly have a BP. Second reading was 100/64. In the past Im usually low, but Dr's tell me I'm perfect. I was just wondering if anyone else might suffer from hypoglycemia, and if they have the same issues. Thanks.