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.
This experience has made me wonder if anything is actually real, it's making me feel like everything is all just set into place to make me feel like I'm safe, then one day I'll be trapped forever. It's a horrible scary thought but it's just what's going through my head, it's bringing tears to my eyes just typing this. I don't know what I could of done to deserve this, I'm a good person, I'm loving, caring and sensitive towards bad things that happen in life, i.e, murders, animal cruelty, violence, etc. I've done my share of bad things but I really don't feel like I deserve these experiences. I cannot control my thoughts and will visit the doctors again, I just don't think anything or anyone can help me.
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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.
it sounds like your insulin needs to be adjusted, it's better to run a little high than low. have you lost weight recently? my mom lost weight due to breaking a hip and being in the hospital, and she started experiencing lows with her blood sugar. the doctor took her off insulin, she's still on byetta, but the insulin was making her go too low
Yer I did take my insulin and went back to sleep which caused this episode, why I did that I'll never know but I must make 100% sure I never do it again and just keep my sugar a little high if needed. Terrible mistake to make as this plays on my mind for days. Thanks for advising.
well what I'm thinking is maybe you don't need as much insulin as you're taking.....how does your blood sugar usually run? I'm not suggesting that you adjust it yourself, I'm thinking talk to your doctor.