Re: Help, new to levothyroxine and confused
I could be a few things. Low blood sugar comes to mind first off if you fainted. When you're bleeding, you are losing lots of nutruents, including important sugars....top that off with you being hypo where blood sugar will be lower than normal to begin with typically and you could well faint. That also gives me an idea of your "need to eat right away". You might well be hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and you might want to pick up one of those blood glucose monitors to check for yourself. I use the Freestyle Flash monitor...it takes just the tinyest droplet of blood but if you test yourself often, you will know where you are at. Try to always keep something on hand that is sugary for when those epsiodes strike, like a hard candy or fruit juice or anything sugary that will raise your sugar fast. Once your sugar raises, you will need to get a more substantial sugar into your body asap to avoid another sugar drop. A solid meal is best but when sugar is real low, you need fast acting simple sugars like glucose, fructose, fruit juice or just plain old sugar in water will help.
I would also get my iron checked if I were you.
As for the language barrier, I would use a web service, namely Bablefish to translate questions. This is "blood sugar trouble?" in German:
This is "Fainted during my last period":
in Ohnmacht gefallen während meiner letzten Periode
It might not be a perfect translation, but the free service will be close enough for a doctor to know what your problem is.
I do business with China from the US as the owner of an import company and I use this service all the time to do business.
Last edited by nastyhashi; 06-02-2005 at 08:49 AM.