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Sleepy
11-29-2012, 12:47 PM
Does anyone know anything about this?

I have such strange reaction to food lately and am afraid this could have something to do with glucose:/


TripSwitch
11-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Have you had your blood sugar tested?

jiffypop
11-29-2012, 02:47 PM
Call your doctor, darlin. there ARE cases of hypoglycemia after WLS. are your symptoms related to any particular food? are you getting enough protein?


Sleepy
11-29-2012, 03:52 PM
I have tested myself today after dinner when I felt ill again, my blood sugar was high...I had headache, lightheadedness, my body was shaking...and after 15 minutes my blood sugar dropped to normal and I am feeling ok again. This is not related to any food it just happens no matter what I eat..about 3-4 times a week, usually right after dinner and sometimes in the morning...strangely never at lunch.

I gonna test my blood sugar for a few days and see a doctor.

Zeitgeist
11-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Reactive Hypoglycemia is a known side-effect of RNY. I would definitely call your doctor. I think most people can control it through their diet, which usually means really watching your carb intake. I think there is a medication that can help, though.

Sleepy
11-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Yes I did some reading about this, but it should happen years after surgery, I'm only two months after. And I never had any problems with sugar before :/ I will go to my doctor and check whats happening.

Zeitgeist
11-29-2012, 05:42 PM
That was what I thought too...that it usually occurs later. RH scares me a bit; I feel for those that struggle with it, as it can really limit food choices and energy levels. Keep us posted as to what the doc says.