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Depersonalisation Vs Hypoglycemia?

cyn_sad

cyn_sad

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I've been dealing with what I thought was Depersonalization Disorder for 1 and 1/2 years now. But in the last few months I have been at the er/hospital and thought I was having an episode and found out that my sugar was very low. I was told I was borderline hypoglycemic. At my last psych hospital visit, upon getting the results from my blood work they rushed over and made me drink about 6 cups of juice. I was told my sugar was 39. After drinking the juice it then shot up to 199. Here I thought I was just having an episode of depersonalization. So while in the hospital they were checking my sugar every 4 hours and whenever I felt funny. About 50% of the time when I felt like an episode was starting my sugar was in the 40's.

Has anyone with Depersonalization ever also have hypoglycemia or diabetes? Also if you suffer from it you might want to have your sugar levels checked. Couldn't hurt right? I go to the dr today to discuss the issue and will update. Take care, Cyn
 
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Hi, this is interesting to me as I am to be assessed for dissociation / epilepsy as soon as the appointment comes through from the Neurologist...
in the past I have been told that I have had hypoglycemic issues.
Overall it seems they are keen to rule out seizure...so am i!

amathus.
 
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mellonheadgirl

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I dissociate and also get very low blood sugar. It doesn't feel the same to me at all. When blood sugar goes low i feel sick and cold and sweaty. I dont get those symptoms with dissociation.
 
cyn_sad

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I dissociate and also get very low blood sugar. It doesn't feel the same to me at all. When blood sugar goes low i feel sick and cold and sweaty. I dont get those symptoms with dissociation.
I was just reading online that one thing that should be ruled out when diagnosing Depersonalization Disorder is hypoglycemia. I feel sick when my sugar is low also but I was mainly talking about the confusion and overall feeling of out of body experience. I just hope its something treatable rather than depersonalization.
 
Mister.B

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I dissociate and also get very low blood sugar. It doesn't feel the same to me at all. When blood sugar goes low i feel sick and cold and sweaty. I dont get those symptoms with dissociation.
This.
I found low blood sugar experience to be more frightening than [most of] my dissociation experiences though, so hugs and love to you if you, Cyn_Sad, if you're going through that sometimes. :hug:
 
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ive been dealing with depersonalization for probably 8 years. It started as an occasional thing where I felt like I was in a dream for a brief period but over about 3 years it flipped and I pretty much never felt like myself. Over the years more and more symptoms came with the dp/dr... too many to list and last year while trying to figure out what was wrong with me I stumbled on the list of symptoms for diabetes and it fits my experience to a T. I went to the doctor countless times and found out I have sleep apnea but my tests always came up normal for blood sugar. Over the last few years I developed near constant heart palpitations that would always be worse after I ate. Finally, I stumbled upon keto (diet) and the first day I cut out nearly all carbs my palpitations practically disappeared. So I've been doing research on keto and came across Dr. Berg which is a great YouTube channel that explains how to follow keto and intermittent fasting the right way. He does offer products but I personally just want the free information. It's been almost a month now and I can't say I've been perfect at it but I'm noticing some serious improvements. I'm just watching an interview with Dr. Berg and Ivor Cummins (google/YouTube it) and he's talking about how the rate of diabetes/prediabetes is around 50%!!! Furthermore, testing for insulin is much more accurate for diagnosing than checking the blood sugar because the sugar issue is just a symptom of an insulin problem. I just thought I'd pass the information along cuz I've been going through hell for far too long and I think I finally found the solution. I hope it can benefit some other people out there too. Will update in a month or two. God bless.
 
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