Zia Nuray (zianuray) wrote,
Zia Nuray

Possible medical question

So sometimes I forget to eat, or I didn't eat enough at the previous meal or whatever...and when DH gets home, I'm irritable and confused and tired.  I was thinking that this is from forgetting to eat. but several people have told me that I need to get checked for hypoglycemia.  Anything I've been able to find online -- or in books/magazines, for that matter -- says that hypoglycemia is a side-effect of diabetes.  IF this is the only problem I'm having, I don't want to throw myself into the money-grubbing hands of allopathic physicians who over-prescribe and under-evaluate and over-test.  Which is every one I've ever encountered, and yes I'm including DOs in that.

Also, while I AM into alternative medicine, I do not believe that someone looking at a drop of your blood under a microscope is going to be able to diagnose every possible ailment you might have and I do NOT believe in iridology (yes, I've had it done, it was a waste of my time and money), muscle-testing, or Christian Science.

Any suggestions other than setting a timer (which I'll probably ignore) to go off every 4 hours and remind me to eat something?

It's also been pointed out to me that this may be why I have so much trouble losing weight -- when you're confused and about to cry, and you know for a fact a granola bar will fix that and you aren't together enough to be trusted with a stove, you eat the granola bar or whatever else you can grab quickly.  Apparently this is common for people with hypoglycemia.

SO -- without going to a "real doctor *gag*" -- any suggestions how I can find out if this is a problem for me and how to defuse it?

***ETA:  See why I ask things here?  Smart people who deal with the same durn thing and know what they're talking about!

Tags: health
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