soooooo one day about a year and a half ago... i was on the phone with my friend Kristen while driving around during lunch hour searching for a frozen yogurt place that had just opened about 15 mins from my job....
My job basically borders New Jersey, so i wasn't familiar with the Northern Jersey area where it was located....I kept searching, and realizing I was lost or not going to get to "sugar" or food intime, started making me anxious (i think??)
I always and still eat a full breakfast, I eat a 10am protein bar/granola snack, and then eat lunch at exactly 12.
My heart started pounding out of my chest as I made a u turn, I hung up with my friend...and quickly began to panic ... I NEVER had my heart beat out of my chest....fast heart rate yes...but the very strong pounding was new to me..
I'm not sure if it was the new or exagerrated symptom combined with the dizziness, foggy/blurry vision, shortness of breath...but I thought my sugar had to of been low
I quickly remembered I had starburst in my side bag, ate about 3, and within 5 minutes I was a little less pounding heart,...and more anxious about what just happened.
Still a racing heart (minus the pounding) I drove to the nearest food place I could find which was a Chipotle...I could barely stand, I had jell-o legs and felt light headed. I ordered my food, grabbed an apple juice from the fridge and chugged it down.
Still not feeling quite right, after I ate what I could...I went to the urgent care center....I had my BP taken and it was 160/(i dont remember...but I think 105) ((I do have white coat syndrome and get about 140/90 readings at the doctors although i'm always normal 120/80 or less!! .... they did an EKG which came back normal and tested my sugar and it was 109...well obviously because I just ate!
HR was just over 100 which is not uncommon for me...my active or nervous HR is about 120 and resting is average of 85.
Ever since that ONE episode I haven't been the same! After that day...I went to my internist and told her about what happened, and had the results sent to her...she didnt even ask for a glucose test to be done, and didn't do blood work.
She basically said I should carry a protein bar and eat apples and peanut butter for snack and egg whites for breakfast...BUT at the same appt also said I could have been anxious..
So what is it then? She didnt confirm or deny anything! I have been a wreck since that day...I always have to have something in my bag, and if I don't...I go into a panic that it'll happen again....I''ve had my sugar done when fasting and it was always in the mid 80's! I don't know if I might have reactive hypoglycemia that hasn't yet been diagnosed.
Am I freaking myself out and making myself have these attacks because I think my sugar is low? I bought a monitor and I've checked it at the times I start to feel it happening...and it's always been normal although a fast drop in sugar could do it too...so I'm not sure if that might be what happens?
its really ruining my life...I'm sick of snacking ...or worrying, or stuffing my bag...anyone else?