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Boos Moo January 5th, 2014 09:22 PM

That was scary *updated
So today I took my medicine before lunch (I'm 99% sure I did). Ate a small lunch, some cut up apple and cut up cheese and some crystal light. A little bit later I started feeling sleepy so I went to the couch to watch DD work on her computer work and took a nap. About an hour later I woke up and went to the bathroom. I was walking slow and feeling sleepy still. On the way back I put my sweater on and came to sit at the computer. Right away I stared feeling nauseated, light headed, and started sweating. I went to take off my sweater and thought I was going to faint. I got my sweater off and checked my blood sugar (thought it might be high). It was 53, low. Especially for me, anything below 65 and I start feeling sick. So I have some preggie pops still here by the computer and popped one in, still feeling faint I also have some trail mix here by the computer and I fished out some of the chocolate chips. Ate about 8 of them, started sucking on the preggie pop again and took my blood sugar again. It was up to 67, but I was still feeling really dizzy. We don't have sugar soda or OJ in the house so I had DD get me a tangerine so I could suck the juice out of it. I've heard if your blood sugar is low candy, soda, or OJ can get it back up quickly. It got to 97. Started feeling better for a few minutes, then the sweating and dizziness came back, it was back down to 67. I was starting to freak out, plus feeling like I was going to pass out, and thinking I was going to have to have DS take me to the hospital (luckily he was home). Asked DD to go get me some chocolate from DH's holiday box of candy. Got my number up to the mid 80's, but it went back down. So I called L&D and spoke to a nurse. She told me to eat some peanut butter and saltine crackers (luckily I had oyster crackers in the house, otherwise I just have whole grain, high fiber, low carb crackers), and drink a cup of milk. So I did that, started feeling better and my number was up to 97, and fifteen mins later it was 111. That was all between 4:30 and 5:30 and I've been feeling fine since - thank goodness.
And when I first woke up baby girl must have still been sleeping so she wasn't moving and of course that freaked me out since I was feeling so yucky. But as I was calling the nurse she started moving (must have been the chocolate), and now she's been doing cartwheels I think.
I think I must not have eaten enough after taking my medicine. Regulating blood sugar is hard. Finding what I can eat, how much, when, with/without medicine, etc. And then each week it seems to change. My old doctor told me that would happen since my hormones affect sugar more the further along I am. I keep a log of all I eat so I know what foods work, and what doesn't each week.
I'm just glad I didn't have to go to the hospital.
Sorry for the longness of this post.

*update - my new doctor got the email from the nurse I email my numbers to each week and called me (she didn't realize we have an appointment tomorrow). She wants to go ahead and put me on insulin. I've never been on it before so I really don't know what to expect. I will find out tomorrow what dose, how often, all that. My darn fasting numbers are just all over the place and more often than not they are higher than they'd like (but really not by much - sigh). My meal numbers are more often in the good range though. I'll update more tomorrow when I find out more.

EverydayJoy January 5th, 2014 09:50 PM

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Wow I would be scared about that too. I'm glad you had someone at home with you. How old are your kids if you don't mind me asking?
So glad everything worked out ok in the end.

AnnaBonana January 5th, 2014 09:56 PM

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That is scary! Glad your DS was home to drive if need be, but happier still that you didn't end up having to go in.

Get some candies to,keep in the house! :)

Hope everything is regulated for good now.

Boos Moo January 5th, 2014 10:46 PM

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Joy my DS is 21 (has his own car, plus I have my truck here), and my DD is 10. So DS would be able to drive me if need be and watch DD if needed. And luckily DD is old enough to call 911 should she ever need to, hopefully she'll never need to.

Yeah I don't know what they'll recommend for me on Tuesday now. I was thinking they'd want to increase my dosage because sometimes my numbers are a little high (nothing to drastic usually), but my fasting number is really hard to regulate and that's the one they really want to keep down. It's been anywhere between 68 and 138, so big range. But it hovers just near 100 usually. And they like it to be under 100. In addition to the bedtime medicine I take one before breakfast and one before lunch. I think today's problem was not eating enough with the medicine, so I'll be sure to not make that mistake again.

kaylakay January 6th, 2014 05:20 AM

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Wow that is so scary!

I know you said you don't keep juices or sodas at your house but I would keep some orange juice or apple juice on hand for this reason. Even if it's a small bottle. Whenever we have women come into our L&D with low blood sugar we give them juice. Seems to do the trick most of the time. Just be careful because I've seen a mama walk in then say "I'm not feeling well" and hit the floor! Gah! So I'm happy your okay! And happy baby girl is moving because that would of been my 2nd concern.

geogeek January 6th, 2014 06:24 AM

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Wow. I am so glad that you and bub are okay!

MelChicago January 6th, 2014 07:58 AM

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I'm sorry you went through that! Glad everything is okay now, and I hope it doesnt happen again.

momology January 6th, 2014 08:38 AM

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That is so scary :hug: I am glad you are alright and that you had your children around to help :heart:

Sunrise January 6th, 2014 08:40 AM

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Scary! You need an emergency stash of cheese, crackers & oj!

Schofield06 January 6th, 2014 10:06 AM

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That is scary! Glad you were able to get your sugars back up. Even when not pregnant it's hard for people to regulate sugars. I've taken care of a few clients that were diabetic. Super scary when stuff like that happens. We had to keep very exact logs of what they ate and how many calories, carbs, etc they had at each meal and snack. Even keeping things like that pretty regular for them we would have nights where their sugars would drop. That happened the first night I worked with one of them. EEK!

Glad everything is okay now!

Boos Moo January 6th, 2014 10:15 AM

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Thanks ladies. I was pretty freaked out. I didn't even go to bed until midnight, I skipped my night time dose because I was worried. I did take my morning dose and I had checked my numbers before I took it, and then out of curiosity took it 15 mins later and my numbers had dropped by 25, but they were still above 100. I've been feeling fine this morning and am hoping it was a one time thing. But yes I will make sure to have milk, pb, crackers, and even some juice in the house just in case. In fact we're going shopping this morning to pick up some saltines, extra milk (we've been going through it like crazy and normally I hate milk, but it's on my list of things to have at bedtime so I've been drinking some), and some juice. The juice I will have to hide or my kids will drink it without thinking.
And that first 30 or 45 minutes after I woke up and didn't feel LO moving was stressful also and the nurse asked me if I had felt the LO since I woke up, and luckily by then I had. In fact after I started feeling better she had a dance party and DD got to see her bouncing of the walls :)

humnck January 6th, 2014 10:36 AM

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I am so glad you didn't have go to the hospital! Also glad that you had someone there with you to help if you needed it.


MoonAngel702 January 6th, 2014 11:42 AM

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Oh no I'm so sorry that happened! I'm glad you were able to get your blood sugar regulated after such a scare and that you didn't pass out or have to go to the hospital. Hopefully that doesn't happen again! (((HUGS)))

lelila January 6th, 2014 02:05 PM

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Good Lord, what an ordeal! I'm glad you are feeling better and I hope you don't have to go through that again!

Boos Moo January 6th, 2014 02:36 PM

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Thanks. I'll keep you posted on what my new doctor recommends about the dosage. It's only been twice in my whole pregnancy where it went below 65 and the last time was when they first increased me to 2 pills at night and I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and felt sick, but nothing like this time. I see my new high risk doctor tomorrow, and emailed nurse who's been tracking my numbers this morning giving her my weekly numbers and filled her in on last night.

melissalaw January 6th, 2014 03:13 PM

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So glad you are feeling better. That must have been very scary. I hope it doesn't happen again.

Belita January 6th, 2014 05:00 PM

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So scary! Glad you're both ok!

Schofield06 January 6th, 2014 07:42 PM

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Oh boo! I'm sorry they're putting you on insulin. It sounds like maybe you won't have to use it too much if your numbers are pretty close to where they want it to be anyway. I really hope it's not too bad for you!

EverydayJoy January 6th, 2014 08:18 PM

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That sucks that you'll (I'm guessing) have to be injecting insulin, but maybe it will actually be better. You'll be more normal for your blood sugar so you should feel better as a result. My mom would say, "The hard way is the easy way." We sometimes work harder trying to take a shortcut than if we just did it "the hard way". So maybe this will be a good thing for you--I hope!

Boos Moo January 7th, 2014 08:33 AM

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Thanks ladies. My biggest worry about the insulin would be it making me go to low like I had the other night. But I'll talk to the new doctor when I see her today and update you then. I'm pretty sure it's injections (that's the only way I've ever heard of it being done, but I've never had it before). But since I already have to poke my fingers 4 times a day (or the other day about 20 times), I don't think I'll have an issue doing shots (hopefully).

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