Fibromyalgia has been associated with reactive hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia usually occurs a couple of hours after one takes a large portion of carbohydrates. It causes symptoms such as headache, dizziness, anxiety, fatigue and sugar or carbs cravings. Furthermore, whenever high amounts of carbohydrates are consumed, it causes a corresponding increment in insulin production which can increase pain sensitivity.
Limit your carbohydrates consumption, but do not abstain from it because an appropriate amount of carbohydrates is still essential for normal brain functioning; unlike the rest our body, our brain only gets energy from glucose.
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I always kept snacks in my room and I ate them steadily. I no longer keep snacks in my room and eat less. Not that it helps my weight. I still eat out, that is the problem in a nutshell. Also blame it on the meds I take that cause weight gain. That doesn’t help.
Many people don’t realized just how hard eating healthy can be for someone with Fibromyalgia. I can’t just go grocery shopping and shop the whole store. I can only handle a quick trip which means it is harder to keep fresh, healthy food available without making multiple trips to the grocery store. Too much shopping can cause a flare.
Those of us with Fibromyalgia tend to rely heavily on convenience foods and frozen meals to make food preparation easier to handle. We don’t have the stamina for long grocery trips or cooking large meals and then cleaning up. Fast food becomes more frequent.
Of course our diets may enter into the reason why we have such bad flare-ups. There are some foods that are definitely not recommended for people with Fibromyalgia. Sugar is one of the major ones and if you have a gluten allergy, you have to watch the foods that contain gluten which is in a lot of convenience foods. Foods that we tend to eat a lot of due to the convenience and not wanting to up our pain by over-exerting ourselves.
Yesterday’s experiment with lunch and treat was probably high sugars, but I didn’t check. I repeated the experiment today (I mean the day before) and yesterday. It is 5:30 AM now and technically the next day. This time I checked my blood sugars afterwards. It was 3 hours so they had already started on their way down and it was 364, not good at all.
I went to bed last night at 10 PM and actually slept fitfully, but made myself stay in bed until I fell back asleep. I woke up at 5 AM and had to eat. So I checked my blood sugar and it was 118 and then had a breakfast bowl with my diabetic meds. I have to take my thyroid meds later on when my stomach is empty. I know freshly cooked is better, but not ready for that yet. One change at a time.
Now if I could eliminate the nasty dreams I would probably sleep better. They wake me up, but the anti-psychotic I just stopped taking that cause the extra insomnia is starting to leave my system. I will be staying on the old one I have been taking all along and nothing else until she comes back from vacation in mid-August. That will get it out of my system before starting a new one. Whatever that may be. Running out of meds to try.
I have been binge watching CSI:Miami. I have a crush on David Caruso. I could watch him for hours. Another married man. I need to find a man around here that is not married and wants a relationship. We talked about relationships in therapy yesterday. I am a little afraid of starting over again. I have had nothing, but bad luck with men ever since the disastrous marriage. Never had good luck. So my David Caruso fantasies will have to work for now. Even I know a man is not going to drop in through the ceiling so I have to leave the house to find one. One step at a time. Healthy life first. I choose to be well now. I can’t wait to see how far I get.
The milkshake yesterday afternoon, raised my numbers a little bit. Not all the way back up, but up out of the normal range. Have to remember that. It was 133 this morning fasting. If I had fasted longer than 8 hours it might have been lower. I needed breakfast though so had to check it first.
I had a breakfast bowl – sausage, eggs, potatoes and cheese – 1 serving.
A medium milkshake for lunch.
Piece of pork chop for dinner with a salad.
A small one person bag of popcorn.
And an apple.
Now will the shake earlier today mess up my blood sugar numbers. I will see with the morning’s reading. I have to test to find out what I can and can’t eat. Sometimes it is a matter of when I eat it as well for the fasting numbers. They don’t give you enough strips to do more than fasting and if you use more you can’t test every day. There is a limit through insurance.
When I had a Walmart meter I checked them much more often. Their strips are $40 for 100 and my new meter’s are $137 for 100 although insurance pays for it all they will only give me one per day. Need to find the Walmart meter for in-between use.
I was 109 yesterday and this morning I am 103. Watching what I eat and eating no later than 8 PM is helping obviously. I try to keep my carb count down and so far doing good. I praise the Lord for letting me see the light.