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How To Lower Blood Sugar Levels By Reducing Stress

When stressed, the body prepares itself by ensuring that enough sugar or energy is readily available. Insulin levels fall, glucagon and epinephrine (adrenaline) levels rise and more glucose is released from the liver. At the same time, growth hormone and cortisol levels rise, which causes body tissues (muscle and fat) to be less sensitive to insulin? As a result, more glucose is available in the blood stream. When you have type 2 diabetes, low blood sugars from too much medication or insulin are a common cause of stress. The hormonal response to a low blood sugar includes a rapid release of epinephrine and glucagon, followed by a slower release of cortisol and growth hormone. These hormonal responses to the low blood sugar may last for 6-8 hours – during that time the blood sugar may be difficult to control. The phenomena of a low blood sugar followed by a high blood sugar are called a “rebound” or “Somogyi” reaction. Learn more about adult ADHD and anxiety… Reduce stress with Diet and Exercise Eat Your Way to Calm Here’s how to do it: Skip the simple sugars and starches (chips, cakes and ice cream). The spike in blood sugar and insulin they cause, combined with your Continue reading >>

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  1. Artscotty

    Hi guys newbie here. Two months ago, after a weight-lifting routine and lifting some heavy boxes, my left arm and left legs went all wonky. Wife brought me to ER. (Stroke fear). 3 MRI and 2 CT scans later it seems I have DDD. My whole spine, mostly cervical, is pretty bad. But......NO pain. Weakness and wooden feeling in hands, tingling in face hands legs, and a bit of foot flop....very slight. Neuro-surgeon put me on conservative treatment thank God. Taking PT and after 8 sessions the symptoms are not much better. I guess it takes time friends?
    My brain MRI showed no MS or stroke. about my thread title: When my blood sugar is low and also after a coffee or two my symptoms are worse. I was thinking scalene muscles getting tight? Stress also puts me in instant tingling. Like when someone cuts me off , driving.
    My doctor and PT guy laugh when I tell them this, but when I drink a scotch or two or have a couple of beers, I am like a new man: No symptoms. I can't get a straight answer on why and don't want to become an alcoholic.
    The booze helps me way more than muscle relaxers. Any ideas?????
    Derek

  2. Alcie

    Idea 1 - don't become an alcoholic! Alcohol relaxes the muscles, but it's not a treatment or cure!!! Any idea what's causing the degeneration? I think most of us on the forum have some type of spine problem. I'm getting old and have just had too many accidents (not vehicle).
    PT takes time, months or more. You have to keep up the work at home, not just at the sessions. I think I'd scrap the weight lifting at least until I had a reliable diagnosis and cure. You don't want to make things worse! Would taking calcium or a bone restoring pill help? You need other minerals in the diet to make the calcium work.
    Ask your doctor about trying another muscle relaxant, maybe just at night. They tend to make you sleepy, so be careful when you take it, like before driving. I went through maybe 8 or ten before finding one that works for me and doesn't make me sleepy all day.
    Speaking of driving, take a deep breath and let the guy in. You want to get in sometimes too. Pay it forward. People see my grey hair and let me in. It makes me smile. Maybe get a grey wig (Ha-ha.)
    Maybe see a neurologist or a pain doc. They have different points of view from neurosurgeons. Pain docs, only the ones with the anesthesiologist training, are especially good with cervical spine issues.

  3. straydog

    Hi Derek, welcome aboard. Good to know all of your testing has checked out well. As far as DDD goes, millions of people have it & do not know it until they have an MRI or CT Scan. Like you, they have an incident happen & have scans done & there it is. Not sure if you have done a lot of lifting in the past or not, that can give cause.
    Granted none of us are drs here & can't diagnose you for sure. However, reading between the lines I am picking up on some stress & anxiety here. Alcohol is calming you down & the symptoms go away. It relaxes you. But alcohol is not how to get past this.
    PT doesn't give instant relief & you need to be doing home exercises. If you can ask the dr about aqua therapy. A warm pool can be beneficial & relaxing. Go online & look for relaxation techniques.
    I hope you can find something that will help.
    Susie
    Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

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Stress & Low Blood Sugar: Toy-breed dogs can be susceptible to stress, which can cause a condition of low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia. In small breed puppies from post-weaning to 4 months of age, the most common form of hypoglycemia is called Transient Juvenile Hypoglycemia: "Transient" because the symptoms can be reversed by eating; "Juvenile" because it is seen in young individuals. Glucose is the "simple" sugar that the body uses for "fuel" to run its various functions. Table sugar, or sucrose, is made up of two simple sugars, glucose and fructose, and can be broken down rapidly after eating. All sugars are carbohydrates. Grains are also carbohydrates but are considered "complex" carbohydrates because they have many more components and take longer to be broken down. The body uses glucose as its primary energy source. All the parts of the body except the brain can, if needed, use alternate energy sources--fatty acids, for example, which the body accesses by breaking down fat stores. The brain, however, is completely dependent upon glucose to function. If the glucose in the blood is lower than normal, the brain function is the first to show signs. In dogs, these signs may be Continue reading >>

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  1. Artscotty

    Hi guys newbie here. Two months ago, after a weight-lifting routine and lifting some heavy boxes, my left arm and left legs went all wonky. Wife brought me to ER. (Stroke fear). 3 MRI and 2 CT scans later it seems I have DDD. My whole spine, mostly cervical, is pretty bad. But......NO pain. Weakness and wooden feeling in hands, tingling in face hands legs, and a bit of foot flop....very slight. Neuro-surgeon put me on conservative treatment thank God. Taking PT and after 8 sessions the symptoms are not much better. I guess it takes time friends?
    My brain MRI showed no MS or stroke. about my thread title: When my blood sugar is low and also after a coffee or two my symptoms are worse. I was thinking scalene muscles getting tight? Stress also puts me in instant tingling. Like when someone cuts me off , driving.
    My doctor and PT guy laugh when I tell them this, but when I drink a scotch or two or have a couple of beers, I am like a new man: No symptoms. I can't get a straight answer on why and don't want to become an alcoholic.
    The booze helps me way more than muscle relaxers. Any ideas?????
    Derek

  2. Alcie

    Idea 1 - don't become an alcoholic! Alcohol relaxes the muscles, but it's not a treatment or cure!!! Any idea what's causing the degeneration? I think most of us on the forum have some type of spine problem. I'm getting old and have just had too many accidents (not vehicle).
    PT takes time, months or more. You have to keep up the work at home, not just at the sessions. I think I'd scrap the weight lifting at least until I had a reliable diagnosis and cure. You don't want to make things worse! Would taking calcium or a bone restoring pill help? You need other minerals in the diet to make the calcium work.
    Ask your doctor about trying another muscle relaxant, maybe just at night. They tend to make you sleepy, so be careful when you take it, like before driving. I went through maybe 8 or ten before finding one that works for me and doesn't make me sleepy all day.
    Speaking of driving, take a deep breath and let the guy in. You want to get in sometimes too. Pay it forward. People see my grey hair and let me in. It makes me smile. Maybe get a grey wig (Ha-ha.)
    Maybe see a neurologist or a pain doc. They have different points of view from neurosurgeons. Pain docs, only the ones with the anesthesiologist training, are especially good with cervical spine issues.

  3. straydog

    Hi Derek, welcome aboard. Good to know all of your testing has checked out well. As far as DDD goes, millions of people have it & do not know it until they have an MRI or CT Scan. Like you, they have an incident happen & have scans done & there it is. Not sure if you have done a lot of lifting in the past or not, that can give cause.
    Granted none of us are drs here & can't diagnose you for sure. However, reading between the lines I am picking up on some stress & anxiety here. Alcohol is calming you down & the symptoms go away. It relaxes you. But alcohol is not how to get past this.
    PT doesn't give instant relief & you need to be doing home exercises. If you can ask the dr about aqua therapy. A warm pool can be beneficial & relaxing. Go online & look for relaxation techniques.
    I hope you can find something that will help.
    Susie
    Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

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Stress may affect blood sugar levels, particularly if you use sugary snacks as a ?pick-me-up'. Symptoms of low blood sugar are similar to those of anxiety and include: Headaches Blurred vision Dizziness Shakiness/sweating/pallor Frequent sighing Fatigue and drowsiness/ Exhaustion Nervousness Fast heart rate Tingling Numb lips Irritability/ Temper outbursts Inability to concentrate /Indecisiveness/ Forgetfulness Sleeping difficulties (see below) Sensitivity to light and noise Depression/ Mood swings Negative/ Suicidal thoughts Low libido Obesity PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome Nighttime symptoms include: Nightmares Waking up very alert Damp night clothes/sheets Waking up with fast heart rate Restlessness and inability to go back to sleep. Continue reading >>

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  1. Artscotty

    Hi guys newbie here. Two months ago, after a weight-lifting routine and lifting some heavy boxes, my left arm and left legs went all wonky. Wife brought me to ER. (Stroke fear). 3 MRI and 2 CT scans later it seems I have DDD. My whole spine, mostly cervical, is pretty bad. But......NO pain. Weakness and wooden feeling in hands, tingling in face hands legs, and a bit of foot flop....very slight. Neuro-surgeon put me on conservative treatment thank God. Taking PT and after 8 sessions the symptoms are not much better. I guess it takes time friends?
    My brain MRI showed no MS or stroke. about my thread title: When my blood sugar is low and also after a coffee or two my symptoms are worse. I was thinking scalene muscles getting tight? Stress also puts me in instant tingling. Like when someone cuts me off , driving.
    My doctor and PT guy laugh when I tell them this, but when I drink a scotch or two or have a couple of beers, I am like a new man: No symptoms. I can't get a straight answer on why and don't want to become an alcoholic.
    The booze helps me way more than muscle relaxers. Any ideas?????
    Derek

  2. Alcie

    Idea 1 - don't become an alcoholic! Alcohol relaxes the muscles, but it's not a treatment or cure!!! Any idea what's causing the degeneration? I think most of us on the forum have some type of spine problem. I'm getting old and have just had too many accidents (not vehicle).
    PT takes time, months or more. You have to keep up the work at home, not just at the sessions. I think I'd scrap the weight lifting at least until I had a reliable diagnosis and cure. You don't want to make things worse! Would taking calcium or a bone restoring pill help? You need other minerals in the diet to make the calcium work.
    Ask your doctor about trying another muscle relaxant, maybe just at night. They tend to make you sleepy, so be careful when you take it, like before driving. I went through maybe 8 or ten before finding one that works for me and doesn't make me sleepy all day.
    Speaking of driving, take a deep breath and let the guy in. You want to get in sometimes too. Pay it forward. People see my grey hair and let me in. It makes me smile. Maybe get a grey wig (Ha-ha.)
    Maybe see a neurologist or a pain doc. They have different points of view from neurosurgeons. Pain docs, only the ones with the anesthesiologist training, are especially good with cervical spine issues.

  3. straydog

    Hi Derek, welcome aboard. Good to know all of your testing has checked out well. As far as DDD goes, millions of people have it & do not know it until they have an MRI or CT Scan. Like you, they have an incident happen & have scans done & there it is. Not sure if you have done a lot of lifting in the past or not, that can give cause.
    Granted none of us are drs here & can't diagnose you for sure. However, reading between the lines I am picking up on some stress & anxiety here. Alcohol is calming you down & the symptoms go away. It relaxes you. But alcohol is not how to get past this.
    PT doesn't give instant relief & you need to be doing home exercises. If you can ask the dr about aqua therapy. A warm pool can be beneficial & relaxing. Go online & look for relaxation techniques.
    I hope you can find something that will help.
    Susie
    Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

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