Differentiating between low blood sugar and anxiety

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 1:28pm
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This may seem silly but I am having a hard time differentiating between low blood sugar and anxiety. I never used to have low blood sugar on a regular basis unless I didn't eat for hours upon hours, but over the past few months its been pretty bad and I am guessing it's because my stress level has been at an all time high. Anyhow, I sometimes get these waves of anxiety but then I'll eat and be fine but other times I won't. I am trying to figure out what's going on. And it also seems like my low blood sugar gives me anxiety. It's all so strange. Has anyone ever gone through anything like this? Not sure if this is something that I should talk to my doctor about or if it's normal.

Posted on: Tue, 09/24/2019 - 1:32pm
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that's a tough one millie and not one that i know a lot about but my doctor told me that i need to be eating regularly and having snacks in between because stress and anxiety can really burn through a lot of your nutrition so maybe that's what's happening to you. i can imagine that having low blood sugar and that uncomfortable feeling might be mistaken for anxiety. i can see that.

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 1:23pm
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Jules, that's a good tip. I need to be eating more regularly and steadily. Also snacking is a good idea too. I don't think that I'm eating enough and when I am stressed and have anxiety I'm sure it burns through the little that I am able to eat. I've never been a stress eater. I'm the opposite, when I am stressed and have anxiety then I can't eat. So I am sure that it's caught up to me now hence the low blood sugar episodes which I'm mistaking for anxiety. They tend to feel similar to me.

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