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reactive hypoglycemia -- causes and treatments?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by sensing progress, May 31, 2010.

  1. Tulip

    Tulip Guest

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    I did, it started 2 years before I got ME.
     
  2. Valentijn

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    I've had fructose problems since my early teens I think. Definitely before I was 20.
     
  3. k-AUS

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    I find this brekky works for me, different things will work for others. My issues are with fructose, dairy (I have a problem with the protein, so have rice milk and goats milk), I also react to eggs. I found this breakky not only helped with the hypoglycaemia but also gut and bowel function.
     
  4. k-AUS

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    By the way, I have had food intolerances since birth. As a child dairy gave me reflux and ezema and middle ear issues ( which they now think may be linked to food probs). In my early 20's I began to have issues with bloating and stomach pain ect... 4 yrs ago I tested +ve for fructose mal. In last 2 yrs eggs have been problematic.
     
  5. aquariusgirl

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    k=aust...so what do you eat?
     
  6. anniekim

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    I noticed in this thread lipoic acid was mentioned as one of the supplements that may help with blood sugar problems. Is lipoic acid the same as alpha lipoic acid and if so, is alpah lipoic acid not recommended if you feel you may have a mercury problem? THanks in advance
     
  7. k-AUS

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    i follow a low fructose diet, have goats milk and rice milk (and their cheeses aswell). I avoid eating whole eggs but can tolerate small amts of egg in foods.

    Sue Shepherd an Australian dietitian has several cookbooks out - worthwhile googling her regarding food intolerances. I found being very strict with my diet for two years has significantly improved my gut - now I can eat small amounts of problematic foods without too many discomforts. At one stage my gut was so sensitive it bloated even with a glass of water.
     
  8. aquariusgirl

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    k-aust: thanks, i will check her out.
     
  9. richvank

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    Hi, anniekim.

    Yes, lipoic acid is generically the same as alpha lipoic acid. Actually, R-lipoic acid is also available. It's the type the body actually uses. Alpha lipoic acid contains both R-lipoic and L-lipoic in equal amounts, and the latter is not used by the body.

    If there is a high body burden of mercury, according to Andy Cutler, it's important to take alpha lipoic acid every three hours in order to keep its concentration up in the blood. Otherwise, according to him, it can redistribute mercury rather than take it out of the body.

    Rich
     
  10. Grigor

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    I really feel hopeless with this problem. I am housebound and my days consist of lying in bed or sofa and go from meal to meal every 2 hours. If I'm too late with food I crash so crazy hard it's not funny anymore.
    I'm sure if I were able to get rid of the RH my ME would be a little more bearable as well.
    Diets help only to eat the right stuff for it not to get worse. But improvement is not happening.
     
  11. South

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    @Grigor Are you able to eat any of the starchy legumes? (starchy beans, like pinto beans or navy beans)

    At least one serving of those per day improves my response to even the most perfectly allergen-free diet. Avoiding the allergenic foods and fructose wasn't enough for me - I also need the slow-digesting long chain starch and soluble fiber in these legumes to really improve matters.

    I've suffered from unexplained sudden onset hypoglycemia for decades, not chronic like many people on this thread. But maybe this tip will help someone.

    If people have allergies or something to legumes, perhaps some combination of another soluble fiber, (like psyllium, pectin, or guar gum) mixed in the same meal along with any complex starch food that they are ok with.

    There's another idea, in the first post on the following thread: "Resistant Starch", which is different than the legumes/soluble fiber thing I just mentioned. Here's a thread on resistant starch, but the advice out there is if you try it, start out with just a tiny bit, not the large doses the first page of the thread mentions:

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ge-is-it-the-key-weve-been-looking-for.26976/
     
  12. Grigor

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    I don't eat them too often but I can try to eat them more. Don't have a bad reaction to them at least .
     
  13. Snow Leopard

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    One of the effects of insulin is to shift the metabolic balance between carbohydrates and lipid metabolism. In reactive hypoglycemia it is speculated that the insulin response is prolonged.

    But this shouldn't really result in severe hypoglycemia, unless there is an impairment of lipid metabolism...
     

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