Exhausted

#1

Its 4am and I’m really tired. I could use a shot of hope right now. This gastroparesis has changed everything. Just when I think I’ve figured out diabetes and shots and food and everything – new rules. Changed all my meds. Changed all my food. Changed my schedule. I’m up all night with diarrhea so I’m just tired. Until the new insulin orders I was up all night with lows – at least that’s a little better. But if I’m low I can’t just eat something. I have to drink some juice. And because of all that, I’m probably just as cranky as they come. I don’t like that. Its bad enough that diabetes is unpredictable. But this is even MORE unpredictable. and that makes control just that much harder. I don’t know if its connected but it seems my neuropathy is worse.

Gosh I sound like a whiner. But I’m just exhausted.

#2

7am and up all night again. I can’t sleep. My stomach is rumbling and groaning and won’t settle. I had such a simple dinner last night – nothing upsetting. Where does this come from??? Really tired again.

#3

Sorry for the late response, I’m a GP newbie. I really relate to this. My diabetes dx was 11 years ago so I dont’ remember as well, but this feels so much more unpredictable and harder to adjust to than diabetes did. It really is affecting my mood and my relationships. I am exhausted and moody, always nauseated, and have trouble finding ways to socialize that also meet my needs. At any rate, know that you’re certainly not alone in these feelings!

#4

thank you. a dose of hope is always welcome.