Hypoglycemia chest pain

Over the last year and a half taking insulin my main symptom of a low is chest pressure or slight pain.

I’m curious if anyone else experiences this.

About 18 months ago I did a ekg, blood test and stress test all were good.

I can get the feeling in my chest as high as the 80’s but it’s more common below that.

Thanks for any insights.

Can’t say I’ve experienced that.

nope, sorry. Thats interesting.

Info here says rapid heartbeat may occur. Do you notice that or just pain?


No I actually have a pretty low heart rate, even when low.

For me I.have it when I am hyper.

Yes, my son experiences “chest pain” when he is low. It really scared me when he complained of chest pain when he was 7 and 8 years old. Now it’s a feeling he is familiar with and just deals with his low blood sugar.

It’s a little comforting someone else has this symptom :grinning:

When blood glucose goes low, the sympathetic nervous system kicks in and the following occurs: increased heart rate and respirations, dry mouth, decreased GI motility, pallor, headache, dilated pupils, increased gluconeogenesis which helps power the fight or flight reaction, and other effects. Other neurotransmitters play a role by their reduced levels during anxiety such as GABA, a major inhibitory neurotransmitter, and serotonin. Anxiety is a very uncomfortable feeling. No two people will react exactly the same way.

Have you taken your pulse while hypoglycemic?

My pulse is always low. It could be the othering things you mentioned.

Ok - so you know for sure your heart rate is low at the same time you are hypo? The only other thing I could think of is to ask if you are taking any other kinds of medications, for diabetes or anything else, and if they could be causing those side effects.

I have a watch that records my heart rate so I’ve always had a good idea what my rate is. Besides insulin I only take Januvia and Jaidance.