I know I've been gone a really long time (school, family, lack of sleep--it all catches up eventually). I've mostly been good--the Cycloset seems to be working well, I haven't lost a single ounce, and I can't wait for school to be over so I can go back to eating like a normal person.
I had a scary experience yesterday, though, and I wanted to ask if anyone's heard of anything like what I think might've happened.
I walked home in the absolute pouring rain yesterday--so bad my sneakers are still soaked. By the time I got back, I knew I was low--I could hardly get up the stairs, practically couldn't peel off my socks--but when I tested, I was only 66.
I hardly ever get lows anymore. I used to get 5-6 per week, with one or two of those being in the 50's. I think I've had three in the last three months, and I can't remember when the last one was before that. And I used to never feel lows. I'd occasionally have a headache, I had the rare episode of being unusually hungry or cranky or tired, but I almost never had that shaking, lost, I-can't-control-my-body kind of low that I've always heard about.
I treated with a quarter cup of orange juice, followed by four cookies (completely unable to control myself--I should've stopped with the orange juice).
The last two lows I've had have been like this, too--not as bad, but they were similar. Those three lows are all the lows I've had since I started Cycloset, and I wonder if that could be the reason for the increased low awareness.
Has anyone heard of increased low awareness rather than decreased low awareness with meds? I know that pretty much no one here takes Cycloset, but the insert I got with the drug doesn't say anything about this. I know there's a good chance this is just because I'm almost never low anymore, but I just want to check before I make a fool of myself to my endocrinologist.
Also? Is it weird that it completely freaked me out that a borderline low made me feel that low? I mean, with the symptoms I should've been in the 30's or 40's, not the mid-60's.