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I am just Diane, just a mom and a wife. I have 5 children that range in age from 18 down to 2. I am also feeling particularly crafty lately and have opened an etsy store. Please feel free to check it out. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dianelynn2004

Monday, April 12, 2010

I knew I wasn't sweet enough!

Hypoglycemia.  Really???  I mean, now that I go read about it, I do exhibit SOME of the symptoms but I never would have pegged myself as being hypoglycemic.  I did, however, know that I was not sweet enough.  I really thought I was having a thyroid issue, as more of my symptoms coincide with hypothyroidism.  

Here are the symptoms for hypothyroidism.   I have put a * next to my symptoms.


Hypothyroidism is the medical term for a sluggish thyroid. It can lead to a wide range of hypothyroidism symptoms:
  • severe fatigue, loss of energy  * It isn't SEVERE for me..  but I am tired all day.
  • weight gain, difficulty losing weight  *  7 lbs in about 2 months and buddy, they aren't budging.  I know, I know...  I said I don't exercise but, I did cut back on the eating.
  • depression and depressed mood  * The word depressed seems like I should be sad all of the time..  not like that but STRESSED for sure
  • joint and muscle pain, headaches *
  • dry skin, brittle nails  * dry skin super bad
  • brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
  • irregular periods, PMS symptoms *  My PMS symptoms have been HORRIBLE.
  • breast milk formation
  • calcium metabolism difficulties  *
  • difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
  • constipation  *lol.  You wanted to know that, right??
  • sleeping more than average
  • diminished sex drive  *  could be the 2 babies sleeping between us though, no telling.
  • puffiness in face and extremities
  • hoarseness
  • bruising/clotting problems  *easy bruising
  • elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
  • allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
  • persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts *  I hate that I get cold sores but unfortunately I do...  and they have been popping up more and more.
  • tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
  • memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought *
  • slowness or slurring of speech


Now, the symptoms for hypoglycemia...  again I have put a *


Hypoglycemia causes symptoms such as
  • hunger  
  • shakiness
  • nervousness
  • sweating
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • sleepiness  *
  • confusion
  • difficulty speaking
  • anxiety
  • weakness
Hypoglycemia can also happen during sleep. Some signs of hypoglycemia during sleep include
  • crying out or having nightmares
  • finding pajamas or sheets damp from perspiration
  • feeling tired, irritable, or confused after waking up  *  but doesn't everyone feel this way?  Not confused though, just pissed.

So, yeah...  i'm not so sure.  Except that the doc said my blood sugar was way low.  I think my lab work got mixed with someone elses.  It is the only explanation...   I am, after all, a stay at home doctor, you know.

*I got all of my information from the www.  I give credit to them for the above mentioned symptoms.

5 Comments:

Blogger DJs sister said...

memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought - I can stop using big words if that will help.

None more than four lett.... um, alph... er, syll..... sh!t! :) I love you

April 15, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Just Diane said...

Yes, that would help. But, I was thinking more like... I need a personal assistant. That would make life so much easier. Do you think I need to make a youtube video?
"Late 30 something, on the brink of falling apart, exhibiting signs of dementia, trips over her own feet, can't follow along in conversations or even remember what the heck the conversation was about anyway, seeking a compassionate personal assistant who can handle just about everything besides wiping her butt (if you stick around long enough though, you may take on that task too). Must work for free, be a glutton for punishment, like lots of kids, being berated and possibly spit on. Please submit your resume.

April 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Just Diane said...

Should have said "If this sound like the job for you, please submit your resume"

April 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger DJs sister said...

HAHA. And for those of that think the "spit on" was by the kids..... Oh noooooooo. Although that ad wouldn't be good for very long..... "late thirty something"........

April 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Just Diane said...

It's still good for another year, 2 months and 22 days.

April 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

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