Usually, I get a little lightheaded when I stand up too fast, I just hold onto a wall for a couple seconds and it goes away. My vision will go dark/blur and then it will all normal.
Well, just a couple minutes ago I was getting up to go to the bathroom and I felt lightheaded so I held onto the wall but all the sudden it was like I was having an out of body experience--but not? I could feel my body violently jerking and I knew it was happening but was kinda in a state of unawareness like it was a dream...but then it stopped and I kinda stumbled over and fell on my bed. A couple seconds later I felt completely normal. I stood up and went to the bathroom again thinking it was all just some weird "dream" type thing but a bunch of stuff was tipped over on my counter so I know it happened. It was the strangest thing and felt so weird. I'm surprised I stayed standing.
If this has anything to do with it: the past three hours I have gone from the 325 range and now am finally going down (right when I saw it starting to go up about three hours ago I gave a correction). I checked right after and was at 109...WTH!
I'm freaking out that was the strangest thing that has ever happened to me. Similar to feinting but I remember it somewhat and my body was jerking and I couldn't control anything...its like I was watching someone else...
I don't always get dizzy from standing up too fast, but notice that it DOES consistently happen when my BG is trending lower..
Is it possible your BG was lower prior to the episode, and that your liver kicked out some glucose during the episode which raised it to 109?
Nope, I was def high in the 200s prior but had already gone down when this happened (I tested and I have a dexcom)...but I'm there every once and a while and I'm fine...
Is there an on call doctor at the practice you typically go to that you could get in touch with and discuss this?
No I'm away at college and I only see the FNP here every once in a while to maintain things...I could call the 24 hour nursing hotline but I'm feeling fine. I'm actually a nursing student so I'm thinking maybe I will just ask one of my professors in the morning...
I don't have any good answers, sorry. With our veterinary patients that become hypoglycemic, they'll have seizure like activity.. I've been trying to think of other reasons related to diabetes why you would have had that episode.. Unless it is related to dropping very quickly from the 300 number downwards. It could be unrelated, though. Anything is possible..
I feel like if it were me, that I would check again before I went to sleep, and maybe check again in the middle of the night to make sure my numbers are holding up fine.
Good luck.. and hey, post tomorrow to let us know you're okay. :)
I'm a Psyc Instructor. When one of my students asks about a possible Mental Health condition I direct them to a practicing professional. Which, I would hope, is exactly what your professor will do. Even RN's go to see a doctor when they have a medical problem.
I also think all of us need to remind ourselves at times that not everything is related to Diabetes.
Actually, it was diabetes related. It was just a fainting episode; the FNP that works at the health clinic on campus here said that it was most likely attributed to a drop in blood sugar so fast and then my light headedness from standing up too fast. She said some people don't always get the perfect relaxed faint. I've only ever fainted once before a long time ago and it was similar in experience but I don't remember any jerking.
She said that if it happens again than to go see her and she will do some blood tests/refer me to someone but for now with it happening just once it shouldn't be something to be majorly concerned about.
And about posting on here: honestly, I felt so normal after and still do that I didn't think it was a big deal to post on here to see if anyone had a similar experience. I was in no way going to an ER or walk in clinic at 2am as a college student so that was something I thought of to see if it could give me some ideas to attribute to until I got to see the FNP here.
Glad you're ok, that's what counts!
Yes, I agree with Zoe... that's the important part!
I think you should call the urgent care line associated with your doctor's office or hospital and ask them what they think you should do.
It could be a seizure or something else. We're not really qualified around here to advise you on something like that.
I know :) Jw if maybe someone had been in a similar situation!
Agreed.. it would be better to seek advice earlier rather than later, especially if you live on your own, and even if you are in a medically related field.