Does anyone else get very severe headaches in the back of your head after lows? I've always had headaches after lows, but right about the thirty year mark they became very, very bad and localized. No over the counter medicines help.
I never really paid attention to it. I mostly just see white cloudy things and still feel a little shaky. Whenever I do get headaches though, which is rare, its usually a muscle tension headache, so I follow my spine up to where it hits my skull and press hard on the little knobs to the left and right there. No they're not Horns! Good Luck! Headaches stink.
It's a big problem. A cure for both the headache and the cold is to climb into bed and sleep with plenty of blankets.
Rarely an option as I have a job and 3 kids. But if the low just happens to occur at bedtime...
It is debilitating and no one seems to get that.
I have this, but I think I got diabetes because of a car accident when I was 17, my stomach swelled and I sprained my neck, so since I became a diabetic 18 months later, I think I injured my panacreas and my neck so?? Who knows but the headaches when I am low are so bad, it is hard for me to control my blood sugars and keep them within target range as I am miserable. Could be previously learned fears but, really struggling now with it! I seem to try to make sure I have enough protein which helps with the headaches! Best wishes, I didn't know anyone else had this problem!
After a severe low, I agree about climbing into bed with plenty of blankets if you can. I have headache until I go to sleep. My whole day is shot until I go to sleep. It is like my brain needs to recoup after I have deprived it of glucose. I also see the white cloudy things and only have peripheral vision, nothing in front of me. I keep things where I know where they are without seeing them. I am on sick leave from also having RA so I am alone most of the time.
I get the headache to in the base back of my skull. And also seem to get extreme muscle aches and weakness. Sleep helps..
I think when I get lows, it hits me hard. Only having 1 Adreanal gland it has a difficult time helping me. And all the low does is try and grab all the glucose from my muscles I guess, and this leaves me weak.
Thanks for your post. The pain location is the same as I mine. Ditto the sleep cure.
No, I have not felt the weakness. Extreme shakiness, yes.
I can see why one adrenal gland is an added challenge at these times.
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