• James Medina James Medina
    March 25, 2009
    My fasting glucose level is 89mg/dl ( Last tested 3/11/09). However, I am experiencing classic
    James Medina James Medina
    March 25, 2009

    Diabetes symptoms:

                    1- Tingling feelings in finger, toes and feet.

                    2- Feeling nervous and jittery .

                    3- Dry mouth

                    4- Itchy and occasionally blurry eye sight.

                    5- Occasional sweaty cold palms and feet.


    Medication presently prescribed for Heart disease, Gastrointestinal, Sleep disorder, Nervousness and High Cholesterol:

                    1- Alprazolam .25mg as needed

                    2- Ambien CR 12.5mg. as needed

                    3- Aspirin 81mg. 1 x day

                    4- Benicar 5mg. 1 x day

                    5- Cholestyramine 4gm. 2 Packets 2 x day

                    6- Coreg 12.5mg. 2 x day

                    7- Inspra 25mg. 1 x day

                    8- Lutein 2mg. 2 x day

                    9- Plavix 75mg. 1 x day

                   10- Protonix 40mg. 1 x day

                   11- Sertraline 50mg. 1 x day


    Vitamins and supplements:

                   1- Daily multiple vitamin

                   2- Vitamin D 1000mg. 1 x day

                   3- Fish oil 1200mg 2 x day

    Is there any condition other than Diabetes, such as drug interaction that can be causing my symptoms?   Also, is there a type of Doctor that specializes in Drug interaction diagnosis?




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  • Massagemaniac March 26, 2009
    March 26, 2009

    Hi James,


    I can shed some light on this:

    There will be some confusion in this situation.  Fasting blood sugar is not the ONLY measure of diabetes and pre-diabetes.  Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance can still be present.   You can still have insulin, but it will be less sensitive.  There are other tests.  You should have your doctor test your Hemoglobin A1c .  In fact my Hemoglobin A1c was borderline, but my fasting blood sugar was normal.  Also, there is a glucose tolerance test, but it is not used as much.   Many doctors for some reason do not test both Fasting blood Sugar and Hemoglobin A1c.   So, even though you still have insulin, you could still have high peaks and post prandial readings (after meal sugars) that will give you some of those symptoms you mentioned.  Your best bet would be to test your Hemoglobin A1c to see how well your insulin functions.  My fasting blood sugar did not indicate diabetes, but my first A1c was borderline.  That would be a good first step, and then go to your pharmacist and go ove ryour drugs and their interactions.  They happen to know more about the actual DRUGS and interactions than the doctors do.  

  • CarrieBelle April 06, 2009
    April 06, 2009



    What your symptoms are describing is hypoglycemia. But your sugars are in the normal range. I suggest you ask your doctor about the possibility that one of your drugs is influencing your system and let him know the symptoms. Only they can know how the drugs are interacting together and tell you. Good luck and take care!



  • Cswidorsky79 May 07, 2016
    May 07, 2016
    Hi there could anyone help me out at the end of my rope here! I've been going thru alot of things that I will explain in a min for 3 yrs now my dr has tested me for everything under the sun and of course all tests come back negative!!! The next test I'm to do is a 3 hr glucose test at my local hospital. The problems I'm having is I sweat profusely and when I mean profusly i mean it to the point I have to get changjng my shirt where ibsweat at is my upper part of my chest upper part of my back and the back of my neck then while sweating so bad I get the chills flush feeling and then sweating again it's non stop along with weak feeling I then just started getting dizzy and feel faint at times this has been going on for 3 yrs but as I said the dizzy spells and faint feeling just came on my 2 wks ago scared me bad. So looking on the internet I looked up hypoglycemia diabetes and I have just about all those symptoms so I went to the local drug store picked up OTC diabetes test kit last night I tested myself even tho u need to fast for 8 hrs I was just curious so upon checking my blood it said 88 I also forgot to mention I had ate probley 2 hrs before hand so I looked up that number said it was good so when I woke in the morning it was exaclty 10 hrs anywho I checked it this am it read 89 upon looking that number up it also said good can it possibly mean I may have hypoglycemia ??? My dr has told me when I get the sweating dizziness etc... To eat a few cookies and see if that helps sometimes it does other it doesn't make any differemce. I'm just mad cause I know there's something brewing in me and happening and ever single test came back negative!!!! I have endometriosis, peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage ,I also have 3 fibriods in ovarian area constantly getting yeast infections without taking antibiotics I'm always running to the bathroom to urinate doesn't matter what time of day or night it is I get sick to my stomach alot I sometimes get shaky my vision is blurry all the time get dizzy feel like I'm gonna pass out and have to sit down constantly sweating for no reason before the sweating cones I get flush feeling in my face but I only sweat upper part of body and only back of my neck cannot sleep maybe get 3 hrs of sleep a night but that's even broken up thruought night also my right leg and both feet always goes numb with pins and needles does anyone have any suggestions or knkws possibly whats going on with me ill listen to anyone I'm desperate I'm tired of living like this no quality of life for me I need help please !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance Carey READ MORE
    • Stumbo
      May 13, 2016
      May 13, 2016
      I suggest finding another doctor, especially after 3 years. Is there a university with a medical center close enough for you to get to? I suggest starting with an internist. Take copies of your recent lab work. READ MORE
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