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Can Antibiotics Cause Hypoglycemia
Multiple causes: The most common cause of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) is use of diabetes drugs (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas). There are also many other forms of hypoglycemia: due to organ underfunctioning (adrenal, pituitary, heart, liver, kidney, thyroid), other drugs (beta blockers, salicylates, etc), tumors (insulin- and non-insulin secreting), post-meal (dumping syndrome, reactive), among others.... ...Read more
4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia: Most commonly seen in diabetic patients who take medication to reduce their blood sugar, but can happen in people with some type of pancreas cancer. Symptoms includes, shakiness, fatigue, pigheadedness, sweating , and if not addressed properly, coma, seizure and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes.Blogspot.Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease.Html. ...Read more
Transitional event: The newborn must switch from a constant supply of sugar from mothers placental blood,to deriving that sugar from stored reserves or eating. Babies make their own insulin starting as a fetus and put away the sugar at a constant rate. If the supply drops,the insulin continues to put it away and hypoglycemia occurs.It can be natural and transient,caused by poor reserves,maternal diabetes,and others ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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