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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Low Blood Sugar And Muscle Spasms

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse.  Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more

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Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?

Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more

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I am dieting and eating less, but I wake up at night with symptoms of low blood sugar. How can I prevent this?

I am dieting and eating less, but I wake up at night with symptoms of low blood sugar. How can I prevent this?

Bedtime snack: Hello David . Try to take bed time snack with some carbs daily . You should measure your sugars during episodes and consult your physician if readings are less than 50 . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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When does one begin noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

When does one begin noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

Variable w/diabetes : If someone has had poor diabetes control and usually high, then even a normal blood sugar might feel low. Someone who has had lots of lows may not feel them until they're very low, like in the 40-50's. For the average person, the feeling of a low may be experienced with blood sugars around 65 mg/dl. Some say they can feel themselves crashing even before they reach a technical low. ...Read more

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How to know when do you personally start noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

How to know when do you personally start noticing symptoms of low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall and the cause of fall (like excess Insulin after a heavy meal) are important factors. Most patients notice low sugar symptoms at 65, and a blood sugar below 80 should be monitored closely. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Labyrinthitis is the inflammation or abnormality in the semicircular canals causing dizziness esp with head movement, there may be nausea. When one has low blood sugar, they have dizziness more like feeling light, sweating, unable to focus, weak, tired, and feeling of doom to even passing out. They do overlap so be careful. Diabetics should be aware and check bs to make sure. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, but often feel symptoms of low blood sugar even though glucose tests show my sugar to be just right.?

I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, but often feel symptoms of low blood sugar even though glucose tests show my sugar to be just right.?

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 more

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All the symptoms of low blood sugar possible to be seen in people without diabetes drugs?

All the symptoms of low blood sugar possible to be seen in people without diabetes drugs?

Yes: Low blood sugar can be seen in people not on diabetes drugs. A lot of times, you think you have low blood sugar but you actually don't. The only way to know is to check your bs during the times you think you have low blood sugar. If it's indeed low, go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood sugar symptoms. How do I control it ?

What to do if I have low blood sugar symptoms. How do I control it ?

Diabetic?: We need more information. Are you a diabetic? Are you on medications? If you have severely low glucose (<50) and are not on any meds, then you need to see an internist or endocrinologist for a medical work-up. You could have an Insulin tumor, or you could just be genetically hard-wired to produce more than the average amount of Insulin after a meal (especially if sugary or high-carb) ...Read more

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Any reason why are low blood sugar symptoms the way they are?

Any reason why are low blood sugar symptoms the way they are?

Several: Hi. Not enough sugar for the brain to function (neuroglycopenia) progressively causes confusion, obtundation, seizures, coma, death. As sugar falls, the sympathetic nervous system is activated to try to restore blood sugar; this causes the sweating, anxiety, tremor, high pulse. Check your sugar frequently & control your diabetes well. Be healthy! ...Read more

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Low blood sugar anxiety fears. Could you have low blood sugar even if you aren't hungry? I'm eating every 3 hours. Only symptom is anxiety.

Low blood sugar anxiety fears. Could you have low blood sugar even if you aren't hungry? I'm eating every 3 hours. Only symptom is anxiety.

Low blood sugar: Yes, you can have low blood sugar even if you don't feel hungry. Please see your doctor and then a nutritionist. It may be what you are eating that is the issue. Peace and good health. I see twitching in your history. Perhaps you are low in magnesium. Your doc or the nutritionist will help you figure that out. Beyond that, you may have an anxiety disorder. A clinical psychologist can help. ...Read more

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At which level do the symptoms for low blood sugar start?

At which level do the symptoms for low blood sugar start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall and the cause of fall (excess Insulin after a heavy meal) are important factors. Blood sugar below 80 should be monitored closely. Many patients have symptoms, (sweating, tingling, anxiety, shaky) below 65. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with low blood sugar ?

What symptoms are typically associated with low blood sugar ?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

Low symptoms : Symptoms may include: shakiness, hunger, nausea, fatigue, headache, behavior changes including combativeness, loss of consciousness, seizure, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of diabetes and low blood sugar?

Many symptoms: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more