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Gimel

Hi Gimel
I have this RANDOM jittery hot feeling only when I stand and I know you and I talked about seeing if my Endo will up my Armour Thyroid from 2 grains to 2.5 grains.  Now I'm wondering if I could have random episodes of hyperthyroidism it's 4:25pm where I am at and my last AT pill was at 10am or could this be a sugar issues.  Sorry never mentioned it because it's totally random always occurs way after I take my meds and I'm told that I'm not diabetic last sugar test was 85.  

Thanks,Grace
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I notice that you addressed your thread to gimel, but I might suggest that you check your blood pressure.  Sometimes when we stand up, especially, if we stand too quickly, we can have a sudden drop in blood pressure which can cause the symptoms you have or a light-headed type feeling.
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Hi Barb
I have orthostatic hypotension had it for years but this is different it's not when I stand up it's only while I'm standing up cooking dinner or waiting in checkout line. My pulse does rise a bit with no heart palpitations.

I'm worried that I could be bouncing from hyper to hypo but I'm not sure if this is even possible.  

I've complained about this off and on for past 2 yrs to my endos and they say I'm fine.  

Thanks Grace

I have hypotension, as well, and have similar episodes.   I also have an issue with blood glucose levels that drop (hypoglycemia) and recover quickly.   Both of these issues can produce, what's similar to a hot flash with a "buzz", but it usually only lasts a short time, unless I go into a full hypoglycemic attack, which is totally different.

I doubt you'd be going from hypo to hyper that quickly, but I'm the last person to say anything is impossible.
Hi Barb
I think hypoglycemia could be doing this to me now that you mentioned the food thing I was late eating lunch had a sandwhich and about hour later I had this issue. I had this issue over a year ago after I ate dinner and hour or two later when I go for walk I had a drunk sensation with shakes.... I never had this until I lost my thyroid.  

Ok. Im going to say this is not a thyroid issue and trip to my family doctor is needed. This disease is never ending.
If you're getting episodes within a short period of when you eat, you could have what's called "reactive hypoglycemia".  This means that when you eat certain foods, your blood glucose spikes, then suddenly the bottom drops out and it's too low (hypoglycemia).  If you aren't careful, it ends up being a vicious circle, because the glucose drops you eat something to raise it, but many people raise it too quickly again, which again causes it to plummet - and so it goes...

I don't know what your diet is like, but I'd advise watching what you're eating and opt for foods that are low on the glycemic index - that means eliminate/limit foods that increase your blood glucose quickly, such as starchy foods like white breads, potatoes, corn, peas, and sweets/sugary/processed foods and drinks, including a lot of fruit.  In other words, you'd need to eat similar to the way a diabetic should eat.  

The best way to diagnose reactive hypoglycemia is to have a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), which is how I found out I have it.   A GTT takes about 4 hours - you go to the lab (or your doctor's office), they do a fasting glucose blood draw, then you drink a bottle of a very sweet syrupy liquid, wait an hour, then 4 more blood draws at hourly intervals.  I did fine until I got to hr # 3... my glucose had dropped to 48 and between hrs 3 and 4, I thought I was going to pass out.  I was the "time keeper" meaning the lab personnel kept on with their daily work and I simply let them know when it was time for the next draw.  By the time hr # 4 rolled around, I was shaking badly and my knees were so weak I could barely walk to the counter to let them know it was time... My body was beginning to recover and even though I still felt weak and sick, my glucose was up to 56 (still way too low) on the last draw.  Fortunately, I had some hard candies in my van and was able to sit and eat 3-4 of those to bring my glucose up enough to drive home.  If not for that, I'd have had to consider going to the urgent care facility next door for help, or call my husband because it was certainly not safe for me to drive home at that point.   I'll note that I could have gone out shopping between the hourly blood draws, but it was easier to just stay at the lab and read a book.  Of course, you can't have anything to eat/drink during the time the test is in progress except water and your lab/doctor's office may tell you not to drink water, but that makes for a very thirsty day...

The pancreas, thyroid, adrenals, reproductive organs, etc are all part of the endocrine system and they all work in tandem to keep us healthy and feeling well.  When something goes wrong with one part of the system, other parts of the system sometimes try to compensate, such as the adrenals trying to compensate for inadequate thyroid function, etc.  Sometimes other endocrine systems don't function adequately, either.  

I think I've had reactive hypoglycemia for years in spite of having been diagnosed with pre-diabetes not long after becoming hypo because I've had that type of reaction whenever I eat things that increase my glucose levels quickly.  I've been told that many/most people with reactive hypoglycemia ultimately become diabetic - considering that diabetes is rampant in my family, I figure it's a matter of time for me, but I keep trying to keep it away.  So far I've been more successful than most of my siblings.

Anyway, it's something to be aware of.  You could try changing your diet and decrease the amount of grains (breads, pasta, cereal, etc) and opting for whole grain or sprouted varieties when you do eat them.  Check out glycemic index and opt for foods that are lowest.

Keep in mind that there can almost always be more than one cause for some symptoms so I agree that your primary doctor might be able to help guide you.
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Adrenaline rush symptoms include:

Rapid heart rate
Sweating
Heightened senses
Rapid breathing
Decreased ability to feel pain Increased strength and performance
Dilated pupils
Feeling jittery or nervous

Causes of an adrenaline rush include:

A threat
Stress
Excitement
Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pheochromocytoma (tumour on the adrenal glands)
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