Blood sugar issues because of anti-psychotics, what to do now?
March 12, 2013 7:18 AM Subscribe
What should I do in the immediate short term before my appointment to talk about blood sugar issues with my psychiatrist?
posted by lettuchi to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
I have been experiencing symptoms of blood sugar trouble(peeing a lot, thirst(although more peeing than drinking) ravenous hunger. I have eating issues so I'm pretty in tune with how I feel when I eat/don't eat, and this feels entirely different.
If I eat a small breakfast (200 or so calories, whole grains and protein) at 8:30, by 11:30 I am so hungry I have severe nausea and feel like I'm going to pass out. If I don't eat breakfast, the same thing happens at around 1. I normally never ever have hunger cues during the early afternoon. Previous to this, I was eating "okay", even eating lunch which is a miracle.
I am hungry in a "OMG EAT. NOW." way that is not e.d. driven, nor does it feel like normal hunger. Even if I do feel hungry, I am able to ignore it usually, and feel compelled to do so, and do. I cannot ignore or deny this hunger, and I am eating a lot. It is not a proper binge, no automatically, no trigger, no e.d. related responses. It is disturbing, on several levels, normal and pathological, but I digress.
I have an appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday(tomorrow). I am currently on 0.25mg Risperdal(1 pill), which has been upped in the last week or so from 0.18mg(3/4's of a pill) due to an episode. These numbers seem really small, but I am very sensitive to AAP's and have been on subclinical doses of several and had to discontinue due to severe EPS symptoms.
Speaking of, at the recent increase, I noticed EPS symptoms in my right arm, on top of the normal tongue ones I have and ignore due to the fact I need to be on these darn pills to not think razorblades are raining down from my ceiling and that my boyfriend is a fish.
So, my question. What should I do in the immediate short term(as in the next 48 hours)? Should I not eat any carbs for the interim? Is there a sign of "go to the hospital now, you silly ninny"?
Thanks for any suggestions.