Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waking up Low

I've had more morning lows than I care to count.

When I have a low in the middle of the night it usually wakes me up.  I don't know what it is that wakes me but I'm so grateful that my body recognizes the low enough to rouse consciousness and alert me to the situation.  I stumble around in the dark and get some glucose in then usually just crash back into bed.

When I wake up with a low I immediately have a headache.  Sometimes I get this strange feeling that a low is pulling me deeper into sleep.  That kind of scares me.  If I don't wake up... how low will my blood sugar drop?  Sometimes I get migraine like symptoms with a low.  Bright spots in my vision, bright spots when I close my eyes in the shower.  That makes the headache start to pound.

Morning lows put me in a bad mood.  After having kids, I've become less of a morning person anyway.  Add a low to the morning routine and I'm basically an angry bear in the morning.  Sigh.

Lows always suck.  But lows in the morning... those are the worst!