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!

1 comment:

  1. Saw and commented on your post this morning, but didn't realize you go through this much trouble as a result of a low in the morning. Plus i just noticed the celiac and thyroid factors.. Sorry to hear, but thanks for sharing. Keep up the fight, it is encouraging and helpful. Good luck to you and your health. Cheers.