Ok, since the last time I posted about all the problems that I was having with my bs, things have changed and at times it's hard to say if the changes are for the better.
So I returned to work on May 31st which was over 1 month early and the reason for returning so quickly was because of money. Here in Canada we are able to take 15 weeks for Sick Leave and well after those 15 weeks I wasn't able to have many improvements in basal rates, bs control. My endo has lowered my basal rate from 0.85u/hr to 0.75u/hr 24 hrs a day and my synthryorid was increased to 225 mcg daily from 200 mcg daily. I'm a little doubtful that the change in basal rate should be 24 hrs, so I still have alot of work figuring out my daytime rates. And since my return to work (i work in a call centre) I have been able to get the shifts my dr's have wanted for me which is 9am - 2pm but with this i'm still going low at least once a day while i'm at work and these lows are at different times of the day (i'm wondering it they are being caused by stress??) and still having to take calls while dealing with the side effects for a low (for me the side effects are headache- i think it might be in the migrane range but i've never been aware of having a migrane and nausea- to the point of having dry heaves). Now with my side effects I have tried to get rid of the headache by taking all OTC brands of headache/migrane meds and for the nausea i can't take gravol at work because it makes me really sleepy and it doesn't work when i take it at home, peppermint is a natural anti-nausea med but it doesn't work.
Last Thursday (June 10th), I was dropping low at about 8am and didn't realize it, so I still went to work but i was running 15 mins late when i got to work 1 of my friends realized that i was in trouble so she called for help and EMS arrived to take me to the hospital but before we left there was a slight panic because my BP dropped very low(can't remember what they told me it was sorry!!) While at the hospital they kept checking my BP because they were worried that i was having a heart attack or some type of infection. This is the 1st time that this has happened to me and all i really remember is a feeling of panick.
Since the return to work and realizing how many lows i'm still having, the newest trip to the hospital i'm afarid to LIVE!!!!! I'm so worried about what will happen if I'm out walking/biking or anything at all and i don't realize that i'm dropping low and dropping fast (which seems to be my case). I could guess that part of the reason that i'm so scared is because these problems have only developed over the past yr. I wish that I could upload my #'s from my pump to here so that you could see my bs results.
I don't know anymore and having more and more feelings that i want to give up but it's taking all my will not to give up.
"If it's true that we are what we eat, then I am fast, easy and cheap" -- Barbara Johnson