Reactive Hypoglycemia

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What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypoglycemia is recurrent episodes of symptomatic low blood sugar occurring 1–2 hours after a high carbohydrate meal. It may be the result of excessive insulin release triggered by the carbohydrate meal that continues after digestion and disposal of the glucose from the meal.

What is it like to have Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Reactive Hypoglycemia and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(AnalgiPlus, Citodon, Co-codamol) 26 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Reactive Hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Reactive Hypoglycemia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Excessive yawning
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold hands and feet Headaches 3 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Anxious mood
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(AnalgiPlus, Citodon, Co-codamol) 26 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation High feeling
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Reactive Hypoglycemia
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Emotional numbness or flatness Vivid dreams
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Reactive Hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Reactive Hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 17
30s 28
40s 43
50s 32
60s 11
70+ 8

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 87
Not Diagnosed 18

These charts show data from Reactive Hypoglycemia patients who have completed their condition history
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