Non-diabetic hypoglycemia

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What is non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels in blood) is uncommon in non-diabetic persons. Causes of hypoglycemia may include excessive insulin produced in the body, metabolism disorders, medications, alcohol, drugs, and hormone deficiencies.

Common symptoms reported by people with non-diabetic 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with non-diabetic hypoglycemia

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

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with non-diabetic hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with non-diabetic hypoglycemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea brain fog 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty waking up excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
addiction sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness problems concentrating 20 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with non-diabetic hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has non-diabetic hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 64
30s 98
40s 107
50s 78
60s 37
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 125
20-29 years 55
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 244
Not Diagnosed 54

These charts show data from non-diabetic hypoglycemia patients who have completed their condition history
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