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)

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

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (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)

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

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness problems concentrating 21 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness with disorientation neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (22 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tachycardia (fast heart rate) vivid dreams
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty waking up excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (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 4
20s 64
30s 111
40s 118
50s 92
60s 50
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 130
20-29 years 60
30-39 years 30
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 47
Female 402

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 291
Not Diagnosed 57

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