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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Reactive Hypoglycemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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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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Treatments taken by people with Reactive Hypoglycemia

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
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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Compare treatments taken by people with Reactive Hypoglycemia

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Excessive yawning
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Anxious mood
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation High feeling
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Emotional numbness or flatness Vivid dreams
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
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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  • Slight
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  • Mild
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Who has Reactive Hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 17
30s 29
40s 40
50s 36
60s 13
70+ 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male
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 88
Not Diagnosed 19

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