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
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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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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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)

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Anxious mood Muscle spasms in back
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Emotional numbness or flatness Hyperness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Bouts of Excessive Yawning 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Excessive yawning
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Restless feeling in legs
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)

Data from patients with Reactive Hypoglycemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Reactive Hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 17
30s 28
40s 52
50s 39
60s 18
70+ 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 99
Not Diagnosed 22

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