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)

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

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

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

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

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) 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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
increased energy anxious mood 16 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (14 evaluations)
Side effects
weight loss
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tachycardia (fast heart rate) vivid dreams
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hallucinations insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2) 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 63
30s 114
40s 117
50s 98
60s 56
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 132
20-29 years 63
30-39 years 30
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 49
Female 417

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 296
Not Diagnosed 56

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