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Just ? For a friend as she has health anxiety it's strange because she's running of on me. Every time she feels weak or a bit unwell which is daily. She automatically gets something to eat to boost her up as she thinks she's diabetic. I go mad a say it's in your head because doesn't matter what she eats as soon as she's ate even a bowl of cereal she automatically feels better so a tell her it's not diabetes no way

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It sounds to me like low blood sugar which everyone gets if you haven't eaten for a while. Tell her she can't diagnose herself so she needs to get off to a doctor for tests to rule it out. x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

She won't go lol. Probz just her panic disorder. Think she'd no by now as nothing has happened to her just in her head. Can they test in urine x

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Sodown

Show her this link and she might think differently. If she won't go to the doctors you can't make her but it doesn't mean you have to get angry with her. I would back off and leave her alone and stop getting yourself angry or upset. x

diabetes.org.uk/diabetes-th...

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

Thanks she's been like this 3 months now has a therapist also. But I say with panic disorder and depression you go like that also so hard to diagnose. A think because she thinks it helps her it does x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to Sodown

She's always absolutely shattered and no energy just like me. It's a natural thing. X

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Sodown

Maybe it does? A placebo effect. x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

What x

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Sodown

dictionary.com/browse/placebo

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

Yeah

What a predicament. She’ll never know if she has diabetes unless she gets her glucose levels tested which is done through drawing blood. I also agree that it could be low blood sugar or something like that. I get really ill when I don’t eat and my glucose levels are just fine so who knows.

Sodown
Sodown in reply to TrustnGod

That's true. Luke I say symptoms are all similar in alot of things. It's just an automatic thing she does as she overthinks

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to TrustnGod

My body is the same as yours. I don't have diabetes or anything but if I go more than around 5 hours without eating I can feel weak and shaky. x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

Thats obvious. Especially if you have anxiety or depression aswell x

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Sodown

No not everyone reacts like that. I know people who can go all day without eating and they are fine. x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

Maybe but I'd say people with health anxiety issues don't. As it's automatic thing as soon as you feel weak it's the first thing what comes into your head is a need some food quick x

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Sodown

Yes they do and I know some. x

Sodown
Sodown in reply to hypercat54

Sure there's alot of people just like that. But I guess it's life x

TrustnGod
TrustnGod in reply to hypercat54

Same same same. I’ve always been like that even before anxiety. It’s crazy.

Sodown
Sodown in reply to TrustnGod

Like what x

TrustnGod
TrustnGod in reply to Sodown

Like when I don’t eat for a while I get super shaky and faint.

Just what we were previously talking about.

Sodown
Sodown in reply to TrustnGod

Yeah same x

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