Most people here are thoroughly bored of my tale of chronic exhaustion and episodes of sweating, flushing and nausea. I've had referrals to cardiology and neurology, as well as my usual rheumy and respirologist. None can explain these symptoms.
Meanwhile, I have continued to be convinced that the explanation lies in the meds that I have been taking. They have controlled my primary AI problems very well, but these newer symptoms have persisted. My rheumy thinks it is Fibromyalgia and prescribed gabapentin to improve sleep quality.
Last night, I was having a particularly brutal time, with recurrent episodes, when it occurred to me that my symptoms were very akin to those of hypoglycaemia. Consulting with Dr Google this morning, I see that changes in insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels is a known, and studied, side effect of hydroxy.
I am on the waiting list for endocrinology, but I wondered if this is something anyone else has experience with? x
UPDATE: I have now done a couple of weeks taking my blood glucose levels every 1-2 hours. Results: my fasting levels (eg on waking) seem to be normal, but they are slightly elevated after eating (typically around 8-9 mmol/litre). This seems to correspond to a "prediabetic" level (impaired glucose tolerance). So it's not hypoglycaemia!