I sometimes carry them for an extra bit of energy when out and overwhelmed with pain and/or fatigue, so that I could get to a seat or home.
I recently saw "mystery diagnosis" [an american tv documentary programme] where a man had a condition where he would have extremes from muscular pains to falling and unable to move.
[the techky bit - his body was making too much potassium and not enough sodium and it affected his muscles]
the main treatment for his condition - other than diuretics, is easy
- glucose tablets before doing anything.
I don't have his condition, just share some of the symptoms, but found the glucose bit interesting [techky - it helped break down the potassium so it passes out of his body quicker]
I'm not sure if I've remembered it all properly, but would be interested if others have tried the glucose lozenges.