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.
this is the programme, the man is on in the second half.