I got some results back from my metabolic panel. The nurse said it appears I have low blood sugar. This is all quite new and confusing to me, but I guess “normal” blood sugar is in the 70-100 range, and mine is dipping down into the 40’s.
At times, I have somewhat suspected something was up over the years. For instance, if I don’t eat every few hours, I start to feel possessed and irate. My stomach aches and growls, and I feel blood rushing to my head frequently. I am super tired all the time, especially after I eat. And when I was pregnant, it was even worse. I literally NEVER stopped eating. I know many women say this, but it was truly out of control. Hey, at least now we understand a little bit more why I’ve been acting this way.
The little research I have done so far tells me that high blood sugar is more common than what we have, low blood sugar. We really do not know if this could have played into our miscarriages. However, we do know that according to the ASRM, “poorly controlled diabetes increases the risk of miscarriage.” https://www.asrm.org/FACTSHEET_Recurrent_Pregnancy_Loss/
I also had my Antiphospholipid Syndrome panel repeated again last week, which I had done after our 2nd loss. It came back normal after the 2nd loss, but this time my Lupus Anticoagulant PTT LA Screen came back slightly elevated (normal is less than <40 and mine was 43). I have no clue what this means. Again, I just know we were having it tested because, “In women who have high levels of Antiphospholipid antibodies, pregnancy outcomes are improved by the use of aspirin and heparin.” Well, I was on BOTH aspirin and Lovenox the past pregnancy and we still lost it. So, regardless, there isn’t really much we can do with this one!
All this being said, we are meeting with the doctor later next week to discuss the plan of action for the sugar treatment, and of course the results of the biopsy too. Heck, maybe I’ll even throw in all our questions about the Adenomyoma she plans to remove. Guess we better get our list of questions for her rolling again.