From Dublin California, USA:
I have a seizure disorder, and after each seizure, I am tired, and my blood glucose level is low. Because this is a bad time of year for me, and I am able to know when I have them, the last time I drank a gallon of orange juice and ate a piece of fruit right before then I lied down to help prevent the seizure. My blood sugar was 55 mg/dl [3.1 mmol], and I did not have one. Can low blood sugar be a cause of my seizures? Can I fix this? How?
Low blood sugars can certainly be a cause of some seizures and can be treated, but it is only one of many causes. Certainly a level of 55 mg/dl [3.1 mmol/L] just after drinking so much orange juice seems to be low, but would need to be confirmed by a clinical laboratory to be sure that it wasn't a technical error.
I think you need to discuss the problem of your seizures with your doctor, including the possibilities of further investigation and more effective management.
Original posting 11 Nov 2002
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:38
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