I have reactive hypoglycemia and have that under control, but after a sub MS relapse and a course of steroids I became intolerant to glucose, I pass out a few days of the week from eating certain foods, have to work out which food caused it and avoid it. When I went for a glucose tolerance test I had a similar reaction shortly after having 25ml of pure glucose, sounded drunk, went hot and heart palpitations and kept drifting in and out of consciousness. They say I have a rare condition that could have been caused by my MS????? Something like the nerve signal to my brain getting confused when my blood sugars raise above 10.5 similar to having a hypo at 2.9, can you explain why this could be caused by MS please????
The high glucose load probably caused vasodilation and a drop in your blood pressure. I suspect this is unmasking a type of dysautonomia from your MS. It would be a good idea for your doctors to perform some testing of your autonomic nervous system, particularly a tilt table test. This may help them to devise a treatment strategy
Revere Kinkel MD
Director of the UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Program