Original email for context: On P2 day 6. In the morning when I wake up I feel horrible – not hungry just shaky, weak, dizzy, diaphoretic etc. I checked my blood sugar this AM to see and it was 43! I did a clean load. And I’m following the strict protocol except I’ve added miracle noodles and I’m only having 1 fruit per day and no grissini or melba.
Yikes! That has happened to me. My 5th and final round of hCG when I had eliminated the fruits and was on 150iu dosage, I was feeling just like you – not hungry, but very weird and weak and when I was checking my blood sugar it was way too low also – not as low as yours though! Mine was in the 60-70 range and felt absolutely awful.
Most Likely Fix: Dosage
Here’s what I discovered was the fix at least for me – the dosage. I reduced my hCG dosage to 125iu (or wherever you are at trying reducing a bit) and my blood sugar issues went away entirely. I’m not sure if this will always work, and in some cases, a person may need to increase their calories a little or add back the carbs, but for me I found it really was just the dosing causing it. My hCG Dosage guide is here.
The reason I didn’t catch this at first was because, like you, I didn’t feel hungry, so I thought my dosing must be right. But through trial and error I discovered this. If adjusting your dose helps alleviate your symptoms and normalizes your blood sugar, would you be sure to contact me and let me know? I can add your experience here. Thank you!
About Blood Sugar
For anyone who doesn’t know, good healthy blood sugar where you don’t feel like you’re going to pass out is usually between 80-100. It does vary from person to person, but once you are getting below 70/60, a lot of us are going to start to feel really not good and this is not safe. You can check/track your blood sugar very easily at home with these tools
- Glucose Meter: FreeStyle Freedom Lite
- Test Strips: FreeStyle LITE Glucose Test Strips- Box of 50
- Lancets: FreeStyle Lancets- Box of 100
You need all three of these items. The lancets are what you use to prick your finger to get the drop of blood, the glucose strips are what you hold next to your finger to soak up the drop of blood, and then the strip goes into the meter, which reads the blood sugar level in that blood. I think it’s pretty cool stuff actually!
When Blood Sugar Is More Likely to be an Issue
Issues with blood sugar are more likely to happen if you remove the carb sources from the hCG diet like I did on a couple rounds (the fruits and melba/grissini). While dosage fixed it for me, in some cases you m may need to add them back in.
What I tried that didn’t work was having more yogurt and vegetables. This either didn’t increase my blood sugar at all, or only increased it for like 20 minutes before it fell again. Ultlimately like I said it was the dosage for me.