I get this thing that happens to me. And I’m not sure why. The majority of the time it happens when I skip a meal. But sometimes it’ll happen a couple of hours after eating. I seems to resemble the symptoms of low blood sugar or diabetes. I can feel it coming on. It starts out with a kind of funny feeling in my stomach that spills in to my limbs, a sort of tingly, tired feeling. After a while, say about 5-15 minutes, I start to get shaky, much like “the shakes” people get when they get real hungry, but these are a little more violent. Very soon after the shakes I’ll break out into cold sweats.
Now I’ve only let the condition progress beyond this a few times when I wasn’t anywhere where I could get some sort of food or sugar to fix the problem. Often slamming a coke will help. For instance, when this happened to me this morning, I ran down to the convenience store in the lobby of my building and bought two ice-cream sandwiches and a mango Snapple and ate/drank it all immediately. The condition subsided in about 10 to 15 minutes.
The last time I had this was when Jami was in town. I don’t think she understood why I had to immediately run up to the laundry room and get a coke and the scarf down a bag of Fritos in the car when we were already running late. But if I don’t get something in my system I start to shut down. My thought process gets cloudy. It becomes extremely difficult to hold a conversation. Eventually my motor skills deteriorate. Once while driving around with an old girlfriend, I had a particularly bad spell (attack?), and had to have her drive my car to the nearest restaurant because I was unable to continue driving safely myself. Other times I have sweated right through my shirt. I’m gonna ask my doctor about it next time I see him. Has anybody else ever had a similar situation?