What were the circumstances? What were the effects?
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Thank you for your very interesting story. I am not sure what hypoglycemia is, so if you could explain what it is to myself and others who may not know the meaning of it, I would appreciate it.
Eighteen hours on a train seems like quite a long time,
Hypoglycemia: drop in blood sugar. Usually due to not eating. Dysphoria sets in. Dysphoria is a change in mood, depression or iritability. Then shaking. A sweet drink can help restore blood sugar. I have even fainted on several occations.
This is the second response regarding Hypoglicemia; please provide more details into what hypoglicemia is. I have performed several fasts of which I went several days without food, during a couple of these occassions I felt shaky, as if I was slippin
Exactly. Being shaky is one of the symptoms.
It is a part of body's survival mechanism. When you are hungry, your awareness goes up, your eye sight improves.
When your blood sugar goes too down, your adrenal glands inject adrenaline.
This must have been a time of despair. How did you recover? Did you make a journal to review such past events? What temporal effects of starvation did you accrue?
Going hungry is a terrible thing -- hard to ignor. I wish no one had to go without food, especially children whose bodies are still developing -- can't go back and redo the damage.
It is unfortunate that relationships have the potential to actuate such an effect, however it is very interesting that you had a positive effect from the fast. Please post your observantions and results if you decide to go forth with another fast.