Hi gang, gosh it’s been ages since I’ve been on here and I apologise. Life has changed so radically for me and I have been somewhat busy & distracted. It’s so good to see you all on here and I wonder how I’ve stayed away for so long!
As some of you might remember, I had a great improvement in my MS symptoms, following breast cancer treatment, losing 3 stone in weight and taking high-dose Biotin which I started in January 2017.
But have run into a problem. Things haven’t been so good since around Christmas. My fatigue came back very badly and I haven’t been doing as well as I was… BUT my mobility is still brilliant so I’m not complaining!
A couple of months ago, out with a friend, she said she thought I had a blood sugar problem. She’d noticed me ‘going down’ and then eating something and coming ‘up’ again. Have to say I thought she was talking nonsense.
Then Lent came along and I was semi-fasting… still eating 3 meals a day but not snacking and also eating smaller portions. Soon became apparent that my energy was dipping badly and the only way to deal with it was to eat something sweet… one evening so bad that I was eating jam straight off the spoon.
Went to GP’s and she thinks it’s hypoglycaemia… which is low blood sugar. I posted on the Facebook Biotin page and the woman who runs the site posted a link to an article about how Biotin can actually interfere with the glucose the liver makes… and can cause… you’ve guessed it … hypoglycaemia.
Had blood tests yesterday … after a week off Biotin so it wouldn’t effect the results… and will stay off it until I get results. What then? Bit of a dilemma. I’ll have to wait and see. I seem to be feeling lots better since I stopped the Biotin (9 days now).
Has anyone else suffered anything similar? Anyone have any information?
I’ll let you know what the blood results are and if I decide to take a ‘Biotin break’ and see what happens. IF my mobility starts to get bad again I’ll have to work something out!!!
Sending you all my love and hoping everyone is doing ok,