I refused the drink the 1st time and ate protein, carbs, and had some juice for the random test at the office. it was a little high, so he made me do the 3 hour GTT at the hospital and I HAD to drink the stuff. I didn't think the cola itself was terrible, but omg...I can't even think about the 4 blood draws without crying. They literally butchered me. I didn't realize that's what they were going to do before I went, so I didn't know to fight for an IV port. I warned them, but they didn't listen...of course. Meanwhile, I had the most awful spasms in my side the whole time. I had been in the hospital for them the day before, they were so bad.
3 of those numbers were high, so they "diagnosed"me with GD. But as I thought of it, I started thinking about how it started to get really bad when I started on the Aldomet. So I did some reasearch...yep! BOTH Aldomet and Lopressor cause out of control high blood sugars!! Not to mention the other list of horrible side effects that I am having from them. Now that I have a glucometer and strips, i think it was a good thing. It really is completely out-of-control high...and no, diet isn't helping...I wonder why??
I'm going back tomorrow to take my week of numbers (5x/day) back to OB and see what he says, and I'm going to BEG him to stop taking the Aldomet. I feel like I'm losing my mind *tears*