100g of glucose in a 10-oz bottle of orange drink in 5 minutes or less is HORRIBLE. I may never drink Sunkist again. 50g wasn't TOO bad. Not tasty, but EWWWWW 100 is worse.
Mom went with me. Went in, first phlebotomist looked at my arm and looked dubious. I showed her the left and she went right back to the right! Stick - nada. "I'm so so sorry, I'm going to have to try again." "OK. It happens." Mom looked faintly nauseous. I was just there... Long night, not enough sleep (another story), not so much as a swish-and-spit of water for over 12 hours at that point... I was dehydrated, DUH.
Still couldn't get it - I wouldn't bleed into the tube, just after the needle was removed. So she got the other girl. Who, I must admit, was great with a needle but DAAAAANNNNGGGG her patient rapport needs help. So - side of the elbow - poke, done. Go drink the ickey nasty sweet stuff.
About 15 minutes in, my stomach got upset. Just faint nausea. Then my head started to hurt. And Bean got MAD. (Sugar high!) OMG kicking like no tomorrow. Mom said it looked like a tantrum. (Mind, Bean always holds perfectly still around my Mom - so Mom got to see it finally!)
That was the worst part. I asked the tech if they had a lot of people vomit or pass out, and she said yes - and she was impressed I hadn't b/c of my small stature (how little I was, is what she said).
After the last one... Mom and I were out the door like shots and I went straight for the 16-oz bottle of water and granola bar. Which, BTW, was too sweet. I got a pop with lunch and I can't drink it, even watered down. BLECH.
But now that I've eaten, I'm better. Still tired. But... My wish, hope and prayer for ALL of you is that if you have never had to do the 100g glucose challenge, that you never have to.