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No need for worries: Sometimes people get drowsy after eating as they start to metabolize their meal. Being drowsy is a sign that someone has eaten so much, that their gut ... Read More

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
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Sleepy: Fatigue post eating can definitely be a signal of blood sugar and Insulin issues. I would have your physician check your blood for fasting blood sug ... Read More
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Sleepy after meal: Food in intestine triggers the Parasympathetic nervous system which tells our body to slow down & focus on digesting the food. Brain cells found i ... Read More
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Fluoxetine(Prozac): Fluoxetine(Prozac) is used to treat depression and Anxiety. Side effect can be Anxiety, nervousness, and Insomnia. The medication works for 24 hours. ... Read More
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Sleep: Not unusual and it is common to have a mid afternoon dip in alertness.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Siesta time!: A large meal often makes people sleepy. That is why the siesta was invented! Eating smaller meals may help. A high fat, high sugar food or snack wi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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If you eat a large : Lunch or have lots of carbs your blood sugar could go up followed by secretion of Insulin followed by your blood sugar dropping. Low blood sugar can c ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
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Multiple steps: Cut down on fatty foods. Drink less milk. Don't eat turkey. Don't stuff yourself. Sleepiness after meals (post-prandial fatigue in doctor-speak), c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Nap: There is nothing more refreshing than a nap after lunch.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Slump: The fatigue you describe sounds suspicious for Insulin spikes. A low gkycemic diet may help.

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