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All of a sudden filling extreme fatigue after eating I feel. Like I.been drugged like iam about to fall out. Time 3 days so far?

All of a sudden filling extreme fatigue after eating I feel. Like I.been drugged like iam about to fall out. Time 3 days so far?

What you describe: Sounds suspiciously like hypoglycemia...although I could not guess why...Do you have a family history of Diabetes?? The other possibility is mild "dumping" syndrome. (stomach EMPTYING too quickly) I note you have had your gallbladder removed and the BILE which now empties directly into your stomach (instead of being stored by the Gallbladder) may cause the stomach to CONTRACT too quickly! ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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What are common causes of extreme fatigue (needing to nap) after eating?

What are common causes of extreme fatigue (needing to nap) after eating?

Sugar: This may or may not indicate a sugar problem. You should ask your doc about a glucose tolerance test. It may also improve with healthy food such as veg, salad and fruit. ...Read more

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I have extreme fatigue that hit me during the day along with headaches after eating. I'm 32 and overweight. What could cause this?

I have extreme fatigue that hit me during the day along with headaches after eating. I'm 32 and overweight. What could cause this?

Pre Diabetes?: Pre diabetes can often cause episodes of hypoglycemia which could cause fatigue and headaches. See you physician who may order a 5 hour glucose tolerance test. In the mean time eat healthy small portions and avoid refined carbohydrate. Do not skip meals. ...Read more

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Lately I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, (especially after eating) I am am anemic and take iron supplements, but never felt so tied before.

Lately I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, (especially after eating) I am am anemic and take iron supplements, but never felt so tied before.

See doc again: If you have a history of anemia and are on treatment but fatigue is getting worse, it's time to get re-checked by your doctor. The anemia may not be responding and the cause of the iron deficiency needs to be clarified and treated. Many things can cause extreme fatigue, anemia is just one of them. It requires thorough evaluation with appropriate testing to find the answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have extreme fatigue after some bowel movements & usually after eating? *I was told I have Acid Reflux and just started Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM b4 food.

Why do I have extreme fatigue after some bowel movements & usually after eating? *I was told I have Acid Reflux and just started Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM b4 food.

Fatigue: There is a very long list of conditions and situations that lead to fatigue, so many other factors must be considered. A full evaluation includes analysis of daily habits and lifestyle (are you getting enough sleep?) plus a full medical history and exam to look for systemic causes. It's unlikely but not impossible that the Nexium (esomeprazole) is contributing, if the fatigue started after beginning that med. ...Read more

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Couple of years Of extreme tiredness esp after eating, blocked earS I don't smoke or drink much but wen I do have a drink I get back pain. Memory bad 2?

Couple of years Of extreme tiredness esp after eating, blocked earS I don't smoke or drink much but wen I do have a drink I get back pain. Memory bad 2?

Blood sugar or: Thyroid or other hormonal issue? Please see your doc. He/she may test for these and see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Extreme dizziness and fatigue after eatng sweets, today I ate high carbohydrate food and chcolate, my glucose level was 2.5hours later 89 is it normal?

Extreme dizziness and fatigue after eatng sweets, today I ate high carbohydrate food and chcolate, my glucose level was 2.5hours later 89 is it normal?

Hypoglycemia: It could be hypoglycemia or sensitivity to sugar. Just one glucose level is not sufficient to say you have no hypoglycemia or your sugar is normal ...Read more

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I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

See a GI doctor: Cannot make diagnoses over the internet. When you go to see somebody take with you a list of all symptoms you can think of, the times they occur, the types of food you were eating and all your prior medical records. Hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I feel dizzy after eating carbs?

Why do I feel dizzy after eating carbs?

Hypoglycemia: It is possible that you get a rush of Insulin after you eat cars which leads to a drop in your sugar. It is best to eat complex carbs not plain sugar and to eat brown rice, brown pasta etc. ...Read more

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How to tell why I feel drowsy and fatigued after eating pizza?

How to tell why I feel drowsy and fatigued after eating pizza?

Only Pizza: Is it only pizza or other foods. Pizza has a very high carbohydrate load and is most likely a autonomic response. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypoglycaemia. It occurs typically after eating high carb meals... Sometimes, as soon as 10 Minutes. 130 down to 55. What can cause it?

Diagnosed with hypoglycaemia. It occurs typically after eating high carb meals... Sometimes, as soon as 10 Minutes. 130 down to 55. What can cause it?

It seems: Like you have true reactive hypoglycemia. Suggest evaluation. General rule is to avoid sugary drinks or high simple carbohydrate diets and eat six small healthy meals ...Read more

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I feel too much fatigue in morning also having nausea but after eating it get relieved for some time then I also feel too much fatigue?

I feel too much fatigue in morning also having nausea but after eating it get relieved for some time then I also feel too much fatigue?

You need a: Complete CHECK-UP by your PCP Primary Care Provider since in a male these symptoms are generally due to stomach disorders (ulcer, gastritis with subsequent blood loss, anemia fatigue) (If you are asking this for a female friend a PREGNANCY test is indicated) before the GI testing!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What could cause fatigue and frequent urination after eating?

What could cause fatigue and frequent urination after eating?

FATIGUE EVAL/R/O DM: FATIGUE RULE OUT DIABETES:it requires a complete W/U. You need full EXAM AND labs. HBA1C/CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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I feel more weak, fatigued after eating b complex pill. What can this signify? Shouldn't it increase energy?

I feel more weak, fatigued after eating b complex pill. What can this signify? Shouldn't it increase energy?

Yes, but if: Triggered by a non-physiologic way is likely do to a psychological source such as depression.

Some fatigue with being overstimulated is physiologic. Rapid heart rate, increased work makes people tired.
I see you also asked about the same symptoms after stimulants, so, psychological issues come to mind.
But without an exam, I can only give general information ...Read more

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What's the MAX blood sugar spike a non-diabetic person could have that's still considered normal, i.e. shortly after eating, a high carb meal? 200?

What's the MAX blood sugar spike a non-diabetic person could have that's still considered normal, i.e. shortly after eating, a high carb meal? 200?

Not standardized: Hi. Finger stick blood glucose measurement is not approved for diagnosis, and there is no standardized value for "shortly after" "a meal". The standard for a challenged glucose is the 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test done in the fasting state. 2 hours after a 75 g glucose load, serum glucose should be under 140 to be normal; over 200 is diabetes; in between is impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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My wife today had glucose test Fasting - 108 After eating lots of carbs and after 1 hour 84 Is it normal. We are suspecting lab has reversed readings?

My wife today had glucose test Fasting - 108 After eating lots of carbs and after 1 hour 84 Is it normal. We are suspecting lab has reversed readings?

108/84 or 84/108?: Even if the lab should have reported 84 and 108 in that order, I don't know why this was ordered. 84 and 108 are both normal. For now I suspect that diabetes is not a concern. Please let me know if I have missed something here. ...Read more

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My blood sugar seems better in the morning after eating a lot of carbs before bed. Why would that be?

My blood sugar seems better in the morning after eating a lot of carbs before bed. Why would that be?

If you have: Diabetes you do not want to eat at bedtime. You need to follow proper diet, exercise and medication to keep your sugar normal the entire 24 hours. If you monitored your sugar during the night, you's find it went up a lot and then came down. The high sugar overnight is just as dangerous as high sugar any other time of the day. ...Read more

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Hungry about one two hours after eating. Hands shaky at times. Also inability to get thru workouts without large amount of carbs. A1c is 5.9?

Hungry about one two hours after eating. Hands shaky at times. Also inability to get thru workouts without large amount of carbs. A1c is 5.9?

Postprandial: Read up about postprandial syndrome and how it is diagnosed and managed. It's linked in the popular imagination to "hypoglycemia" but if this indeed what you have, you may learn ways to manage it. I'm very glad that fitness is important to you and this will help. ...Read more

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I FEEL GAS AND BLOATING AFTER EATING WHOLE GRAIN NB I DON'T HAVE CELIAC DISEASE WHAT SHOULD I DO SHOULD I REPLACE WHOLE GRIAN BY REFIEND CARB?

I FEEL GAS AND BLOATING AFTER EATING WHOLE GRAIN NB I DON'T HAVE CELIAC DISEASE WHAT SHOULD I DO SHOULD I REPLACE WHOLE GRIAN BY REFIEND CARB?

Bloating after meal: Many people think that they have celiac and don't. They unnecessarily go on a gluten free diet. The diagnosis is made by a blood test showing the presence of specific antibodies. If the diagnosis has been ruled out, you may have a sensitivity to gluten or irritable bowel and may want to try a low carb diet. If you drink milk with a meal, this could be the culprit if you are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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About 15 minutes after eating a Little Debbie Swiss Roll snack, I started to feel really out of it, fatigued, irritable and warm. No other symptoms.

About 15 minutes after eating a Little Debbie Swiss Roll snack, I started to feel really out of it, fatigued, irritable and warm. No other symptoms.

Nondiagnostic: The symptoms are nonspecific and may be purely coincidental rather than due to a reaction or intolerance of the ingredients in that snack. If it happens again then I would feel that you're intolerant of some ingredient in that snack. ...Read more

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41 yr old female, healthy weight and moderately active. Postprandial insulin level is 66. Glucose is normal. Eating a low carb, low sugar diet but feel shaky and hungry after eating. What to do?

41 yr old female, healthy weight and moderately active. Postprandial insulin level is 66. Glucose is normal. Eating a low carb, low sugar diet but feel shaky and hungry after eating. What to do?

Sounds backwards: Google my name & then go to my website: Go gluten free, avoid all dairy, transition slowly to at least 80% unprocessed "foods EXACTLY as they grow up out of the ground and in the field' = (*0%) vegetarain. Hi protein diet causes high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, cancer. ...Read more

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Exhaustion (Definition)

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