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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

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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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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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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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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 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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Tachycardia, depersonalization, fatigue after eating. RX of POTS but never had this issue before. Sugars and BP are fine after eating. What could it be?

Tachycardia, depersonalization, fatigue after eating. RX of POTS but never had this issue before. Sugars and BP are fine after eating. What could it be?

Sounds like panic: Attacks. Many things can trigger them, including eating, especially around other people or in crowds. If doc has ruled out medical conditions please see mental health professional for strss management and panic disorder treatment. Lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...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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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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What could little white specs in stool, fatigue after eating and poor digestion all mean?

What could little white specs in stool, fatigue after eating and poor digestion all mean?

Gastroenterologist: Its means that you do have problem with gastroentestinal system. See gastroenterogyst for detailed work up ...Read more

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I am getting drops in sugar AFTER eating and also big jumps in blood sugar at other times. Non-diabetic. Symp incl #loss, anxiety, ab pain, fatigue?

I am getting drops in sugar AFTER eating and also big jumps in blood sugar at other times. Non-diabetic. Symp incl #loss, anxiety, ab pain, fatigue?

Common situation: If someone has diabetes they do not respond to insulin. Before things quite get to that level they respond poorly to insulin. And high levels of insulin are put out to compensate with eating. Low sugar afer, high sugar otherwise. ...Read more

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Been on pill 2nd month taking being sick after eating and cramps in tummy for past 4 days tiredness too. Any advice?

Been on pill 2nd month taking being sick after eating and cramps in tummy for past 4 days tiredness too. Any advice?

Take at night: Try taking your pills at night, then eat some crackers before you lift your head off the pillow in the am. This is similar to morning sickness, and the crackers is an easy way to help with mild importing sickness. The crackers absorb the acid in your stomach that has accumulated overnight. If the nausea doesn't improve, you may need to consider the patch or vaginal ring. ...Read more

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I am mildly nauseous after eating, I also have dull mid back pain, headache and feel fatigued. What is wrong with me?

I am mildly nauseous after eating, I also have dull mid back pain, headache and feel fatigued. What is wrong with me?

Somatic symptoms: Those symptoms are usually associated with anxiety. Lots of people develop physical complaints when they do not know how to cope with stress or do not make good choices I their life. That is the pain at the pit ofyour stomach. You need counseling on how to adjust to what life deals you, how to make good decisions, and act on them. ...Read more

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What could cause fatigue and low energy after eating yogurt and fruit with whole wheat toast with peanut butter every morning for breakfast?

What could cause fatigue and low energy after eating yogurt and fruit with whole wheat toast with peanut butter every morning for breakfast?

Probably food allerg: Probably food allergy. Eliminate all these foods for 1 week and then introduce one food at a time and then you can figure out which food may be bothering you ...Read more

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I always feel very fatigued, light headed, and overall sick after eating and have already been checked for low blood sugar. What could be wrong?

I always feel very fatigued, light headed, and overall sick after eating and have already been checked for low blood sugar. What could be wrong?

Low cortisol: Low cortisol or weak adrenal function can produce these symptoms but usually does result in low blood sugar as well. Another potential cause is autonomic dysfunction. Lastly if you still have your gall bladder you may have atypical disease that needs investigating. ...Read more

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I always feel very fatigued, light headed, and overall sick after eating and have already been checked for low blood sugar. What could be wrong?

I always feel very fatigued, light headed, and overall sick after eating and have already been checked for low blood sugar. What could be wrong?

Low sugar: Your symptoms suggest blood sugar going up after high sugary foods & then coming down rapidly 1-2 hr later causing the symptoms of low blood sugar even though it is hard to document. ...Read more

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Digestion takes several hours, why feeling pain after 10-15 minutes after eating. Lack of appetite and tiredness. Passing stools do not improve pain.

Digestion takes several hours, why feeling pain after 10-15 minutes after eating. Lack of appetite and tiredness. Passing stools do not improve pain.

Pain after eating: Sounds quite a bit like gallbladder pain, though something involving stomach acid may also be the culprit. This is something your doctor can sort out, and if it persists, see them to see if testing appropriate. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side of chest while sleeping frequent burping fullness and heaviness after eating fatigue. What can this be?

Pain in upper left side of chest while sleeping frequent burping fullness and heaviness after eating fatigue. What can this be?

GERD: It seems more like reflux. There are other causes of dyspepsia which may be what you are feeling after eating and symptoms of gerd, and one example is gallstone. Don't take things for granted, be evaluated by your doctor and be reassured or treated appropriately. ...Read more