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Feeling Tired After Eating Chocolate
When: You eaf, a signal goes to the brain. As the signals crescendo as you fill the stomach a center in the brain tells you that you have had enough. If your diet contains a lot of "junk" (especially sweets) the brain becomes more sensitive to all input signals. Thus the "jittery" feeling is a result of the input signal from the stomach. Sounds whacky? I've seen it all too often in this day and age. ...Read more
Nauseous after almost everything i eat, especially after fatty foods. Have gas, feel tired, bloated, painful spasms & full after eating very litte. Ibs?
What symptoms ?: Your question is too nonspecific & offers no information about your symptoms, signs, risks. "gi problems" run the spectrum from cancer to infection, inflammation, ischemia, metabolic disorders, motility issues, malabsorption/ maldigestion, stress, & even problems outside the GI tract. Please help with more info--happy to assist if we know what "feeling sick" means to you & in what context. ...Read more
Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your gp for evaluation. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: It can be common for people to get a bloated feeling after eating- especially with spicy, acidic or heavy foods, caffeine, and alcohol. Dairy products can do it as well (many of us get a little lactose intolerant as we age). Try to see if there's any relationship with the foods you eat, and if not, try to check in with your doctor about it! ...Read more
May have reflux: See your doctor to find out if you have reflux food allergies or other abdominal issues. Some people have to avoid lactose and others glutein so it is hard to know without reviewing this with your doctor and getting a physical exam and possible work up. Even pregnancy can cause this. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?
GERD.: The symptoms you have described could be consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given your age, it would be fine to trial a one month course of an over-the-counter medication like Protonix or Prevacid. Should this medication not work, or should your symptoms worsen during the month trial, then an evaluation with a gastroenterologist would be wise. ...Read more
Binged on fried food & choc cake late lastnight. Feeling irritable, bloated, nauseous, tired and flatulent.What can I do eat to help myself feel better?
Binging: Is binging on these foods something you do often? You may need some help with this habit -- which can be a form of eating disorder. Your primary care physician would be a place to start. In the meantime, mint tea may help settle your stomach. Fennel seed can help your body expel gas and calm your digestive system. Ginger if nausea is pronounced. Or simple pepto-bismol from the drug store. ...Read more
Sweet dreams: Eating a lot of sugars, or any simple carbohydrate, transiently raises you bloods ph, which causes mild sedation. Eating large meals shunts blood to the stomach which can make you feel tired as well. ...Read more
Woke up severely nauseated, feeling faint, pressure at pit of stomach, flushed, gagging, burping tuna taste that I never eat, feeling bloated, tired?
Should pass: Probably related to some component of the food including preformed toxin or some inflammatory condition (viral/ bacterial), all tagged under either food poisoning or gastroenteritis. This should pass, avoid dairy for a couple of days, drink water, liquids, dry toast etc, give it about 24 - 48 hrs, should improve. Unlikely will take longer, you may have an associated diarrhea as well in this case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing feeling depressed and feeling anxious (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc and feel dizzy and heavy headed?
Neurologist referal: I suggest you have an exam by a neurologist as soon as possible. The dizziness and heavy headed feeling should be explored further. Depression and anxiety are also of concern and could be related to a neurological problem, diet, or psychological problems. Please avoid caffeine and alcohol. I wish you well with your health and am available for future consultations on HealthTap. ...Read more
Lately i get really cold, lethargic, and lightheaded before meal times. After eating i feel better for a few hours. Not overweight, eat healthy.?
May be hypoglycemia: These symptoms could well be due to hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. To confirm this you should have your blood sugar tested when having symptoms and/or do a glucose tolerance test. The treatment is to avoid sugars/simple carbs and to eat more frequently. Whatever the cause, these symptoms warrant evaluation by a doctor. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/hypoglycemia-000090.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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