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I been eating clean and healthier trying to lose some baby weight but today I had a "cheat meal" ate pasta with bread and got a headache, the other day also had 1 slice of bread and gave me a headache. Is normal?

I been eating clean and healthier trying to lose some baby weight but today I had a "cheat meal" ate pasta with bread and got a headache, the other day also had 1 slice of bread and gave me a headache. Is normal?

What's "healthier"?: In order to answer correctly, I'd have to know what your clean and healthy eating is. If you're restricting carbohydrates for the most part and then eat a carbohydrate-heavy "cheat meal", the headache may result from transient volume overload as where sugar goes water tends to follow. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have intense headache after eating, how can I explain it?

I have intense headache after eating, how can I explain it?

Intense headache: There can be many reasons for intense headache such as hypertension, food allergies, food intolerance, diabetes with hypogylcemic attacks as well as migraines. ...Read more

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I've had an headache for two days, after eating raw red onions?

I've had an headache for two days, after eating raw red onions?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What to do if I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising?

What to do if I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising?

May be hypoglycemic: You may be hypoglycemic. After eating processed sugars, you can have an Insulin spike that lasts longer than the sugars and it drops your blood glucose, low, leading to hypoglycemia and headaches. After exercise, you may have used up much of your endogenous stores and then become hypoglycemic. Discuss with your primary. Keep juice handy and next headache after workout, see if it juice helps. ...Read more

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I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising. What does this mean?

I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising. What does this mean?

? hypoglycemia: In certain circumstances taking a high amount of carbohydrate will cause production of Insulin which may overshoot and cause hypoglycemia. There is a relationship between hypoglycemia and headache in certain individuals. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a headache and feel really nauseas after eating a lot of chocolate?

Would it be possible to have a headache and feel really nauseas after eating a lot of chocolate?

Penalty of excess: Of course excess of anything, food, drink, or
medicine can cause side effects. Nausea
tops the list. ...Read more

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I'm having daily headaches and always feel somewhat nasceous esp after eating and have bo appetite what's the cause?

I'm having daily headaches and always feel somewhat nasceous esp after eating and have bo appetite what's the cause?

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc., etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A severe, increasing, recurrent, or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms, must be evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel headache after eating apple (not always), is there any relation between apple and headache or it's just my wrong belief?

Apples: Apples are natural diuretics. They make you pee, and could tip you toward dehydration significantly enough to trigger a headache. If you have a sensitivity to apples the headache should occur 4-6 hours after ingesting it. If this occurs try avoiding apples. Pesticides on the skin may also cause headaches so try peeling the apple to see if there is a difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After eating and sitting on the couch I get a pain in the right side of my neck, and gives me slight headache. This has been getting worse, ?

After eating and sitting on the couch I get a pain in the right side of my neck, and gives me slight headache. This has been getting worse, ?

Neck pain post eats: Follow up in 24- hours with doctor/urgent care or ER. Do you have DM or HTN or elevated cholesterol? You need to have your carotids and heart evaluated with stress test, doppler and MRA ASAP, if all negative could consider gallbladder F/U TODAY. ...Read more

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On 3 separate occasions my 7 months old has been violently sick after eating pasta which was the only ingredient in common haven't given dairy yet.?

Food Allergy: Wheat and gluten in general are potent allergens. Wait until after at least 1 year old to introduce allergenic foods: dairy, nut butters, seafood, soy, chocolate, egg, tomato, berries, cherries, tropical fruit (including avocado), citrus, wheat, barley, corn, & seeds (sesame, etc.). After a severe reaction, it is safer to test for food allergy (& celiac) first before trying the food again at home. ...Read more

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After eating I have dizziness and headache?

After eating I have dizziness and headache?

Sugar levels: Keep a check on your sugar levels. Your sugars may be fluctuating rather quickly after eating. There may be a no of factors playing the role, for example what kind of food you are eating or the portion sizes of food. So please see your PCP to have a thorough evaluation and bolo testing. ...Read more

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Why do I get headache after eating something sweet?

Why do I get headache after eating something sweet?

Many things.: There is a long list of things that can trigger migraines or headaches. Maybe is not the "sweet" but something else causing it. Substances hidden in certain foods may trigger them. Sulfites in certain wine, also chocolates, some fruits like straberries, bananas, meat, cheese may trigger it. ...Read more

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I am fasting. But I have a headache after eating howhow I can treat this case?

Fasting and eating?: Start with simple options, try tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache. If usually drink a lot of caffeine, and are abstaining, may need caffeinated beverage to reduce discomfort. Need to try to decide source of pain--sinus or other will change recommendation--see your dr or urgent care if symptoms persist or do not improve with simple interventions above. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have horrible headaches after eating when you have been fasting for 25 hours?

Yes: There is a relationship between vascular headaches and hypoglycemia you should probably not fast for long periods religios fasting is not mandatory if your doctor advises against it! ...Read more

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For several days now I get a headache right after eating, regardless of what I eat. Any suggestions?

For several days now I get a headache right after eating, regardless of what I eat. Any suggestions?

Headache: Any past history of migraine? Does migraine runs in your family? Please discuss the possibility of migraine with your doctor. ...Read more

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Nagging headaches after eating. Not eating same foods or types of foods each time it happens. What could cause this?

Depends: Could be jaw or dental related. Tmj joint could be out of kilter, aggravated by chewy foods. Headache tends to along side of jaw and head. Put fingers on ears and open wide. If you hear clicks or feel irregular movement or crunchyness in ears it is further confirmation. C md for evaluation. May need dds or ENT for this. Could be other. C m d. ...Read more

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I have started having slight headaches about 1 1/2 or 2 hours after eating, none of what I have eaten has changed so not sure what is going on.?

I have started having slight headaches about 1 1/2 or 2 hours after eating, none of what I have eaten has changed so not sure what is going on.?

Onset of Intolerance: Good evening,
you could develop an allergy or intolerance to food items that agreed with your body in the past. Making a list of items consumed for different meals routinely in the form of a diary, and associating it with the onset of headaches will help to identify the item. This is the best way to identify what is causing the headache if it is associated with your food. ...Read more

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I had a random glucose test ->77 mg/dl, after working out. My glucose rises to 165 after eating pasta.?

I had a random glucose test ->77 mg/dl, after working out. My glucose rises to 165 after eating pasta.?

Pre diabetes: You may have pre diabetes or insulin resistance that is brought on by a carbohydrate load. You should have a blood test called a hemoglobin a1c to test your average sugar for the past three months and see whether there are any abnormalities. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a random glucose test ->77 mg/dl, after working out. My glucose rises to 165 after eating pasta.?

What to do if I had a random glucose test ->77 mg/dl, after working out. My glucose rises to 165 after eating pasta.?

Could be normal: Hi. If you're worried about diabetes risk, get tested. It's easy: fasting serum glucose, random serum glucose, A1c, or oral glucose tolerance test; each has its own diagnostic criteria. In the meantime, of course eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. Good luck! ...Read more

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The last few days I have been tired had a headache and been coughing mainly after eating and drinking should I be worried?

The last few days I have been tired had a headache and been coughing mainly after eating and drinking should I be worried?

Possible Flu: Do you have a fever, runny nose? Did you get the flu shot this year? If the answer to last question is no most likely the flue. Check it out. ...Read more

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After eating dinner I have uncontrollable sleeping. I cannot stop it. Headache present on awakening. Not a refreshing sleep.?

After eating dinner I have uncontrollable sleeping. I cannot stop it. Headache present on awakening. Not a refreshing sleep.?

Post- prandiial leth: I would recommend an evaluation for diabetes, hgba1c and fasting blood glucose to assess for this. If you have liver impairment, you could be experiencing post-prandiial elevation in blood ammonia levels due to impaired detoxification of the products of digestion (ammonia). This can cause lethargy, headache, confusion and other neurological symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have headache after eating sweet food and drink up to 4-9 l a day... Got tested for dm three times, but everything was ok...?

Why do I have headache after eating sweet food and drink up to 4-9 l a day... Got tested for dm three times, but everything was ok...?

Metabolic?: Metabolic syndrome/ or glucose sensitivity or Insulin resistance - sometimes can cause this type of reaction... While is not dm - can be a precursor to or at least show that you are "sensitive" to simple carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I vomited Friday night, several hours after eating pasta. It's now Sunday night and I'm feeling much better. Is it safe to return to normal food?

I vomited Friday night, several hours after eating pasta. It's now Sunday night and I'm feeling much better. Is it safe to return to normal food?

Yes: That sounds fine. If you are feeling better you can return to normal food. I recommend, however, that you start with somewhat bland food and not a lot of dairy. ...Read more

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I've tried everything to de-stress but exercise doesn't help. I have headaches that last for days feel sick before&after eating. What should I try?

I've tried everything to de-stress but exercise doesn't help. I have headaches that last for days feel sick before&after eating. What should I try?

A good physical: First it's important to see your physician for a through physical, and not assume that the symptoms are stress related. But if they are, there are plenty of ways to de-stress, although working with a therapist could be most helpful. ...Read more

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Hi. I keep getting headaches after eating lamb. Is it common or I cant eat lamb? Does it have other side effect (aside of headaches) if I still eat it?

Hi. I keep getting headaches after eating lamb. Is it common or I cant eat lamb? Does it have other side effect (aside of headaches) if I still eat it?

Tyramine containing: The tyramine is a substance found naturally in some foods and can trigger primary headaches (migraine, TTH, etc.). If you already have one, the lamb may worsen the intensity, frequency or endurance of your symptoms. Fresh fish, poultry and eggs are low in tyramine. Take care. ...Read more

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After eating some porridge I got a headache, so I'm wondering whether I'm allergic to oats?

After eating some porridge I got a headache, so I'm wondering whether I'm allergic to oats?

Possible, so try...: It is possible the porridge caused your headache, but also possible this was just a coincidence. Avoid oats for at least a week and try again; if you get a headache again then try avoiding. Also, if sensitive to oats explore it you might have a gluten sensitivity, as gluten can cause headaches in some. While pure oats don't have gluten, most oats have small amounts due to how they are processed. ...Read more