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I feel light headed as nauseated about 10 minutes after eating, what could this be?

I feel light headed as nauseated about 10 minutes after eating, what could this be?

? Problem Food: This may be related to food you have eaten. If you vomit and then have diarrhea, this could be due to food poisoning but its hard to make a diagnosis. Sometime just heavy diet cause this kind of symptoms and go away in 30-60 minutes. ...Read more

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I gained a bit of weight this summer (~35 lbs), and now I am cutting back on my eating I often find myself very weak and light headed even when cutting just 250 cals. What could get me past this?

I gained a bit of weight this summer (~35 lbs), and now I am cutting back on my eating I often find myself very weak and light headed even when cutting just 250 cals. What could get me past this?

We are what we eat: It is important for your body to function well, to received the right nutrients. If you don't eat much now but drink sodas or have snacks with high carbohydrates
you feel dizzy and tired. Try having breakfast with 2 scramble eggs and one wheat toast with cheese. No cereals, or juices or sodas. Have one or two apples and nuts for snacks. Lunch/dinner:chicken, turkey, tuna, veggies. Lots of water! ...Read more

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Feeling light headed and disoriented after eating for about 30 minutes? What causes this?

Low blood sugar: Probably low blood sugar. Some people might have out of proportion increase Insulin secretion with food. If persist you need to see a dr. ...Read more

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About 6 years ago eating fish started to make me sick. I've eaten it my whole life without a problem. I get flushed, hot, nauseous & light headed.

About 6 years ago eating fish started to make me sick. I've eaten it my whole life without a problem. I get flushed, hot, nauseous & light headed.

Allergies can come: And go throughout life. Please see you doc who can test you for food allergies/sensitivities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Light headed headache relieved after eating some food?

Light headed headache relieved after eating some food?

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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Feeling light headed and disoriented after eating. Could this be anxiety?

Feeling light headed and disoriented after eating. Could this be anxiety?

Do you become: Hypoglycemic? Depending on how long it is after a meal- some people have a rise in their blood sugar, Insulin outpour followed by a drop in their blood sugar. You might want to see your doctor if this happens to you. ...Read more

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After I was done eating I felt light headed dizzy somewhat nasues had a pain in the middle of my chest felt confused what can it be?

After I was done eating I felt light headed dizzy somewhat nasues had a pain in the middle of my chest felt confused what can it be?

Maybe cardiac: This could be cardiac chest pain. You should see a doctor right away. If it happens again, go to the er by ambulance. The other likely causes include heartburn, muscle pain, and lung inflammation like a mild infection. However, cardiac chest pain is life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can eating too much sweets and the heat cause me to feel dizzy and light headed?

Can eating too much sweets and the heat cause me to feel dizzy and light headed?

Lightheadedness: Heat exhaustion and dehydration can certainly lead to lightheadedness. Eating sweats may affect pre-diabetics and diabetics with compensatory hypoglycemia after ingestion which causes lightheadedness. Make sure your heartrate isn't irreglar or too fast. Count beats at carotid artery of neck for 6 seconds and multiply by 10. Should be less than 120, unless exercising. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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I have dizziness, vomit feel and light headed after eating. This happens only after the day of weekend alcohol party. What is this sign?

I have dizziness, vomit feel and light headed after eating. This happens only after the day of weekend alcohol party. What is this sign?

Hangover!: You are drinking way too much if you are sick afterwards. Back off, or get help, if you can't seem to decrease your drinking to levels where you are not sick or impaired--during or afterwards. ...Read more

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My blood glucose levels are never over 100 even after eating. I feel shaky and light headed when they are in 70's, should I be concerned? Non diabetic

My blood glucose levels are never over 100 even after eating. I feel shaky and light headed when they are in 70's, should I be concerned? Non diabetic

Concerned?: Low BP or glucose can do this. Frequent small meals are advised. Stay well hydrated. Lay flat if you feel faint. Keep your brain happy it needs glucose and a good perfusion pressure. Ask your doctor for help if these symptoms re-occur. ...Read more

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Been feeling light headed cant feel my skin, cant tell the difference between hot or cold like I used to. Not eating very healthy foods. Or exercising like I normally would. Do I have a vitamin deficiency?

Been feeling light headed cant feel my skin, cant tell the difference between hot or cold like I used to. Not eating very healthy foods. Or exercising like I normally would. Do I have a vitamin deficiency?

Probably not!: Vitamin deficiencies are very rare in the US. You have to really work at getting one. If you eat any sort of a reasonable diet with a mixture of fruits and veggies and an occasional meat dish you won't develop a vitamin deficiency. Just follow the sales in the markets but if you feel you must take a one-a-day vitamin capsule. As to your other issues go see a live Doctor. ...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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What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

Hydration: Breast feeding requires that you maintain your hydration, fat intake, calcium and overall calories. I suggest you review with your gyn. ...Read more

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I woke up feeling fine, but after I showered became really weak and light headed. I had to hold on to walls or furniture to walk. I thought eating would help, but when I ate I felt nauseated. My ears ringing and was sweating. This lasted ~10 min?

I woke up feeling fine, but after I showered became really weak and light headed. I had to hold on to walls or furniture to walk. I thought eating would help, but when I ate I felt nauseated. My ears ringing and was sweating. This lasted ~10 min?

Here we go again: A lot of HealthTap posters have an inexplicable compulsion to post urgent questions about brief, transient symptoms that happen ONCE that sound to doctors like what we call "benign self-limited episodes". We can't see the dates of posts, so I have no way to know whether this happened yesterday, last week, last month, or last year. So: If this happened MORE than once, please repost & let us know. ...Read more

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Bad stomach pains after eating or drinking any thing, head aches, light headed, feeling weak any ideals what it could be?

Bad stomach pains after eating or drinking any thing, head aches, light headed, feeling weak any ideals what it could be?

Ulcers/gallstones: Abdominal pain associated with food is concerning for gastric/duodenal ulcers and/or gallstone trouble. Panreatitis is also a possibility. If u have not been able to eat/drink, u could be dehydrated and thus headaches/dizziness etc. Significant irritable bowel syndrome can do same, but usually this is a long-persistent issue. Pepcid/prilosec may help. I would consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad stomach pains after eating our drinking any thing also I've had bad head aches and light headed and recently I just feel weak any ideal what it could?

I've been getting really bad stomach pains after eating our drinking any thing also I've had bad head aches and light headed and recently I just feel weak any ideal what it could?

Ulcers, gallstones: Abdominal pain associated with food is concerning for gastric/duodenal ulcers and/or gallstone trouble. Panreatitis is also a possibility. If u have not been able to eat/drink, u could be dehydrated and thus headaches/dizziness etc. Significant irritable bowel syndrome can do same, but usually this is a long-persistent issue. Pepcid/prilosec may help. I would consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Loose poop, very bad stomach ache mostly after eating, nauseous, weak and shaking and light headed at times. What could it be?

Loose poop, very bad stomach ache mostly after eating, nauseous, weak and shaking and light headed at times. What could it be?

Maybe just a...: ..."stomach bug, but persistent and/or non-improving symptoms warrant evaluation and treatment please. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up light headed and it goes away after awhile but this time when I felt light headed the entire day. What could this be?

Sometimes I wake up light headed and it goes away after awhile but this time when I felt light headed the entire day. What could this be?

Dehydration: It is probably dehydration. drink 3 to 4 :8 oz glasses of water and see if the lightheadedness goes away. Ake some motrin or tylenol for the headache. drink at least 2 liters of water on a daily basis. See how the water thing goes and you will be surprized ...Read more

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Light headed 4 days in a roll?

Light headed 4 days in a roll?

Make sure: You are eating properly and also have fluid intake. If you are doing this it is not normal to be light headed and dizzy for four days in a row. Any headaches or visual symptoms? Any muscle pain or pain on blinking your eyes? See a doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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Getting light headed when coughing?

Getting light headed when coughing?

See doctor....: If you are coughing so much that you are getting light-headed, you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip. All of these have different treatments and your cough can be due to more than one cause. If smoking, you need to quit today! If you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more

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What is it when you feel light headed?

What is it when you feel light headed?

Low brain blood flow: Low blood pressure or sudden movement can create temporary decreases in blood flow to your brain. Dehydration, over medication, low blood sugar....
A medical work up is recommended. ...Read more

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What do I do if I get light headed a lot?

What do I do if I get light headed a lot?

Hydration and diet: Some people become lightheaded when changing to standing from a sitting or laying position. Move so slowly to let your body adjust to blood moving away from your head. Drinking plenty of fluids and maintaining a well balanced diet are helpful in preventing lightheaded feelings. If you are still noticing these episodes, see your doctor to have the problem investigated further. ...Read more