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Anxiety/panic after eating and after exercising. What could cause this? I've already had echo, stress test, ekgs, cholesterol checked, and xrays.

Anxiety/panic after eating and after exercising. What could cause this? I've already had echo, stress test, ekgs, cholesterol checked, and xrays.

Triggers?: Once you have a panic attack anything that reminds you of the attack can trigger another--it's possible rapid heartbeat and/or rapid breathing is doing this ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Had an panic attack, after eating ice cream with caramel. And I mistakenly thought I had anaphylaxis. After that I was afraid to eat everything. Fear?

Had an panic attack, after eating ice cream with caramel. And I mistakenly thought I had anaphylaxis. After that I was afraid to eat everything. Fear?

Classic conditioning: Unnecessary fears can emerge by association. You've quickly learned to fear eating because eating ice cream was associated with a panic attack, which was not any fun! This is the time to deeply relax and then eat something gradually while maintaining deep relaxation. The fear will go away by eating again and not having a panic attack while doing so. ...Read more

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I get very conscious while swallowing and I avoid foods jus because am afraid tat it may get stuck. I get severe panic attack while eating &after food?

I get very conscious while swallowing and I avoid foods jus because am afraid tat it may get stuck. I get severe panic attack while eating &after food?

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." Alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. Or, eosinophilic esophagitis may be at play. A GI specialist is a good place to start eval & treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, an hour after eating a dinner/lunch I would feel anxious and sometimes panic. Any clues?

Hi, an hour after eating a dinner/lunch I would feel anxious and sometimes panic. Any clues?

If you get these: Symptoms after eating, you need to inform your family doctor about this as there's a great chance that you have what is referred to as postprandial hypoglycemia. What this means is that after eating your blood sugar goes up followed by a rise in your insulin. Too much Insulin is released by your pancreas and it over shoots such that the blood sugar then tends to drop precipitously and trigger things like depression panic attacks, tearfulness, and palpitations. It can be diagnosed by a simple glucose tolerance test. The treatment is to use multiple small meals throughout the day so that you do not get any large Insulin peaks. If your doctor feels that you need a more complete workup by an endocrinologist to rule out a small Insulin secreting tumor of your pancreas which are overwhelmingly benign, then he or she could refer you to a endocrinologist. Best wishes and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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After eating everytime I get a weird gut sensation like ican feel it moving through. It feels very unsettling almost panic like. What to do next?

After eating everytime I get a weird gut sensation like ican feel it moving through. It feels very unsettling almost panic like. What to do next?

Anxiety: I At age 35 stresses of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, children custody, and unresolved emotional conflicts can be overwhelming, agonizing and cause Anxiety and panic feelings Severe Reactive hypo in your condition is not clear. Please remember, "It is not what you eat, It is What is eating you" Please see a psychiatrist and a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Could adrenal tumour only cause symptoms during sleep or after eating? Could these panic attack symptoms be a dysfunction of ths ANS?

Could adrenal tumour only cause symptoms during sleep or after eating? Could these panic attack symptoms be a dysfunction of ths ANS?

ANS dysfunction: Periodic ANS dysfunction is not normally due to an adrenal tumor. You might expect high heart rate and/or blood pressure with such a condition. In such a case, the blood pressure would be consistently elevated. Panic attacks are a little different. Although there can be an elevated heart rate, there should also be a sensation of fear lasting for several minutes. Many adrenal tumors cause no S ...Read more

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Noserious allergies for 4months almost everytime 15 minutes after eating throat feels of closing no one sees or feels swelling I panic they think globus?

Noserious allergies for 4months almost everytime 15 minutes after eating throat feels of closing no one sees or feels swelling I panic they think globus?

See a psychiatrist.: Globus hystericus is a term they have coined for non-organic feeling that the throat is closing when you swallow. You may anticipate the feeling every time you eat and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. An anti anxiety medication with psychotherapy will be helpful. ...Read more

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15 minutes after eating rough cookies throat felt tight and throat looked irritated then I went into panic could it have been my gerd? And anxiety?

15 minutes after eating rough cookies throat felt tight and throat looked irritated then I went into panic could it have been my gerd? And anxiety?

Sounds like anxiety: This sounds like anxiety to me. Consider meeting with a psychologist for psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral techniques are successful with panic attacks. A medication evaluation with a psychiatrist could be helpful if psychotherapy alone is not enough. ...Read more

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Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I excercise after eating?

Can I excercise after eating?

No: You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating to exercise because your digestion requires blood flow to your intestines and stomach, and exercise, which requires blood flow to muscles. ...Read more

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Why am I gagging after eating?

Why am I gagging after eating?

Gagging: Not sure! Does this occur after every meal or just the main meal. Either way you must contact your primary doctor. You will most likely you will have to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What causes coughing after eating?

What causes coughing after eating?

Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What is causing pain after eating?

What is causing pain after eating?

See a GI Dr: It may be related to what you ate for lunch or may be related to gallbladder (gb) disease as well. If you have not had an upper endoscopy, that may be needed to evaluate for gastritis, gastro esophageal reflux disorder (gerd) or ulcers. Avoiding spicy foods in your diet and not laying flat for several hours after eating may help. Test to check for h. Pylori may be helpful or ultrasound of gb. ...Read more

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I go cold after eating, why is that?

I go cold after eating, why is that?

After: Eating blood flows to the digestive tract away from extremities to help with digestion. Eat several times a day. Small meals. May help with this sensation. Also go for a short walk after eating. May also help ...Read more

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How come corn doesn't appear to be processed after eating?

How come corn doesn't appear to be processed after eating?

Most is; fiber: Corn bran can render some of it undigested. More is processed if well chewed. ...Read more

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After eating I feel sick why?

After eating I feel sick why?

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

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How come I get tired after eating?

How come I get tired after eating?

Keep a food diary: This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day. Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating helps them avoid feeling this way. ...Read more

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Feeling very bloated after eating?

Feeling very bloated after eating?

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