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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I get heartburn and a headache after eating sugar?

Why do I get heartburn and a headache after eating sugar?

Sucrose intolerance: Sounds like you are deficient in enzyme sucrase; hence the symptoms. Consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more