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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

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Can someone tell me why I get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and I think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Can someone tell me why I get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and I think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Depends....: On whether you are eating fresh fish or fish out of a can. You may be sensitive to some preservatives in canned food. ...Read more

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Why do I always get headaches after eating lunch? I also start shaking and heart beats faster. It happens no matter what I eat

Why do I always get headaches after eating lunch? I also start shaking and heart beats faster. It happens no matter what I eat

Can't tell here: Could be lots of causes, including what and when you eat, meds, caffeine intake, work environment, underlying medical issues-diagnosed already or not, etc. Need to see md, give history, bring diet diary (with symptoms), get examined, tested or referred to specialist (e.g. Ophthalmologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist) as appropriate. ...Read more

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After eating, all of a sudden I get this huge headache. Now hours later I can't sleep, burning feel around my heart, & light shaking. What's going on?

After eating, all of a sudden I get this huge headache. Now hours later I can't sleep, burning feel around my heart, & light shaking. What's going on?

MSG Sensitivity??: Monosodium glutamate(MSG) is a flavor enhancer found particularly in Asian food. Some people who consume MSG develop the MSG Symptom Complex consisting of some combination of: headache, hives,runny nose or congestion, mild chest pain, flushing, sweating, numbness or burning, chest pain and palpitations. This reaction appears to be a sensitivity and not a true allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Could there be a medical reason why I get a terrible headache after eating any type of beans: lima, black eyed peas, kidneys, etc? Thank you

Could there be a medical reason why I get a terrible headache after eating any type of beans: lima, black eyed peas, kidneys, etc? Thank you

Beans headache: Could there be a medical reason why I get a terrible headache after eating any type of beans: lima, black eyed peas, kidneys, etc? Thank you. ANS: not that I know of but I would go to PubMed and search beans AND headache to see what worlds medical literature says. Get back with us when you find out. ...Read more

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Throat itches after eating avocado? Sometimes I get really bad headaches if I eat a lot of it. Am i allergic?

Throat itches after eating avocado? Sometimes I get really bad headaches if I eat a lot of it. Am i allergic?

Possibly: If your throat itches — don't recommend you tempt fate. Stop eating it. However, if you want to know for sure — see your allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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What would cause a person to get hot with haedache and nausau after eating? After I eat I start getting hot, my head starts hurting and makes me nausaus.

What would cause a person to get hot with haedache and nausau after eating? After I eat I start getting hot, my head starts hurting and makes me nausaus.

You : You should get a complete medical evaluation wtih blood work. Sometimes if you absorb food too rapidly it can cause those symptoms. Keep a food diary of what you eat and what your symptoms are to see if there is a pattern. If you develop abdominal pain, light-headedness, vomiting or fever then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...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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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 alongside 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 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 a headache for two days, after eating raw red onions?

I've had a 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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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 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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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