Weakness And fatigue after eating

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Jake044
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   Posted 9/5/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever felt this? Ive been finding lately that after I eat I get extremely tired where i can barely keep my eyes open, almost out of nowhere. Could this be gluten intolerance, herx etc I'm not sure if anyone has experienced this.

Jake044
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   Posted 9/5/2011 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so weird! I'm glad someone else can relate. It's almost like I've been hit with an elephant tranquilizer, one minute I'm awake the next I struggle to keep my eyes open. I'm really not surprised your mainstream doc thought you were exaggerating you could go in with a severed limb and they'd send you home with antidepressants. That's a good theory though! I'm curious to see what other people think.

Spall
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   Posted 9/5/2011 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad I came here today; within the first few posts I'm reading something that I could have written verbatim.

I usually likened it to being hit over the head with a shovel. If I battle for an hour or so, at times actually holding my eyelids open with my fingers, I will have a normal night. If I ever succumb to the sudden fatigue I wake up hours later feeling like a bomb went off inside me, wishing I had stayed awake. It's the most intense, most non-specific feeling of general maliase I could possibly imagine.

I paid very close attention to my diet and couldn't liken it to anything specific. Even the amount of food had nothing to do with it. I started eating faster and immediately trying to go for a walk, leaving food out/dishes on the table/etc. This usually works, but on days where going for a walk is impossible it's back to holding my eyelids open. Makes me wish I had one of those machines from A Clockwork Orange to hold them open for me...

Razzle
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   Posted 9/6/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Reactive hypoglycemia may cause this.

So can food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.

Pancreatic insufficiency can also cause this.

Adrenal fatigue/insufficiency can also cause this.

I find I don't get as tired if I take digestive enzymes with my meal, and also I find higher protein foods make me sleepier. This is just me...YMMV.
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teeners
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   Posted 9/6/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
i notice that i have uncomfortable symptoms while eating, like i feel as if the food wont go down or the chewing/swallowing process isnt working. is this more nerve related?

Njlymie
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   Posted 9/6/2011 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
That is common. The lymies I know that experience this is do to effect of Lyme on muscles...trouble swallowing with throat muscles...toungue
Twitches etc etc
Be extra careful about chewing and of course choking. My friendsvhusband recently did hymlic on her. Swear not trying to infill fear.

mrseve
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   Posted 9/11/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, this is very strange. I get this most of the time. The feeling comes on almost suddenly. I have been trying to find an explination for this for a while.

whenallelsefails
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   Posted 9/11/2011 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to all the time a couple years ago - fall asleep in the middle of lunch and dinner. My roomie never liked that. I found I was falling asleep all the time. Ended up having sleep apnea and had surgery because everything was such a mess.

Last year I found that I couldn't fall asleep and was always staying up past 11 PM (couldn't be productive though).

This year, I'm back to falling asleep a lot. I'm thinking it might be because of the migraines and the massive amount of pain my so-called benign mass is causing (although the nurse doesn't think that's the problem).

After an odd observation from having a 50/50 mix of coffee and hot chocolate and reading this thread - I'm going to make an attempt of keeping track of how I'm feeling and when...

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   Posted 9/11/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Depending on where the feeling of a lump is located, it could be your thyroid (about the middle of the throat area) or it could be the glands that surround your throat (which are located at the top of the throat). I told my Acu doc that it felt like I had 1/2 a bubblegum ball stuck to the back side of my throat and she felt my throat in that area and handed me a tincture to take to help 'flush' my lymph glands.

I have also had pills, food, or whatever I'm trying to swallow get 'stuck' about 1/2 way down my throat, which turned out to be that my thyroid was quite swollen. I discovered I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and am now taking a Thyroid Supplement that has reduced the swelling.

I have also just had trouble swallowing a few times. My hubby had to do a Heimlich maneuver on me a couple of weeks ago!! GEEZZZZ!! Scared the beejeebers out of me!! - and him!! I had tried to swallow my night-time pills and he was already dozing. I shook him until he woke, then pointed - rather frantically - at my throat!!! He jumped up and did what needed to be done. We were both wide awake for another thirty minutes after that though!!! smhair
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whenallelsefails
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   Posted 9/11/2011 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you guys have the feeling like you can't breathe cause it feels like your throat closed up (not while eating or drinking)?

Traveler
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   Posted 9/11/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you be experiencing air hunger, where you can't seem to quite catch your breath? Or are you truly having trouble breathing? If it's the latter, you should get checked out by a doc to be sure that it's not something else -but it could be a symptom of TBI's.

This is in the "New to Lyme?" thread from the two posts about symptoms. - Dyspnea (out of breath) or shortness of breath (air hunger) after minimal or no exertion can be a symptom of Lyme, Babesiosis, or even mycoplasma infections.
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I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, making long paragraphs very hard to read.

whenallelsefails
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   Posted 9/11/2011 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it's air hunger or catching my breathe - though I definitely had that two years ago (sounded like asthma/bronchitis). That led me going to a cardiologist who said I was completely fine...

It doesn't happen often nor does it last long - it feels like the walls are closing in (sort of).
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