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josef Dieckman
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   Posted 10/21/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok folks, back in black, as it were...................
Perhaps this is related to (or exagerated by) my "chrons"
Here's the poop.
For years now, I have been having severe reactions to eating....especially big meals...and especially after I've gone a while without eating.
What happens: I eat a nice meal. 30 minutes later, my heart begins pounding out of my chest...sometimes irregularly. I dont know much, but I know unless you've been really physically active, you shouldnt feel your heart beating like this. Also, My body gets a little tingly and I begin to get drowsy...more like malase. My breathing becomes a little labored too. Soon, I fall asleep, but only for 15-20 minutes. It is a DEEP sleep!
When I wake up my whole body is kinda numb, kinda "buzzy" and I feel like I have been drugged. It takes me forever to get out the post-nap funk. I can tell you that NO prescribed pain killers or pain meds have EVER made me feel the same kind of sedation.

Also, if I am in a situation where I cant go to sleep (in the store or restaurant), I get dizzy and anxious and fidgety
I have a doc (family doc) appointment tomorrow, but I have been reading up a little on Dumping syndrome and reactive hypoglycemia.............
Anyone here have similar symptoms or either of the above mentioned problems related to chrons (dumping syndrome, reactive hypo)??????? I should add that I had a hernia surgery when I was, oh, one or two years old............nothing since then
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   Posted 10/22/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want to go to the diabetes forum and ask. It does sound like your blood sugar levels are taking a mighty dive and crash.
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Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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   Posted 10/22/2007 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow...when you go for something you go extreme! I had similar but much less severe symptoms with severe iron/B12 deficiency. The tingling was unbelievable and I was falling asleep like a narcoleptic--I even had a bruise on my head from falling asleep at my desk and hitting it too hard, it never woke me up. I also found I was getting the heart pounding and was getting to a diagnosis of asthma for the respiratory issues.

I would also check your meds. Bad tingling and "feeling weird" came about when I tried to take flagyl. Are any of your meds spiking then dropping your BP or affecting your sugar like Judy said.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

josef Dieckman
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   Posted 10/22/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Not taking meds now...........last winter the GI said I had no signs of chrons.............so he took me off everything...........

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   Posted 10/22/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
HI there ole friend

It does sound like you are having probs with BSL........hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic.........Just my opinion.

You should check out Diabetes forum as posted and have a complete check up done on your Blood sugar levels

Keep us informed and hey dont be a stranger

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   Posted 10/22/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had the EXTREME tired and sleepiness after eating a good size meal as well. But, for me, its a 1 1/2 to 2 hour deep sleep nap.

I also experience EXTREME chills that require bundling up in fleece, under the blankets AND a down sleeping bag to begin to warm up. I've had both on and off for years.

One thing that greatly helps is to quit w/the big meals or the 3 good size meals a day and resort to 6 small meals a day. (And if you think THAT "ain't fun trying to eat a balanced, nutritious diet!!).

For the EXTREME chills a cup of a hot beverage: tea, cocoa, etc. before climbing under piles of blankets, fleece and down shortens the length of time to get warm - but I can still figure on a good hour to do so.
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josef Dieckman
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Barring any roadblocks, I am supposed to do blood tests on Saturday......got to do a fasting blood test, then go eat a nice meal, let the symptoms kick in, then go back to the lab and get another test..........

yippee.........more needles..........



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