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symptoms after eating

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 21, 2008
  • 05:01 PM

I've been trying to diagnose this for a year with no luck:

About 2-3 hours after eating pretty much anything I get:
- severe drop in blood pressure causing dizziness/weakness/fainting
- cutoff circulation to hands and feet - they become ice cold and hurt
- trouble breathing due to what seems like bloating/heavy feeling in abdomen, indigestion, bloating, gas and sounds in the abdomen
- severe anxiety, clouded thinking

The only thing I've been diagnosed with is acid reflux but have no pain or discomfort after I eat. I had the following tests which all came back normal:
- Colonoscopy
- Endoscopy
- Upper gi(barium swallow)
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Brain MRI
- Heart CT Scan
- Large # of different blood tests

I used to be a healthy 25 year old with ideal exercise and diet (fruits, veggies, no smoking, no alcohol), now I probably lost 30lbs in the last 6 months alone and I was skinny to begin with. I have the appetite but eating causes me to get these symptoms which I can only describe as life threatening. The blood pressure/circulation problems are the ones that stand out the most as they are the scariest.

Could anyone point to any possible test or condition that sounds familiar. It came on over a course of a year. First large meals would cause me to drop blood pressure, feel lethargic and nearly faint, eventually smaller and smaller meals caused similar symptoms. At one point I actually had a tiny can of baby food which nearly caused me to go to ER.

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  • I would suggest getting tested for diabetes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 06:32 AM
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  • Maybe celiac disease. Try here. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/index.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 09:08 PM
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  • that sounds so so familiar to me.......:confused::(Irritable bowel , constant need to urinate and sharp pain also, constant tiredness weakness and dizziness , body tremours especially in the hands, horrible discomfort after eating and increased pulse rate after eating , underweight , unable to tell if I am hungry or not , muscle pain and other body pains, feel like I am getting a fever a lot or like I am comin on wit something , headaches , bloated stomach , pale dry dull skin, I think I have a weak immune system, dizzyness when I move, unable to do much exercise as it makes me feel sick and dizzy, constant nausea and stomach pains, bad reaction to alcohol, travel sickness, get very pain stomach pains and get weak and shaky at the time of my period, also a feeling like I am going to collapse often or like go unconscious. constant body heavyness find it hard to like carry myself around.I also feel hungry even after I eat sumtimes. I feel like stoned like high or something also like im on drugs or something.These symptoms have been here for around 2 yrs or even longer but they keep getting worse. Current medication: lustral 100 and concerta 54 been on it for just over a year Tests I have received ; full ultra sound , barrium swallow , camera test into the stomach , urine and blood tests, mri scan (1 year ago), blood pressure , egc scan All came back normal with only slightly low blood pressure.Btw I am 18 Caucasian and have no previous sever illness or infections and I eat well .
    ally70 9 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 09:32 PM
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