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Feeling Drugged / Extremely Drowsy / Sleepy After Eating?

Hello. I feel extremely drowsy like I'm drugged or something after eating certain foods. This includes oatmeal, white bread and candy, and I think to a lesser extent most food. My blood sugar is normal before eating and after, and I've been tested for diabetes multiple times as well as for celiac and vitamin and mineral deficiencies, all negative. What could cause such a reaction? How long after you have eaten do you get symptoms ? How long do they last ? Do you have any symptoms on waking day after. Whats your day to day diet ? The symptoms last for about 2 hours. It hits immediately after eating one of these foods, but it slowly disappears on taking naps and drinking water. I only have symptoms the next day if I eat one of these foods before going to sleep. My day to day diet isn't really very good, and consistst mainly of cheese sandwitches and dinner, as I have had to eliminate several foods due to gastro symptoms. Hi wk, this could be from a few different causes. Full list of every symptom you suffer would help work out which 1 or more its likely to be. So common causes can be low stomach acid. (Other signs would be weak nails, chronic fatigue, extreme dry skin, multiple food Continue reading >>

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  1. Zachary and Joshua's momm

    Momma's with Gestational Diabetes

    Hi ladies, I am looking to for mom's who were diagnosed with GD.
    I have a few questions...
    1. Did you have prior symptoms other than when diagnosed by a doctor?
    2. If so, how early did you notice
    3.What were the symptoms you were having
    4. After diagnosis, what treatments were you given to manage the GD?

  2. Cherie Bailey

    I had symptoms since I was very early on in the pregnancy, but never tested until 28 wks. The docs treated me for everything else but that. I was thirsty all of the time, I had stopped drinking everything but water. And I was drinking 2-3 gallons a day. I would also get very tired after eating a normal meal, to the point to where I would fall asleep within 30 minutes after eating. I'm what they call a Hypoglycemic GD, my levels get too high. On the opposite end, there is the Hyperglycemia, levels too low. With that you feel week, shaky, and light headed. Hypoglycemic is easier to manage than Hyperglycemia.
    Now that I am officially diagnosed a GD, I tried watching my carbs for two weeks and checking my sugar levels; it didn't work. They then put me on a pill twice a day called Glyburide, along with checking mu levels, and it didn't work either. I started insulin injections last Thursday, and we are still in the process of finding the right levels for me.
    Because I require medication, I will be induced at 39 weeks (pending a growth scan U/A), I get non-stress tests twice a week, and a fluid level check every week. I'm already a high risk because my babies like to come early, so this just adds to list of complications for me.
    GD can cause you to have a "fat" baby, so they may or may not have to break a clavicle to deliver the baby or they may have to perform a c-section. (Which could still require a clavicle break). Babies are more likely to have breathing difficulties at birth, low sugar levels at birth, or high sugar levels at birth, and they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

  3. Zachary and Joshua's momm

    Quoting Cherie Bailey:" I had symptoms since I was very early on in the pregnancy, but never tested until 28 wks. The docs treated ... [snip!] ... at birth, low sugar levels at birth, or high sugar levels at birth, and they are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes."
    Thank you so so so much for responding to me. I am only 12 weeks but I have been experiencing sever shakiness, light headed, extremely tired after eating any and all meals and crave sweet things verses healthy things as if they are going out of style. I have had 2 pregnancies prior with no issues so I am concerned that something could be up..

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