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Women Who Fall Asleep When They Eat: It Sounds Bizarre, But It's A Genuine Medical Condition - And It's Wrecking Their Lives

Sharon Anne Jackson, a 42-year-old receptionist from Reading, will often find herself sinking into a brain fog when she goes out for an Italian Reena Khan, 37, a hypnotherapist from West Yorkshire, has been suffering from post-eating exhaustion for three years 'Food comas' are more common than we think and the effects can be hard Every day, straight after lunch, Faye Perminsky crawls into bed and immediately falls into a two-hour sleep. Waking up just in time for the school run, she picks up her son Samuel, comes home, has dinner, and can barely keep her eyes open to read him a bedtime story before sinking gratefully back into bed no later than 9pm. Contrary to what you might think, Faye is not lazy. Nor is she exhausted just from the constant grind of juggling work and motherhood. The 43-year-old make-up artist from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, has a condition known as postprandial hypoglycaemia, which leaves sufferers overwhelmed with exhaustion immediately after eating. In a previous administrative job for a media company, Faye would struggle to keep her eyes open after lunch and once even nodded off at her desk. 'Thankfully, on that occasion, everyone was still out at lunch and 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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