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Headache after eating

Hey y'all!
Does anyone else get a headache and shoulder pain after eating? Sometime accompanied by nausea too.
I know that blood pressure goes up after eating and I suppose it can impact CSF pressure.
I don't eat anything until after 11am and feel pretty good up until I eat. It happens after my evening
meal too...Gotta eat, a disconcerting symptom to say the least.
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  Hi Suzy...I wonder if it is a GERD issue and the fact u wait to eat until after 11AM u may have some bloating that occurs and affects ur vagus nerve....that along with the BP issue, it may be y u feel like this after u eat.....

U may want to try and eat more frequently but smaller meals to see if there is a change....
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No GERD or bloating. I follow the lean gains diet because anytime I would eat breakfast in the morning I would be starving in 2 hours, no matter what I ate. Now I never get that hungry in the morning or any other time during the day. I eat very few wheat products and minimal sugar because they can cause me to bloat. I drink lots of water with my meals so I know I'm not dehydrated...
Was just curious to see if anyone else had that issue because it's a relatively new symptom for me.
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  Oh so u had testing and ruled that out already...ok...well the vagus nerve can cause some of those issues and y I thought that might be a reason,,
Now u have me stumped.
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I am pregnant but notice my stomach always feels empty, even when I've just eaten. Another symptom I get that freaks me out is after a rich meal (lasagna or tacos for example) I get shaky and weak and have to lie down I feel like fainting. I wondered if the vagus nerve causes this. It is a cyclical symptom for me, but very scary when it is present. Feels just like low blood sugar...but it is AFTER eating :/
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  Sounds like it is GERD issues as that can affect the vagus nerve and can happen if u eat spicy foods like tacos and acidic foods like lasagna.

The empty stomach feeling happens when we produce more acids then we need...so eat 4 to 5 meals a day, but small meals so there is food in ur stomach to use up the acids....it may help. Be mindful of ur food choices and keep the meals small so u do not gain too much weight...but this is suggested for those with GERD, and being pregnant will cause a flare as will having Chiari.
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May also be gallbladder. Below are gallbladder symptoms and gallbladder attack symptoms.

GALLBLADDER SYMPTOMS

Pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side
Pain between shoulder blades
Stools light or chalky colored
Fatty stools
Indigestion after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods
Nausea
Dizziness
Bloating
Gas
Burping or belching
Feeling of fullness or food not digesting
Diarrhea (or alternating from soft to watery)
Constipation
Headache over eyes, especially right
Bitter fluid comes up after eating
Frequent use of laxatives

GALLBLADDER ATTACK SYMPTOMS specifically

Please note that if you are in severe pain and particularly if your attack symptoms are accompanied by fever DO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. The following symptoms are typical of a gallbladder attack.

Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage
Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder
Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)
Nausea
Queasiness
Vomiting
Gas
Burping or belching
Attacks are often at night
Attacks often occur after overeating
Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease
Pain may be worse with deep inhalation
Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours
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If your eating you bend your head forward that could be pinching your cord ect. and causing your Chiara pains.  I ate with my plate elevated on the coffie table on top of a cooler today,  It helped I think I will do it again next meal.  My neck is sensitive right now. No surgury yet.
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