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Rapid HR after eating

I am 49 and just diagnosed with Celiac disease so now I am on a strict gluten free dies.  I have also had gastric bypass so I don't eat much.  I do not take BP medicine except for Lisinopril.  I am also diabetic (type 1) and in 3rd stage renal failure (stable).  Now, I have noticed that after I eat my HR drastically increases and I feel like blood is rushing into my head and I have to lay down.  Sometimes it feels like I just ran and I have to take in deep breaths.  I have checked by BP during these episodes and it is normal (106/65).  I'm at my wits end!  Any suggestions on what is going on?
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It is likely your vagus nerve is being over stimulated when you eat.  I get short of breath myself after I eat but not as severe as you.  I don't have to lay down but I do breath heavy.  I would say after consulting with your doctors to make sure you are healthy enough to take medicine I might try some antacids to see if it can take some of the pressure off your stomach and vagus nerve.  Beyond that I would consult with your doctor and/or a cardiologist to see what else you may be able to do to help the situation.  I hope you feel better soon.  Keep us posted on how you are doing.
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Do you know if certain foods are responsible for the over stimulation?  For instance, I have had 2 salads today with no problem but last night after eating gluten free lasagna I was miserable.  Thank you for your advice.
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For me it seems like hard foods if that makes sense.  Nuts of any kind get mine going.  And anything that produces gas is a trigger as well.  I wonder if your gluten free pasta has a lot of fiber in it which can be a big gas producer.  For most of us it is trial an error to find what bothers us and what doesn't.
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