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Re: Headache after eating

Posted By Adam Martin on April 27, 1999 at 10:15:40
I have developed a condition within the past two years in which certain types of foods give me extreme headaches.  Whenever I eat or drink any food with fat or sugar I get a headache that last from two to three hours.  The types of foods include burgers, fries, fried chicken, candy, Coke (diet's no problem), lemonade and others.  The headache makes me dizzy and disoriented.  My eyes feel pressure being applied to them.  I also feel a bit nauseated(sp).  The only relief is to stop what I am doing and put my head on a desk.  I am a 30 year old male.  Can you please help me?




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Posted By CCF neuro MD MM on April 27, 1999 at 10:28:43
There are a number of possibilities here, sometimes certain foods can precipitate migraine headaches, however this is usually restricted to a certain limited range of foods, chocolate being a good example.
Since the range of food involved is so whide I suspect that the symptoms may relate to blood sugar levels.
It is possible that you are having an excess secretion of insulin in response to large carbohydrate loads and this is causing hypoglycemia and consequent headaches. This need to be investigated by means of testing, Ideally to include blod sugar and insulin levels  after eating while you have the headache.
You should consult an internist to have this investigated as it is probably
not  primarily a neurological problem.











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